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Tunto: Ilona

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The latest album from Matti Wallenius and Tunto is again primarily centered on his melodious guitar work and the quirky tunes that he and his long-standing reedist Petri Heimonen have come up with. They are all rambling journeys down exotic paths (here often Hispanic or Arabic) where a rich palette of earthy acoustic rhythms are wound together behind the riffs of Wassenius's guitar, multifarious stringed instruments, and various accompanying reeds. Ilona has to be seen as part of ...

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Tunto: Huvi

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Tunto is a band providing what its Finnish name can be translated into -'a sense of feeling.' Although described disparagingly in one reviewer as veering towards New Age, this is music for a variety of moods. This is reflected in the song titles, on this their fourth to album to date, ranging from Stalking Music via Lice Picking Music to Sandcastle Music! The compositions are also again all by the driving force of the combo (on this ...

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Tunto Performs in Helsinki

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Tunto Art Goes Kapakka Urho's PubHelsinki, Finland August 22, 2009

There's something rather reassuring about a band that takes the stage with only one microphone between its four members, especially when it's a pub venue. This might seem particularly unusual when one thinks that the group's name in the local lingo means “Feel," and might imply powerful modes of expression. But remember this is a northern locale, where emotions do not run riot ...