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3.96 | 10 ratings

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4 stars Finnish band AALTO was founded in 2007, and following an initial demo release in 2008 they made their debut with "Tuulilabyrintit" in 2012. "Ikaro" is their second full-length production, and was released through the Finnish label Uulu Records in 2014.

Elegant, sophisticated, dark and mystical progressive folk music with a touch of jazz, thrown in for good measure, pretty much sums up the material Aalto explored on their second studio album "Ikaro". And while the album isn't quite perfect overall, there are plenty of blissful moments of pure magic at hand here, in a world music and ethnic Asian inspired music kind of way. Those fond of mystical atmospheres explored within a world music context should take note of this production straight away, especially if they are fond of excursions of this kind that also incorporate a few jazz-oriented details here and there.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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