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Jukka Gustavson - Valon Vuoksi CD (album) cover


Jukka Gustavson


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.56 | 9 ratings

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5 stars A true, but really underrated masterpiece from Jukka! This second solo has a lot in common to first one, itīs also whole entity divided into smaller parts, there are no vocals, but itīs even more gone from the rock music towards classic music. There are no guitars and basses, drums are only in a one small part. The album is created mainly from Jukka in playing many different keyboards, other instruments as woodwinds, strings & percussions joining him occasionally. Still sound of the album is very organic, very far for example the synthetic world of Tomita. In album Jukka describes the changing of the seasons and nature in Finland very great way. In the insert of the album there are citations from the Bibble, but as in the first album, there are no strict connection in the music and those citations. The titles of the albums parts comes from the seasons and there are also subseasons like winter-spring and autumn- winter. In the beginning and in the end of album are titles outside the seasons, the first one is in english "Fulfilment of the sky" and the second last piece is "Eternity Continuity".

Album starts like a year starts, so itīs winter. Jukka decribes the brightness of winter in his keyboards, soon also the indian jewel and african bonetriangle creates sounds that reminds snow & ice. When the spring comes, comes into music also softer and warmer woodwinds. "To the honour of Summer" is the only piece with drums and itīs very excited, reminds the middle summer feasts in Finland. The Grand piano and Viola play the main theme of autumn and you can easily imagine grey sky and slight rain. In the end of the album the brightness of the winter come back with Jukkaīs keyboards, woodwinds and strings so the circle is full. The cover is also as amazing as music, the changing of the seasons is described into circle. Cover is planned by Jukka and painted by Alpo Vanninen.

So sad this album has never released as CD. Main reason may be that it was released originally by Discophon, not Love Kustannus or Rockadillo as the most of the Jukkaīs albums. Discophon is now part of the Warner Music Finland. When album has no commercial potential, big company seems not to have any interest to rerelease it. Svart records, will you read this review?

Mortte | 5/5 |


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