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JOKAMIES (AKA EVERYMAN)

Pekka Pohjola

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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3.70 | 24 ratings | 4 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Velka ~ Debt
2. Velkavanki ~ Gaol
3. Blues vernerille ~ Blues for Verneri
4. Kuolema? ~ Death?
5. Toivo ~ Hope
6. Koraali ~ Coral
7. Kuristus ~ Strangling
8. Umpikuja ~ No way out
9. Rakkaus-vapautus ~ Relief
10. Agnus Dei

Total Time: 37:18

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Line-up / Musicians

- Pekka Pohjola / bass, synthesizers
+ Kassu Halonen / vocals (10)
- Keimo Hirvonen / drums
- Peter Lerche / all guitars
- Jussi Liski / piano, synthesizers
- T.T. Oksala / synthesizer programming
- Timo Vesajoki / synthesizers

The Chamber choir of Suomen Laulu directed by Ensti Pohjola (6-10).

Releases information

Lp. Pohjola PELP 2 / Cd. Pohjola PELPCD 2 (1994)

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3.70
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Review by Warthur
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2 stars Having heard Pekka Pohjola's first four solo albums before taking on this one, this one came across as something of a departure to me, dominated as it is by synthesisers. It comes across as an attempt to blend classical choral work with New Agey synthesiser meditations, and whilst there's nothing inherently silly about that idea at the same time I don't think it works particularly successfully here; rather than creating a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts, I feel that the album ends up adding subpar New Age music to subpar choral music and ends up with something mildly more irritating than either of its halves.

Those who come to Pekka's music specifically looking for his Zappa-esque hyperactive workouts or his more sedate fusion styles (as seen in albums such as Visitation) will find this album a disappointing oddity. Those who are particularly interested in fusions of electronic music and choral music might consider this a worthwhile attempt, but I'm sure there's better examples of this sort of thing out there.

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5 stars Pekka will live on in our hearts trough his music, and this album is just one out of all of his adventures You could say that Pekka Pohjola (13.1.1952 ? 27.11.2008 *R.I.P.*) changed my life when I listened to his albums for the first time. The two first albums (1972 & 1974) and ''Visitation'' ... (read more)

Report this review (#537380) | Posted by li.ouhhh | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Awesome organ choral masterwork! Pekka's organ choral masterwork is not one of Bach's but majestic anyway. In this work Pekka proves, again, his capability of creating meaningful music with utmost style. I have not heard a bad album by Pekka and this is in the same category as the others, grea ... (read more)

Report this review (#96397) | Posted by pirkka | Wednesday, November 01, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is truly a monumental album - most of the music is slow and dark in a heavy, yet not distorted manner. It appears to be the soundtrack of an Finnish TV-film. Unfortunately I haven't seen it but judging from the music I suspect it to be as dark as the winter night up north. ... (read more)

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