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Liesu

by OK:KO

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    White LP, inside-out sleeve, black polylined inner sleeve. A stunning object, both musically and visually.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Liesu via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Classic black vinyl LP. "Tractor tyre black", for all the vinyl traditionalists out there. Inside-out sleeve, black polylined inner sleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Liesu via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digisleeve, no extra plastic parts, UV lacquer finish, a solid hifi choice for all ages.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Liesu via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
Anima 04:54
2.
Rieju 08:01
3.
Kirkkis 08:01
4.
Arvo 04:55
5.
Vanhatie 06:44
6.
Yösalmi 06:50

about

Helsinki quartet OK:KO releases their third album "Liesu" with We Jazz Records on 15 April. The band, led by drummer/composer Okko Saastamoinen and including saxophonist Jarno Tikka, pianist Toomas Keski-Säntti and bassist Mikael Saastamoinen (of Superpostion & Linda Fredriksson "Juniper") is a scene favourite in Finland and has recently garnered some international attention with their melodic, dynamic and original approach. The OK:KO sound is adventurous yet accessible, and contemporary yet rooted in the lineage of acoustic small group jazz.

When listening to OK:KO, you can feel that their influences also come from out of the musical realm. After all, isn't this just how it should be? Making music from your own life. Here, you can tell that the landscape of rural Finland, its poetic, at times even melancholy beauty, is ever present. It's folk song country. But don't be fooled, these guys form a real flesh and blood jazz band. That means that the music just starts when the first note hits, and onwards from there, we're in for a wild ride.

Whether punchy like on "Anima", solemn like on "Arvo", or just trekking out there on a skiing lane of their own like on "Vanhatie", what you'll get is pure OK:KO. Melodic, interactive, honest and forward-reaching contemporary jazz music. That is something we appreciate – a lot!

credits

released April 15, 2022

Composed by Okko Saastamoinen
except “Anima” composed by Mikael Saastamoinen
Produced by Okko Saastamoinen & Matti Nives
Recorded & mixed by Okko Saastamoinen
Mixed & Mastered by Jarno Alho at Alho Audio Mastering
Source images by Matti Poutvaara shot in Haapavesi, Finland
Design by Matti Nives

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