PELKKÄ POUTANEN - ALBUM  ON THE WAY

This debut solo album 'Pyhä veri vuotaa' contains folk music with a very modern twist and influences from around the world. Tansanian rhythms meet runosinging and live electronics meet techniques of throat singing.

 

Everything is gathered by the concept of sacred. It is something that changes over time, culture and religion but what stays is that through music we try to reach it. When time or culture changes, what once was sacred, can become brutal or absurd. Sacred is a tool of using power, it is political and it has a strong personal level. It tells a lot about us, what we see as sacred. 

"I do not fear the fire of Sinai that flashes like lightning.

With his bloodstained face, my groom from Golgotha to me is smiling".

Picture: Jorma Airola