String Tease

String Tease

by JPP
     
 

This record sets out to fool you initially -- it sounds so normal, so lightly classical, so cheerfully easy listening, all pizzicato introduction and lushly sweeping ads-for-dot-coms-of-doom soundtrack. Having suckered the listener, the group (four violins, one harmonium, one double bass, plus string orchestra support on most tracks) stands the music on its head and… See more details below

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This record sets out to fool you initially -- it sounds so normal, so lightly classical, so cheerfully easy listening, all pizzicato introduction and lushly sweeping ads-for-dot-coms-of-doom soundtrack. Having suckered the listener, the group (four violins, one harmonium, one double bass, plus string orchestra support on most tracks) stands the music on its head and settles into a distinctly Finnish groove -- not only that, it's a gleeful groove, where the music makes it obvious that the composers and performers were all having a fine old time. In a way, this does make String Tease almost a Finnish easy-listening album -- you're saved, perhaps thankfully, by the fact that quite a bit of this music does generate a distinct urge in the legs and feet. For some, if the music inspires dancing that stimulates the cardiovascular system, then it is by no stretch of the imagination any kind of easy-listening record. Proficient players, fun music, and a flying visit from Väsen all add up to a heck of a (Finnish) hoedown.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1998
Label:
Northside Records
UPC:
0021561602021
catalogNumber:
6020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

JPP   Primary Artist
Väsen   Group
Timo Alakotila   Harmonium
Arto Järvelä   Violin
Mauno Järvelä   Violin
Roger Tallroth   Acoustic Guitar
Jarmo Varila   Violin
Olov Johansson   Nyckelharpa
Mikael Marin   Viola
Matti Mäkelä   Violin
André Ferrari   Percussion
Mika Virkkala   Violin
Timo Myllykangas   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Väsen   Arranger
Timo Alakotila   Arranger,Producer
Arto Järvelä   Arranger,Producer
Mika Jussila   Mastering
Janne Viksten   Engineer

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