Keijo - Flying Over

Flying Over

Keijo

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 9 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 9 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 9 tracks 6.75
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Keijo - Flying Over

The godfather of the Finnish Underground is back with his most complete album to date. Keijo Virtanen's far-reaching hands can be felt throughout the Nordic peninsula from his home in Jyväskylä. While he often performs in numerous groups such as The Free Players and Kheta Hotem, it is in his solo work that he is most accomplished. Virtanen is not just a talented and prolific musician, but also and artist and published author. His inspiration and creativity know no bounds. At 54 years-old, Virtanen still rides his motorcycle all over the country and shows no signs of letting up.

Virtanen finally took his show on the road this past autumn, touring with members of Uton and Vapaa throughout Northern Europe. He also released two CDs on the much heralded Last Visible Dog imprint. "Flying Over" is the culmination of a landmark year for this troubadour. These nine tracks run the gambit of all of Keijo's talents, from the rattling blues transgressions of "On the Edge," to the throatsinging-laced organic drone of "Late Night Here & Far Away," and completed with the harmonium-laced " Virtanen's range is pure magic.

While the bulk of "Flying Over" is entirely Virtanen's creation, he is joined by two of his closest collaborators on two tracks: Sami Virtanen and Jussi Karsikas, two extremely talented Finns in their own right. Whatever the moment calls for, though, Virtanen fills the void and the empty space with exactly what is needed. He is a wizard of sound and a seemingly endless well of magnificent music. It shouldn't be surprising for someone who makes their home at the center of the universe.

Reviews

Keijo's music draws all manner of textures (Asian percussion, throat singing, Jew's harp, subtle digital sound manipulation, distant drone, etc) to concoct a rustic, mystical take on traditional Finnish folk-- perhaps similar to American folk surrealists Sun City Girls, though to my ears, bleaker and more mysterious. - Dominique Leone, Pitchfork

Creaking, homemade sound sculpture derived from various strings, droney rumbles, percussive clatters, bells and more is what Keijo appears to be all about, but an ever present, near devotional quality dominates things as he veers from primitive improv to droney lo-fi world music, disjointed folk detours, homemade noise symphonies--all connected by an oblique surrealist thread--which makes sense given this was probably recorded in a bedroom somewhere near the Arctic circle. - Lee Jackson, Womblife

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI036DD)
  1. Keijo - Flying Over the Plains
  2. Keijo - On the Edge
  3. Keijo - Esta Claro Si
  4. Keijo - Keep Close
  5. Keijo (feat. Jussi Karsikas) - Vaupaden Kaiho / Long For Freedom
  6. Keijo - With Refreshing Touch
  7. Keijo - She's a Rolling Stone Sang Mr. Wilkins
  8. Keijo - Late Night Here & Far Awa (w/ Sami Virtanen)
  9. Keijo - What You Always Think Of

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flying Over the Plains 7m 2s £0.75
2 On the Edge 3m 29s £0.75
3 Esta Claro Si 6m 39s £0.75
4 Keep Close 8m 23s £0.75
5 Vaupaden Kaiho / Long For Freedom 4m 46s £0.75
6 With Refreshing Touch 6m 44s £0.75
7 She's a Rolling Stone Sang Mr. Wilkins 5m 7s £0.75
8 Late Night Here & Far Awa (w/ Sami Virtanen) 11m 0s N/A N/A
9 What You Always Think Of 4m 39s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (9 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flying Over the Plains 7m 2s £0.75
2 On the Edge 3m 29s £0.75
3 Esta Claro Si 6m 39s £0.75
4 Keep Close 8m 23s £0.75
5 Vaupaden Kaiho / Long For Freedom 4m 46s £0.75
6 With Refreshing Touch 6m 44s £0.75
7 She's a Rolling Stone Sang Mr. Wilkins 5m 7s £0.75
8 Late Night Here & Far Awa (w/ Sami Virtanen) 11m 0s N/A N/A
9 What You Always Think Of 4m 39s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (9 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Flying Over the Plains 7m 2s £0.75
2 On the Edge 3m 29s £0.75
3 Esta Claro Si 6m 39s £0.75
4 Keep Close 8m 23s £0.75
5 Vaupaden Kaiho / Long For Freedom 4m 46s £0.75
6 With Refreshing Touch 6m 44s £0.75
7 She's a Rolling Stone Sang Mr. Wilkins 5m 7s £0.75
8 Late Night Here & Far Awa (w/ Sami Virtanen) 11m 0s N/A N/A
9 What You Always Think Of 4m 39s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (9 tracks) £6.75