Paidarion is a new group from Finland playing Folk-influenced progressive Rock with gospel-oriented vocals. Some members from the groups Mist Season and Progression have participated in the Paidarion-project. Although Paidarion's music is related to Mist Season, it relies more on rock and ballads. The CD has been mixed by the Finnish Prog Legend, Tommi Liuhala (who ever since the 70's has worked with for ex. Wigwam, Kalevala and Haikara). Hauras Silta-CD contains 12 melodic songs from different situations in life. The music could be described as prog/gospel with country- etc. Influences. The instrumental parts of experienced musicians color the vocal parts of Kristina Johnson and Jari Markkula with many kinds of lights and shadows. The bass-virtuoso Jan-Olof Strandberg has performed and kept bass clinics around the world. He has played with many top Finnish musicians (Jukka Tolonen, Ilkka Rantamäki, Jukka Gustavson etc.) and on his records he has had special guests like Armand Sabal-Lecco (Paul Simon) and Dominique de Piazza (John McLaughlin) among others. Guitarist Tommi Varjola has studied classical guitar both in Finland and in Germany. In June 2009 Tommi will tour Finland in a special assembly featuring Randy Brecker. Keyboard player Timo Kajamies is going to participate the French record company Musea's concept album "ILIAD" (Progressive Duels on Grand Piano), on which 12 pianists from around the world will make music inspired by Homer's Iliad. Flutist / saxophone player Olli Jaakkola has played in Hämeenlinna's City Orchestra and in various Big Bands, for example Ted Curson Big band and Jaso Big Band. Harri Göös on is an experienced rock-guitarist and Jaan Jaanson has drawn positive attention with his playing in Progression. Kimmo Pörsti has made music for various TV shows and played with for example Juhani Aaltonen (Tasavallan Presidentti). The CD is highlighted with a 20-page,4-colour booklet by Esko Tuovinen. The CD is sung in Finnish, but there are short English explanations about the texts of Pirkko Salhi. All the information in the booklet is both in Finnish and English.
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