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.