Discography

‘Ääneni yli vesien’ 2018
Nordic Notes (NN105)

1. Kevät / Springtime
music Veikko Muikku & Maija Kauhanen
lyrics Maija Kauhanen / trad.

2. Kuun ajo / Chasing the Moon
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Päivi Hirvonen / trad

3. Ääneni yli vesien / My Voice Over the Water
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Päivi Hirvonen / Essi Muikku / trad. Kanteletar

4. Ilo ilolta tuntuu / Joy Feels Like Joy
music Essi Muikku & Veikko Muikku
lyrics trad.

5. Juoruaja  / The Gossipmonger
music Maija Kauhanen & Veikko Muikku
lyrics Maija Kauhanen / trad.

6. Kokkolintu  / The Giant Eagle
music Veikko Muikku & Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Maija Kauhanen / trad.

7. Viinavilli / Roaring Drunkard
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Päivi Hirvonen / trad.

8. Yhdeksän kuuta  / Nine Moons
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Maija Kauhanen / Essi Muikku / trad.

9. Kolme kaunista  / The Three Beauties
music Maija Kauhanen & Veikko Muikku
lyrics Maija Kauhanen

10. Rautasuu / Steed of Sorrow
music Veikko Muikku & Essi Muikku
lyrics trad.

All music arranged by Okra Playground and Sami Kurppa
Produced and recorded by Sami Kurppa
Recorded and mixed by Joonas Saikkonen
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering
Released by Nordic Notes (NN105)

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‘Rautasuu’ 2017
Nordic Notes (NN090) 2017

1. Rautasuu / Steed of Sorrow (radio edit.)
music Essi Muikku, Veikko Muikku
lyrics trad.

2. Kaunokieli / Silvertongue
music Veikko Muikku, Maija Kauhanen, Sami Kurppa
lyrics Maija Kauhanen

3. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi / If My Beloved Shall Come
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics trad.

All music arranged by Okra Playground
Produced by Sami Kurppa
Recorded and mixed by Joonas Saikkonen
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering

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Listen single on Spotify
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Review at Musikreviews.de (4/2017) in German
Review at Schubladenfrei (4/2017) in German
Review at Global Music / Weltmusik-Magazin (4/2017) in German

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‘Turmio’ (OKRAPG-001) 2015
and by Nordic Notes (NN081) 2016 

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1. Kaunokieli / Silvertongue
music Veikko Muikku, Maija Kauhanen, Sami Kurppa
lyrics Maija Kauhanen

2. Turmio / Disgrace
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics Kanteletar

3. Viivytysvirsi / Wasting Time
music Veikko Muikku
lyrics trad.

4. Viimatar

5. Pakkasloitsu / Frostbitten
music Veikko Muikku
lyrics trad.

6. Hopeamorsian / The Silver Bride
music / lyrics Maija Kauhanen

7. Tulen Synty / The Fire
music Essi Muikku
lyrics trad.

8. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi / If My Beloved Shall Come
music Päivi Hirvonen
lyrics trad.

9. Sorsa / The Mallard
music and lyrics trad.

10. Tuulen Tuoma / Windblown
music Veikko Muikku
lyrics trad.

LYRICS

All music arranged by Okra Playground and Sami Kurppa

Produced by Sami Kurppa
Recorded and mixed by Mikko Haapoja
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering
Turmio released by Nordic Notes (NN081) 2016

Review at Songlines Magazine UK (122/2016) in EnglishKuvahaun tulos haulle starKuvahaun tulos haulle starKuvahaun tulos haulle starKuvahaun tulos haulle starKuvahaun tulos haulle star
Review at Le Canard Folk – Belgium (8/2016) in French
Review at Musikreviews.de (8/2016) in German
Review at Finnish Music Quarterly (4/2016) in English
Review at Hufvudstadsbladet (24.2.2016) in Swedish
Review at Global Music (2/2017) in German
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Songlines Magazine listed Turmio in their
“Top of the World” – the 10 best new releases listing 122/2016
Turmio is on World Music Charts Europe Top 10 December 2016
and number 12. 1-2/2017
Turmio listed in Best World Music Albums of 2016 by Potlista.com
Music blog Glue at Rosvot.fi also listed Turmio in top 10 Finnish albums.
Music Finland mentioned Turmio in
New and noteworthy world and folk albums for the end of 2015
O Recanto Do Corcovado radio program in Spain had Turmio on its list of 2015’s best albums.