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    Posted: June 20 2005 at 01:43
This guy is pretty fantastic, can anyone recommend stuff from him?  I've come to find he was a part of a 70's group named Wigwam and would like to know which albums are "best". And since Finnish is such a different language and I cannot pronounce most of his work, i'll save myself and others some valueable time by getting these cd's online.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 01:49
I have Harakka Bialoipokku (aka B The Magpie) and Kätkävaaran Lohikäärme . both are very good especially the former. Great zappaesque horn arrangments over fusiony grooves. Gotta get more into his music myself but the albums are so hard to find here! Anyways, B The Magpie would make a great start.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 03:36

I, like many other people, have only the album he made with Mike & Sally Oldfield as guests, which have a lot of international titles... The original finnish was something like (sorry for the mistakes) 'Keesojen Letho'.

Although I don't usually like too much jazz in my prog, this one is very good. I've always wanted to listen to the album I've read he made with an orchestra, but, alas, these are not the easiest records to find.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 03:44
Agree with Hugo, get the two he mentioned they are both awesome fusion albums with a definite Zappa feel. Also recommend Keesojen Lehto, Visitation, and Pihkasilmä Kaarnakorva as well. If you like those, look into his more recent stuff, its good too, although a bit slick sounding at times. Dunno if you've heard his Wigwam stuff, but all the albums he's on are good, with Fairyport being my favorite. Also, kind of obscure, but he also recorded an album in 1978 I think, under the moniker The Group. If you can find it, it is also a great fusion album.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 11:18
He's done some amazing stuff, kind of a Finnish Frank Zappa. The Mathematician's Air Display was released on Virgin in the late 70s and featured contributions from Mike Oldfield and Pierre Moerlen - I think it was also released with a Finnish title and may have been mentioned already. He's released an album every 3 years or so since, and everything I've heard has been excellent, although as some others have mentioned some of the later stuff is a bit slick at times.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 13:19
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

He's done some amazing stuff, kind of a Finnish Frank Zappa. The Mathematician's Air Display was released on Virgin in the late 70s and featured contributions from Mike Oldfield and Pierre Moerlen - I think it was also released with a Finnish title and may have been mentioned already. He's released an album every 3 years or so since, and everything I've heard has been excellent, although as some others have mentioned some of the later stuff is a bit slick at times.


Yup the album you are refering to was released in Finland as Keesojen Lehto, which I mentioned above, and is a great  recommendation there Syzygy.Clap


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2005 at 13:59
Harakka Bialoipokku is great and there is a
compilation (Inviation? that covers his mid to late
70's period that is well worth searching for. Visitation
is also very good!
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