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Antti Paalanen


  1. 1.
    Meluta (We Wanna Make Some Noise)
  2. 2.
    Elä - Be Alive
  3. 3.
    Hede & Emi - Pollination
  4. 4.
    Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen - The Sky is Blue and White
  5. 5.
    Child in You
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 showcases 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.
The music on the Meluta album was created as part of Paalanen’s artistically oriented doctorate focusing on the development of new techniques for playing a traditional instrument. The wild visual dimension is part of the concept: the album’s music videos capture a wonderfully ecstatic slice of Finnish musical madness. Paalanen’s work Meluta was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2016.
New album RUJO will be released May 10th through Rockadillo Records and Westpark Music. First single ELÄ from the album was released April 4th.


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