Pauanne — Pauanne (April 26, 2019)             Pauanne — Pauanne (April 26, 2019)Pamela MÃéndez â Time (22 Feb 2019)•♣• Pagan sounds from the depths of the Finnish forests! Pauanne rediscover the long~lost non~Christian tradition of Finnish folk music. The trio, fronted by Kukka Lehto, has searched through Helsinki’s music archives and unearthed exciting material from the early 20th century.  Their repertoire includes powerful curses as well as long forgotten shepherd’s songs; Pauanne’s self~titled debut album is full of surprises. Kukka Lehto (violin, keyboards) and Tero Pennanen (keyboards) are in charge of composition and arrangements. The experienced trio surprises with occasional glimpses of progressive rock, such as in the beautiful ‘Susiraja’. Janne Haavisto on drums and percussion provides the rhythm section.
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Album release: 26/04/2019
Record Label: Shiny Beast
Duration:      46:16
01. Susiraja   3:45
02. Rauta   4:50
03. Maakillinen voima   3:40
04. Siihen laihin eläny   6:17
05. Taivallahden pohjalla   4:26
06. Juliaana   4:19
07. Mäntiin me kerran markkinoille   3:21
08. Akkojen hommia   5:29
09. Svinja   6:12
10. Kirkkomaalla   3:47
Castles were shuddering, lakes were trembling
Copper mountains were quaking
In the Thunder God’s (Pauanne) blast and bluster,
His rumbling and roaring.
•♣•  Kukka Lehto / Violin, keyboards and archive tapes
•♣•  Tero Pennanen / Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, archive tapes
•♣•  Janne Haavisto / Drums, percussions and archive tapes
• Beliefs both old and new have inspired music.
• Old folk beliefs have many practices that seem utterly outrageous. One might expect the advance of science and information to have weakened such beliefs. However, today’s newspaper articles with their horoscopes and alternative therapies are not so very distant from the mythologies of the past.
• In the past, there was thought to be only a limited quota of happiness available to the village community, and the happiness of others detracted from one’s own. Even today, luck seems to be limited within the state, and some of us are reluctant to give it to strangers. In old beliefs, the wizard’s iron fence protected from evil, just as walls are thought to protect today.
The second annual Ethnogala:
• Artist of the Year: Sväng
• Folk Music Creator of the Year (awarded by Finnish Music Creators): Solju
• Dance creator of the year: Kaari Martin
• Intersection Award (awarded by the Global Music Centre): Kulttuuriyhdistämö Interkult
Newcomer of the Year: Pauanne
• Producer of the year: Kulttuuriosuuskunta Uulu