Friday, April 14, 2017

Maria Kalaniemi - Maria Kalaniemi [1992 Finland] @320


Maria Kalaniemi, a master of free-bass button accordion and one of the worlds´ leading contemporary accordionists. Once a member of pioneering groups, Niekku, Aldargaz from the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, where she now teaches, her roots are in folk and classical music but her sights and abilities go far beyond existing styles. Technically brilliant as a player and adept at improvisation, she is also very powerful, intuitive and sensitive composer, with pieces that stylistically touch in numerous areas but feature her own personality as the driving force. Melody is the meaning and with Maria the listeners are sure to feel her message deeply.

Kalaniemi is also a member of the international accordion collective, Accordion Tribe. She
has toured and performed as solo, duo and trio units and with several ensembles throughout
Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.

Maria has released many albums with many ensembles; the latest is Vilda Rosor "Wild Roses" (Aito Records, 2010). Vilda Rosor is Maria Kalaniemi's intimate excursion to her Finnish-Swedish roots featuring her deeply emotional voice and accordion plus many special guests.


01 - Hermannin Riili
02 - Skymningpolskan
03 - Taklax I
04 - Samuell Disktroemin Polska
05 - Olin Sairas Kun Luokseni Saavuit
06 - Yxi Kaunis Papillinen Polska
07 - Farmorspolskan
08 - Taklax Ii
09 - Varpusen Polska
10 - Hjortingen
11 - Taehdet Taivaalla

Accordion – Maria Kalaniemi
Bass – Tapani Varis (tracks: 1)
Guitar – Olli Varis (tracks: 1, 2)
Harmonium – Timo Alakotila (tracks: 10)
Mbira – Kimmo Pohjonen (tracks: 6)
Nyckelharpa – Arto Järvelä (tracks: 6)
Piano – Timo Alakotila (tracks: 5)
Tambourine – Björn Tollin (tracks: 2, 8)
Violin – Arto Järvelä (tracks: 1, 10), Sven Ahlbäck (tracks: 3, 4, 7 to 9)
Producer – Timo Alakotila


2 comments:

CrimsonKing said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I really enjoy every single piece of music this album is build with. I know it sounds weird, but one of tracks ("Tähdet Taivahalla") gave me the feeling as I am watching Moomin tv series again. Is such an amazing track! Besides, everyone who loves accordion music, would love this album. Unfortunately, I don't know how to play it (the accordion). Anyway, You've done a GREAT job giving us this gems. I have no more words to express how grateful I am (and I feel), seriously. Have a nice day. Good luck for you and all the people who are in this blog! :) :) Greetings from Mexico

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