Producers: Jyrki Tuovinen, Liekki
Label: Ranka Recordings
#5 in Finnish chart. 14 weeks in TOP40-list. Radio Helsinki chose it the best Finnish rock album in 2000’s.
Late summer in 2003. The last gig with my first band. During the soundcheck and between the bands, this album is playing as background music. I had never heard of it, because I listened only to the metal. For some reason, I was impressed.
Singer Jansku (, which name he longer want not to use) Kuusela is a remarkable musician. Jansku or Janne has a gift to make musical compositions, which many don’t have. Liekki’s albums are filled with songs that don’t make sense to say just about anything and still they have everything necessary. Sentence structures are strange and the same phrase can be pronounced dozens of times, even in a row.
Korppi was some kind of breakthrough. There’s absolutely amazing compositions. I can’t say is playing skilled or not, but together the band play really nice. Bass lines will be just as it should be and the organ takes it off, what is obtained.
“The whole album is easy to classify naïve. But it is a fact, in meaningless way.”
Saattaja has a really catchy vocal melody. Its falsettos will be just enough to brittle to touch deep inside. Guitar sound moves exactly the right depth, not forgetting a solid basslines at the background. En Voi Auttaa tells a story with professional organ-playing. Also drum fills creating good karma. Korppi is a good example of bands lyrical line. Every one could think what the song is supposed to tell? Someone might complain that songs not make sense, but at least this is the responsibility of the listener.
The whole album is easy to classify naïve. But it is a fact, in meaningless way. Autumn and sunny weather. At least the yellow leaves on the tree or on the ground.
THE BEST MOMENTS
Saattaja – The best entity.
NOT SO BRILLIANT
Tikari – Annoying harping.