Lau Nau & Kuupuu – A Finnish Folk Implosion


A Finnish Forest

  • Experimental
  • Frost on a slow thaw
  • Forest Folk
  • Looped sounds
  • Sculpting with noises
  • Occasionally disturbing or grating
  • Compelling and intriguing

Hear The Duo’s Improvisation “Lussu Ja Assa Rakastaa Herttaa” 

From NPR.ORG Lau Nau (Laura Naukkarinen) and Kuupuu (Jonna Karanka) are two musicians from Finland — that’s east of Sweden, west of Russia, and home to the largest forested area in Europe. (Subsequently, it’s one of Europe’s most sparsely populated countries.) But independent, improvised music recognizes no governmental borders. Naukkarinen and Karanka are part of a global community of do-it-yourself musicians exploring the rich musical territory between song and sound. 

And yet, you can almost hear a Finnish sensibility in their music. Maybe long nights, snow drifts, and deep forests are a suitable environment for the gentle wildness within. 

Read more here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128929623 

Lau Nau & Kuupuu – Concert Download 

~ by castleqwayr on August 12, 2010.

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