Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Rauhan Orkesteri


15 Oct 2005  •  The Arches, Glasgow

What we wrote about them at the time


Adding a pure fire music/free jazz branch to the recent and impressive blossoming of Finnish experimental music, and doing so with joyous wonder, Rauhan Orkesteri seem to be sprung from pure earth.  Their playing seems to capture the creak and rustle of the forest, but always with an exhilarating tension let loose in some of the most unconfined maniacal and bare-knuckle group thinking currently on offer.

Putting their hearts and limbs on the line, their intense group communions, full of brash and unpredicatable turns, earth-pounding rhythms and stratospheric cries, horns, stuttering and vocalising, never seems less than in pure service to the joyous soul of their uncompromising musical freedom.

This is their first show in the UK.

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