Saturday, March 21, 2009

Regina - my new aphrodisiac!!

watch this video clip and hear their music!
I'm hooked! It's a very catchy song, but in a good way ;)

Regina band member:
Iisa Pykäri, vocals
Mikko Pykäri, bass
Mikko Rissanen, drums

Regina's distinguished blend of electronic beats, folk and world music, female vocals sung in Finnish and some wild percussion introduces a unique blend that mixes the best pop music influences from the 60s to the 90s. Combining snapshot like stories of every day life, Regina's original sound resonates on the threshold of mundane and magical realism while sometimes extending its reach into pure fantasy.

In 2005 Regina released their highly acclaimed debut album Katso maisemaa released by a Finnish label Next Big Thing, and was chosen in several polls as one of the best Finnish albums of the year. Their follow up album, Oi miten suuria voimia!, was released in the beginning of 2007, and was similarly a highly acclaimed success – being nominated for the Finnish Grammy award, Emma, in the Critic's choice category. In the end of 2007, Regina independently released a Christmas single, Näinä mustina iltoina, that immediately became an indie hit, also beyond Finland's borders.

The third studio album by the group, Puutarhatrilogia. will be released in the beginning of 2009 by a traditional Finnish indie label, Johanna Kustannus.

So far, the band's albums and singles have also been released in Sweden, Japan, and Taiwan. It has actively been touring in Scandinavian countries, Central Europe, Baltic region and Russia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting posts you have here ... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often.
from aphrodisiac.