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Zetaboo: Ethnic Jazz from Finland

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The release of the third album OuterRail (Aito, 2006) by the quirkily named Finnish band Zetaboo brings them into the limelight after a break of six years. Active pursuit of solo projects has not diminished the deep bonds that were established in the early 1990s, when all four were young musicians in Helsinki. In fact, during this latter interim they have maintained contact, cooperating together on three of founder member and guitarist Jarmo Saari's productions.

A shifting mixture ...


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Zetaboo: OuterRail

Read "OuterRail" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Zetaboo started in the early 1990s when all four original members were students in Helsinki. Maybe the title of this, their third album, reflects the distant orbits that their individual careers have taken since the 2000 release of MedaZine.

This band has managed to contrive a unique blend of styles which combines their classically inclined instrumentality and strong sense of tone colour with experimentation--electronic, rhythmic, vocal and now acoustic. Their diversity is also reflected in the interests that ...


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