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Metsänpeitto

by Meriheini Luoto

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I 06:12
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II 08:23
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III 03:51
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IV 11:18
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V 11:04

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Recorded using a dummy head and other binaural recording techniques. For a faithful reproduction of the recording, we recommend listening with headphones.


Performed and improvised by:

Meriheini Luoto: violin, voice (I)
Minna Koskenlahti: percussion, wooden whistles, voice (I)
Mirva Soininen: voice (I-II, V)

Pizzicato Drops Orchestra:
Leija Lautamaja, Miia Palomäki, Minna Koskenlahti & Mirva Soininen

Composed by Meriheini Luoto
Except IV composed by Luoto & Koskenlahti

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Kaj Mäki-Ullakko
Recorded live at Högfors ironworks hall in Karkkila, March 2017
Produced by Meriheini Luoto

Cover art by Kira Leskinen


Metsänpeitto (lit. 'covered by forest') is a Finnish folk belief that one can become lost in the forest and be transported into another reality; one where the forest is timeless, reversed and distorted.

contact: meriheini.luoto(at)gmail.com

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released August 18, 2017

"With this release, Meriheini takes the violin to the full extent of its power, using it to sketch a journey that is captivating and emotional. Her ability and understanding are captured for all to hear, as are her love of the forest and all it has to offer. Who knows where her violin will take her next?" Mr Olivetti / Freq

"This is a violinist who not only has great technique but a clear idea what she wants to do with it. Her album progresses confidently from beautiful to scary and back again." Clive Bell / The Wire

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Meriheini Luoto Helsinki, Finland

NEW ALBUM OUT 25.9.2019!

Meriheini Luoto is an avant-garde violinist and composer based in Helsinki, Finland. In August 2017 Meriheini released her critically acclaimed debut album Metsänpeitto (lit. covered by forest) which is largely based on Finnish folklore about metsänpeitto: a belief that one can become lost in a forest to the point of being transported beyond the borders of this reality. ... more

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