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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Metsäretki (4:07)
2. Perhosniitty (5:05)
3. Maitoreissu (4:56)
4. Yöllinen Ratsastus (4:09)
5. Vuono Sininen (5:34)
6. Fossiili (2:50)
7. Napatanssija (2:57)
8. Pihakeinu (4:27)
9. Syksyn Taikaa (3:49)
10. Vieno Tuuli (4:01)
11. Equus I - Dysartin Teema (5:27)
12..Equus II - Alanin Teema (5:24)
13. Equus III - Yöllinen Ratsastus (4:02)

Total time 57:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Esa Kotilainen / MiniMoog, Mellotron, accordion, composer, arranger, production & mixing

- Peter Lerche / guitar
- Eerik Siikasaari / bass
- Anssi Nykäne / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Jari Loisa

CD Presence Records ‎- PRECD 035 (2013, Finland)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
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Collectors/fans only (67%)
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Review by Matti
2 stars Sigh... Esa Kotilainen has a unique history as one of the leading keyboard players in the Finnish popular music scene (he has played on dozens of artists' albums from Wigwam to Hector), and as a solo artist he's best remembered for his debut album Ajatuslapsi, which is very esoteric electronic progressive music. I haven't heard his later recordings which, if I understood, are also more or less experimental, inspired by factories or deep frost or whatever. Now, what do I get with his latest offering? Instrumental easy-listening music with a steady rhythm, starring an accordeon! Rather similar to some of Anssi Tikanmäki's music, but less powerful in imagery or melodies.

Tracks like 'Fossiili' are even irritating and monotonous. I wonder if an average accordeon-music listener will enjoy this either, because apart from a couple of nostalgic tunes, it's not exactly typical in that field at all. That is, not very danceable (perhaps a virtue in our context), but nothing special instead either, to grab the listener. Some close-to-the-nature kind of a person could use this album as a background music to some creative doings. Only few tracks are more enjoyable; 'Vuono Sininen' (Fjord Blue) has a nice laid back, by-the-lakeside atmosphere, and drummer Anssi Nykänen's contribution sounds good before the percussion-free, meditative section that gets a bit boring.

Here and there one hears interesting originality in handling the accordeon and adding some light moog or mellotron, but the compositions are rather half-baked. Overall, simply forget this one, even if you're among the seemingly few PA members who have found Kotilainen's former works fascinating.

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