VILMA TIMONEN QUARTET: Drops
Bafe’s Factory MBA008
Vilma Timonen is one of the pioneers in bringing the kantele forwards as an amplified band instrument, equal to the others in her quartet, consisting of Topi Korhonen (guitar, mandolin, trumpet) as well as new members Jaakko Kämäräinen (bass) and Tuomas Timonen (drums).
The sound they achieve together on their third album is quite a blessing, and Timonen offers both jazzy atmosphere as well as some traditional playing. She sings nicely as well, but the singing easily sounds somewhat frozen, instead of really telling a story.