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3.04 | 16 ratings

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3 stars This Finnish musical project is rooted in 2006 when some 'hidden poems' were composed and performed acoustically, this was the very first start of Paidarion in 2006. Two years later the project continued with members of Finnish progrock bands Mist Season and Progression (not on PA, highly recommended jazzrock). Finally in 2009 Paidarion released their debut CD entitled Hauras Silta, in 2011 followed by Behind The Curtains and in 2016 by Two Worlds Encounter (as Paidarion Finlandia Project). This review is about their debut CD.

Many of the 12 tracks are mellow or start dreamy with wonderful, a bit high pitched female vocals and pleasant flute work. Often halfway the climates turns into slow rhythms with delicate synthesizer solos and exciting work on guitar, from moving and powerful to biting and wah-wah drenched. I am delighted about the very beautiful classical guitar play in the warm track Eksynyt. But Paidarion also deliver more dynamic and varied music.

A swinging rhythm with a funky (slap) bass solo in Polku.

A mid-tempo with rock guitar, saxophone and the distinctive Hammond organ sound in Kipinat Vedesta.

Swinging piano, rock guitar and male vocals, then a swirling Hammond organ solo and another funky bass solo in Tyhja Takki.

A long guitar solo with howling runs and lush Hammond organ in Hahmo.

And fine work on the fretless bass guitar and a sensitive electric guitar solo with a beautiful strings sound in Paivan Kajo Hileessa.

If you like a progressive blend of folk, classical, jazz and rock, this band from Finland is worth to discover.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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