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Kirk McElhearn
MusicWeb International, March 2012

Nevertheless, this live concert filmed with Pohjonen, Kosminen and the Kronos Quartet is worth a notice. Combining electronic music with Eastern sounds and rhythms, droning vocals with a string quartet, this music is compelling, rhythmic, odd, intriguing…and hard to describe. As a meeting of different types of music, this DVD is a gender-bender, but never ceases to be interesting. This is a fusion of world music, minimalism and dance music.

The filming is creative and interesting, and the sound is excellent. For those curious about new types of music, this DVD is worth checking out. As for me, with that type of curiosity, I was entranced for one hour while watching this performance. If you like to discover new types of music, this DVD is for you. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Tiina Kiik
The WholeNote, December 2011

Uniko (Cmajor 707108) was written by Finnish rock star status accordionist/vocalist Kimmo Pohjonen and his colleague, electronics master Samuli Kosminen. The Kronos Quartet was introduced to Pohjonen’s music while on tour in Finland, and loved how he had expanded the possibilities of the accordion. All are featured in this concert film. There are lots of shots of fingers playing but the stark stage set and lighting supports the stark rhythmic explosiveness of the music. The looping musical ideas are perfect for the film idiom. Do not be misled by Pohjonen’s on-stage persona—his expertise on the accordion is solid. © The WholeNote Read complete review






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