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RinneRadio: Pole Stars

Read "Pole Stars" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Tapani Rinne is synonymous with the Finnish band Rinneradio, which he steered since its inception as an offshoot from fellow countryman Edvard Vesala in the late 1980s. Over the years, Rinne has ventured into the spheres of hip-hop and electronica, straight fusion, dark dub, lush ambient soundscapes, even Saami yoik singing. But always he has kept one or two fingers in the jazz pot.

Pole Stars shows Rinne and his recent collaborators, Verneri Lumi (electronics) and Juuso Hannukainen (percussion), bending ...

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RinneRadio: RinneRadio 20th Anniversary Album

Read "RinneRadio 20th Anniversary Album" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Tapani Rinne is a name as integral to the contemporary Finnish music scene as is Jean Sibelius. Which doesn't mean to say that Sibelius was a covert jazz connoisseur, nor that Rinne has achieved worldwide acclaim amongst the general listening public. But to any who have followed current trends in modern Scandinavian music, be it hip hop from Jimi Tenor or the classical crossover of violinist Pekka Kuusisto, the band RinneRadio is synonymous with experimentation both saxophonic and electronic.


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