The new album by Tapani Varis takes us from the steppes of Mongolia to the mountains and glaciers of Norway to the magical mantras and epochs of Finnish history.
Varis has revived Finnish Jew's harp and made a bold album where Nordic landscapes embrace both the forest and the city. The archaic and spiritual sound of the Jew's harp is complemented by the breathtaking equation of kantele as played by Maija Kauhanen and percussion provided by Zarkus Poussa.
The album brings modern man, who is often overwhelmed by the minutiae of contemporary life, closer to his roots and the pulse of life itself.
Bowed instruments and the ten-string kantele was played by Piia Kleemola-Välimäki.