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ARTIST
TITLE
Sähköhäiriöön
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FR 063CD FR 063CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/14/2009

This is the third full-length release by Finland's Risto for the Fonal label. Risto was formed in 2002 to bring to life the visions of singer/keyboard player Risto Ylihärsilä. In addition to him, the line-up includes Tuomas Eriksson on guitar, Minna Kortepuro on bass, and an ever-changing drummer. Sähköhäiriöön is a slightly more serious ride than before. There are darker overtones within the Finnish lyrics and sound and influences ranging from The Beatles to Risto's one year-old first-born son can be heard. Risto used lots of old vintage gear to record this album, and the result is a Finnish pop rallying cry, with sometimes ballad-y, sometimes searing keyboard and piano-work, recorded, mixed and mastered entirely by Risto himself. Risto continues to receive more and more attention and has gathered a loyal and large fan base in their native land with their intense performances and genre-spanning pop/rock. Sähköhäiriöön should please the most fervent fan as well as draw in some newcomers to their sound: a mix of anthemic rock, boozy bar-ballads, and smiling, theatrical Euro-pop.