Höystö -kokoelmakasetti

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Höystö on kokoelma omaehtoista rockia Suomesta ja Michiganin osavaltiosta. Kasetti kokoaa yhteen suomalaisen ja amerikansuomalaisen underground-musiikin kiinnostavalla tavalla ja muodostaa pienen tutkielman Suomessa ja Michiganissa toimivien artistien musiikin yhtäläisyyksistä. Kasetti esittelee joukon artisteja, joita erottaa kieli ja välimatka, mutta joita yhdistää läsnäoleva suomalainen kulttuuri, periksiantamattomuus ja intohimo oman musiikin tekemiseen.

Sisältää Jukka Nousiaiselta ennenjulkaisemattoman kappaleen ”Mielestä kaikki turha nyt pois”.

 

 

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Kappaleet:

  1. Plastic Tones – Don’t Forget
  2. The Curfews – Rose
  3. Guggenheim-Projektz – Naapurin poika
  4. Ninni Forever Band – Tää ääni
  5. Mustat Kalsarit – Rakkautta
  6. Beatrix – Pumpkin
  7. Joni Ekman – Yöllä
  8. Dan Daniels – Going to the Ocean
  9. Jukka Nousiainen – Mielestä kaikki turha nyt pois
  10. Hulda Huima – Jalat laahaa
  11. Windmill Music – Love Arrives in Falling Leaves
  12. Terminal Orchestra – Fiver’s Plan
  13. Litku Klemetti – Sinä tiedät sen
  14. Wonderhorse – West Coast Fog
  15. Fungusmuscle – The Tickle Toad
  16. Joel Parkkila – Sad Enough for Two
  17. Itä-Hollola Installaatio – Thurston Moore
  18. The God Eaters – It Takes a Village
  19. Olimpia Splendid – Kalle kämmenellä
  20. Ostos – Rannalle (Jengi Hei)
  21. Sumuposauttaja – Entä nyt?

 

Julkaisija: Cudighi Records

 

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, colloquially known as the U.P., is home to the highest concentration of Finns outside of Europe, with Finnish Americans forming 16% of the population. For many lucky enough to call themselves locals, the Finnish influence on the Yooper identity is ever-present.

While the U.P. and Finland have numerous ties that bind them, they share one clear commonality: the summers are absolutely perfect, a welcome reward after long, frigid winters. Höystö is both a celebration of summer and the bonds that Michiganders and Finns share musically and culturally – namely, a spirit of DIY and rugged individualism, genuine support within their artistic communities, and a playful persistence that permeates everything they do.

My goal was to bridge the cultures by showcasing talented people from the community I grew up in and juxtaposing Michigan artists with similar sounds from the Finnish music scene. It felt more like a thesis than a compilation – a way to prove there’s a shared spirit, a creative kinship, something similar in the water. Thankfully, the songs blended seamlessly, creating a ragout of care-free tunes from friends I cherish, musicians I admire, and artists I haven’t met but can tell are pretty great.

While Yoopers come from disparate backgrounds that move beyond the Finnish-American story – something highlighted on Höystö – they rally around the concept of ”sisu”, the Finnish word for extraordinary determination and grit. Yoopers, like Finns, maintain a spirit of stoicism in the face of adversity, whether that be from harsh weather, grueling work, or general world-weariness. This tenacity influences their play; it translates to a boldness in their art, a particular gutsiness against all odds, a ferocious passion with both purity and purpose, albeit a little rough around the edges.

This fight defines two communities separated by language and landmarks. It gives them stamina. It gives them a support system. Most of all, it gives them staying power.

Here’s to the sounds of sisu and endless summer.

released October 23, 2020

 

 

Lisätiedot

Paino 0.060 kg
Mitat 12 × 8 × 2 cm