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3.78 | 45 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mielisaurus (3:30)
2. Liskopallo (4:50)
3. Meressä Ei Asuta (4:04)
4. Natiivit (3:47)
5. Lounto Tuli Lähelle (3:03)
6. Tujuhuju (5:32)
7. Luola (6:32)
8. Omalla Ajalla (4:20)
9. Lautturin Viivat (4:06)

Total Time: 39:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Jarno Sarkula / saxophones, clarinets, tubax, various ethnic woodwinds
- Erno Haukkala / trombone, brass
- Miikka Huttunen / pump organ, grand piano
- Tuukka Helminen / cello
- Marko Manninen / cello, theremin
- Teemu Hänninen / drums, percussion

Releases information

Laskeuma Records

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ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT Huuro Kolkko ratings distribution

(45 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT Huuro Kolkko reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Fifth album of this crazy Finnish group that is now well established, but are also now busy rethreading the same fabric with not much change ever since their debut album. Well, I guess I'd better be clear: there are novelties here. First this is a concept album about the explorer Huuro Kolkko (hence the album title), although you'd have a hard time telling what the story is about since there is no vocals (call back on Tuomari Nurinio???;o)))) and the booklet says nothing of the concept's storyline. Second, Jarno Stakula (ex-Sarkula) has had built custom for him a new "tubax" (a contrabass-sax), and the group acquired a Theremin, but none of this is likely to provoke drastic changes under the midnight sun or noon moon.

Unfortunately, the group doesn't extend their scope from their usual Kelzmer-Manouche soundscape, which by now are really wearing thin on the most resilient Avant-prog fans like me. Even more so that the group is hardly the only one occupying that niche - look towards Quebec or to a lesser extent Belgium. If the debut had managed to make a small dent in the music market and cause a shock with its Black Metal Cellos and nearly-uncontrollable brass, one must say that after 4,5 albums, this one is not much different and certainly never surprises the auditor. Whether this album is better than the previous ones? Worse , certainly not, better also not. Neither is it different or unusual for them.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Univers Zero goes Klezmer and trash metal simultaneously, or RIO is undead. Welcome to Alamaailman Vasarat, or the "Underworld of the Hammers". The only one negative thing about the Hammers' latest masterpiece "Huuro Kolkko" is that it is a little short with it's 39 minutes. But it rocks! And ... (read more)

Report this review (#547158) | Posted by justaguy | Sunday, October 9, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars What a band!This band is a great example of what it is progressive.Their music is a blend of metal,punk and oriental music.Specifically they use persian scales.They don't use rock orchestration.They play with classical instruments.But also they have saxophone,accordion,trombones e.t.c.That's the ... (read more)

Report this review (#391118) | Posted by Prog Geo | Monday, January 31, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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