Album

Uniko (2011)

The music is sheer physicality”… ”Uniko” is like an ocean tide coming in. Big waves of sound build in complexity, animation and sometimes sheer frenzy, then abruptly retreat into small lyrical moments, amplified pizzicatos or buzzings by some huge and imaginary insect. Mr. Pohjonen, a  virtuoso on an accordion wired for sound, guided things along and became so excited at the end that one worried about his well-being. Bernard Holland / New York Times

KRONOS QUARTET / KIMMO POHJONEN /SAMULI KOSMINEN
Uniko  (2011, Ondine)

I      Utu               6’58”
II     Plasma        6’16”
III    Särmä         5’34”
IV   Kalma        11’01”
V    Kamala      5’38”
VI    Emo          10’20”
VII   Avara          6’01”

All music: Manus / Copyright Control (TEOSTO)

Kimmo Pohjonen – accordion & voice
Samuli Kosminen – string & accordion samples, programming

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington – violin
John Sherba – violin
Hank Dutt – viola
Jeffrey Zeigler – cello

All music composed and arranged by Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen
String arrangements by Kimmo Pohjonen
Additional programming on Emo by Ben Frost

Produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson
Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC, 2007
Engineers: Rick Kwan, Dan Bora, Valgeir Sigurðsson
Additional recordings at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik
and Ulappa, Helsinki, 2008-2010
Mixed by Valgeir Sigurdsson and Kimmo Pohjonen at
Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavik and Seawolf Studios, Helsinki.
Assistant engineer at Greenhouse: Paul Corley
Additional mixing by Samuli Kosminen at Ulappa, Helsinki
Mastered by: Pauli Saastamoinen at Finnvox, Helsinki
Executive producer: Phillip Page
Graphics, design, photos and layout: Ritxi Ostáriz
Booklet photo: Chikako Harada

P 2011 Hoedown Arts Oy