This is the second solo album by Jarmo Romppanen, published by Ääniä Records of Finland. Romppanen is one of the leading mandolinists in the Nordic countries. At the moment he´s creating a new style of playing, never before heard on mandolin. The music on this album is influenced by Finnish-Karelian kantele and bowed lyre playing, by the Swedish triplet-polska tradition and by North-American Old Time music. There are long legato melodic phrases, lots of slurs, fast runs, melodic variations and improvised parts between the themes.
This is a STUDIO live album, recorded completely solo with no overdubs or edits (except fades) on it.
Jarmo Romppanen: 10-string mandolin, foot stomping, recording
Mixed and mastered by: Taito Hoffrén
Cover designed by: Tero Vesterinen
English translations: Girilal Baars
Publiced by: Ääniä Records