Immortal Tradition is a collection of dances that were fashionable in the 1800s; such as polka, mazurka and maanitus, that have now in true spirit of the 21st century evolved into massive festival thunder. Explosive elements have been borrowed from the metal tradition of today, whereas the melodies drew their inspiration from dance repertoires that were present, and partly still are, in the Finnish and Border Karelian regions.
Sanna Salonen (Soprano Saxophone)
Petri Prauda (Finnish Bagpipes)
Emilia Lajunen (Nyckelharpa)
Jani Snellman (Electric Bass)
Patrik Fält (Drums)
Hanna Ryynänen (Kantele)
Sirpa Juvonen (Voice)
Slayer of Schottische
Master of Maanitus
ALBUM Immortal Tradition
Release date 14.1.2022
MBA050, FIMBA2100020, FIMBA2200001-00008
Sibelius Academy Folk Music Recordings 176
Compositions by Sanna Salonen, (1) by Sanna Salonen and Petri Prauda, (7) by Petri Prauda
Arrangements by Ritva Nero
Recorded by Samuli Volanto at Kallio-Kuninkala, Järvenpää
Mixed by Samuli Volanto at Matkastudio, Tampere
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki
Layout & Design by Jani Snellman
Photos by Tiia Öhman
Produced by Ritva Nero
Executive producer Jyri Lehtonen / Bafe’s Factory
Published by Bafe´s Factory, Helsinki (2022)
In the darkest corner of the room, you can hear music in the air
- a trepatska tune that has always cried out for double-kicks accompaniment.
Trepatska is a dance that has been improvised by bowed lyre and kantele players right up to the beginning of the 20th century. Finnish ethnomusicologist A. O. Väisänen recorded Karelian trepatska and many other forms of dance music improvisation such as maanitus with the phonograph in his expeditions to Karelia and Aunus.
Väisänen published the tunes he had collected in 1928 in his book Kantele- ja jouhikkosävelmiä. Around a hundred years later, Trepatska Thrasher was inspired by those pieces.
SINGLE Trepatska Thrasher
Release date 22.10.2021
© ℗ Bafe’s Factory, Helsinki, Finland (2021)