Antti Paalanen


  1. 1.
    Meluta (We Wanna Make Some Noise)
  2. 2.
    Elä - Be Alive
  3. 3.
    Vedä hanurii
  4. 4.
    Häijy olo
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This Madman in a Man Bun is Finnish accordionist Antti Paalanen. He will simultaneously charm you and scare the sh*t out of you.
When he growls the name of the next song in his best Finnish Death Metal voice and trains those pale, peeled-grape eyes on you, you don’t know whether he is going to play you a song that will root you to the spot... or rip your still-beating heart from your chest and devour it raw.
Antti Paalanen creates his wild music on the simple accordions so familiar to Finnish folk music. Although inspired by tradition, Paalanen has nevertheless created a sound world all his own, where tradition gives way to trance-like minimalism and a controlled and insightful use of modern sound technology.
Antti Paalanen released his third album MELUTA by Rockadillo Records 2014 and Westpark Music 2015. This album showcased a musician who is not only a brilliant accordion player but also a composer who takes his instrument to the limit: he screams at the accordion, stomps on the floor, pounds the bellows, and snorts like a raging bull. In Paalanen’s hands, the accordion is a living, breathing trance dance machine.
Newest album RUJO was released May 10th 2019 through Rockadillo Records and Westpark Music.


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