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  • Release Date 2015-11-20
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog BONED0214
YLVA is based on freedom. They met during a joint music tour through Lapland/Samiland where inbetween the gigs in those remote small villages one might enjoy freedom in nature. And its been in this nature where the seeds for YLVA have been planted. Theres the freedom of Joik an integral part of Sami culture. Then there is freedom tp cooperate from various locations provided through modern technology where just music bits and pieces travel back and forth. And finally the freedom of letting the tracks become whatever they want to be. YLVA got started by 22Pistepirkko keyboarder/bassist Asko Keranen. He's always been interested and open minded to technical gadgets he could play around with Asko's been using Figure on his iPhone as the only source due to produce the track basis for YLVA. He passed those on to Antero Priha a friend and well known known Finnish Jazzmusician/trumpet player to add some jazzy trumpet. He teamed up with Sami Singer/Songwriter actor awarded poet Niillas Holmberg who felt inspired through Asko's Figure App tracks to reexplore for him the Yolk/Joik singing tradition of his Sami people. Alltogether theyve met first on a joint music tour through Lapland but it took the internet to bring them together as YLVA. Finally as tracks where blooming quickly in a special direction another friend from Malmo got involved: Stefan Kvarnstrom producer/ engineer who Asko knew from his works at Swedish Tambourine Studios was taking care of the final mix. Niillas recalls; I was at Antero's place when we recorded on Asko's loops. I had never heard them before. Antero played them and after 10 seconds I started improvising. Few months later when Stefan started sending his mixes I didn't even remember what I had done. Everything seemed new as if done by someone else. Some yoikers say that they are just channelizing them not inventing them. The yoiks are already there. So I could say that these yoiks were something I heard in Asko's loops. YLVA is Niillas Holmberg (vocals/yolk) Asko Keranen (iPhone with Figure App / loops) Stefan Kvarnstrom (electronics/mix) Antero Priha (trumpet).

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