Thursday, April 30, 2015


Jaakko Eino Kalevi, alongside Cola & Jimmu and Femme En Fourrure, lead the list of the most interesting musical acts to emerge from Finland the past few years. Oscillating between folk, electro and funk, this attractively enigmatic, local hero of the underground scene, bewildered us already once with the eclectic "Dreamzone EP" and now continues to inspire with his dreamy and panpipe-laden new single "Deeper Shadows".

Both "Deeper Shadows" and the mellow "Double Talk" can be found on Kalevi's upcoming new self-titled album, due for release 15 June 2015 via Weird World Records. Here's what else we can read in the official press release for this highly anticipated record:

"The ten-track collection finds Jaakko on spellbinding form, composing sumptuous and wildly original music that teems with ideas and more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, the breakthrough 2013 EP Dreamzone. Jaakko Eino Kalevi marks the start of a striking new chapter for the Berlin-based artist – a former tram driver in Helsinki – who’s already made quite an impression on the international stage these past 12 months."