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Pekko Käppi is a player of Jouhikko, the ancient Finnish-Karelian bowed lyre, in all-improvised settings and traditional folk songs. Crossing bowed strings with soft locomotive rhythms, grainy drones and circling, buzzing patterns with otherwordly vocals chasing the arc of his bow with beautiful melodies. His music has been described like this: "In his hands the rough sound of weaved horsehair strings are swaying between the foul and lovely – dirty and pure. The old songs of unwritten tradition, timeless and dark… read more

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  • Avatar for haadeus
    mesmerizing as frog. trips your balls out even if you thought you were sober just a moment before listening.
  • Avatar for afrofushi
    amazin, beautiful and deep
  • Avatar for Phoenix_
    Wonderful music indeed. I Saw him live this summer, and what an amazing atmosphere he created with his voice and his jouhikko.
  • Avatar for caleb-meyer
    Saw him play solo last night in London, spell-binding stuff, bought the record: hypnotic and wonderful.

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