Monday, April 3, 2017

FINLAND: Kari Ikonen- "Ikonostasis" (OZELLA 2017)

Kari Ikonen hates to sit still. Over the past decade, the Finnish pianist has played on almost 50 albums, toured with countless groups and still today seems to come up with a radical change of direction every week. And yet, even within this vortex of activity, IKONOSTASIS sticks out as something unique and special. For this deeply personal project, Ikonen has invited his favourite musicians to play compositions that are both experimental and yet strikingly beautiful. The first IKONOSTASIS studio album compiles ten of these tracks into an innovative and beguiling work – managing to sound both strangely familiar and yet like nothing you've ever heard.