Pekko Kappi
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Pekko Kappi

Tampere, Ostrobothnia, Finland | INDIE

Tampere, Ostrobothnia, Finland | INDIE
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"Hella bizarre and often beautiful record..." - Still Single / Dusted Magazine


"Hella bizarre and often beautiful record..." - Still Single / Dusted Magazine


"… In its confusion of DIY and world music modes it fits well with the Singing Knives aesthetic and the addition of environmental sound and deliberately twonked fidelity situates it in a parallel universe where Bo Anders Persson, Tony Conrad and Anne Briggs are cutting field recordings for United Dairies. Highly recommended…" - Volcanic Tongue


"… In its confusion of DIY and world music modes it fits well with the Singing Knives aesthetic and the addition of environmental sound and deliberately twonked fidelity situates it in a parallel universe where Bo Anders Persson, Tony Conrad and Anne Briggs are cutting field recordings for United Dairies. Highly recommended…" - Volcanic Tongue


"Don’t be fooled, this is a full-on, fucked-up, inspired, deeply innovative record with its teeth firmly in noise, sound-sculpture, improvisation and great song writing. " - Foxy Digitalis


"Don’t be fooled, this is a full-on, fucked-up, inspired, deeply innovative record with its teeth firmly in noise, sound-sculpture, improvisation and great song writing. " - Foxy Digitalis


"Essentially, this is an album about artifice [...] sketching out an alternative ethno-musical reality [...] Whether real or imagined. It's still a seductive and rewarding place to spend half an hour." - The Wire Magazine


"Essentially, this is an album about artifice [...] sketching out an alternative ethno-musical reality [...] Whether real or imagined. It's still a seductive and rewarding place to spend half an hour." - The Wire Magazine


Discography

SOLO:

Pekko Käppi: Rammat Jumalat. Helmi Levyt, 2013.
Pekko Käppi: Vuonna ´86. Helmi levyt / Singing Knives, 2010.
Pekko Käppi: Jos ken pahoin uneksii. Peippo, 2007.
Pekko Käppi: Hevonsilmä tulikekäle. The Amazed Map, Music Fellowship 2007
Pekko Käppi: Kalastajia ja Kaivostyöläisiä, APREC, 2001.
Pekko Käppi: Bubnit sebje pod nos. 267 Lattajjaa, 2003.
Pekko Käppi: Minun päiväkunnissani. Imvated, 2004.

BANDS

Sami Kukka & Pöly: Otava. Helmi Levyt, 2013.
Käppi / Nyrhinen: Mun paras ystävä. Helmi Levyt, 2012.
Petra Hartikainen & Pekko Käppi: Uni uuhella ajeli. Uulu Records, 2010.
Kiila: Tuota, tuota. Fonal Records, 2009.
Sami Kukka: Menen veteen. Helmilevyt, 2009.
Äijä: Jet Black. Ääniä, 2008.
Jouhiorkesteri: Nikodemus. Ääniä 2008.

FEATURING

Mother Susurrus: Maahaava. Ektro Records, 2013.
Lau Nau: Valohiukkanen. Fonal Records, 2012.
Asa Foetida: Use your illusion III. Roihis Musica, 2012.
Ken Ohtake: I must have been there. Trees Music, 2011. (jouhikko, vocals)
Puhti: Since 2001. Kihtinäjärvi Records, 2011. (jouhikko, vocals)
Maria Kalaniemi: Vilda Rosor. Aito Records 2010. (jouhikko, vocals)
Kemialliset ystävät: Ullakkopalo. Fonal Records, 2010. (jouhikko)
Teemu Elon Puhuvat Eläimet: Kointähden siirtokunta. Helmi Levyt, 2010. (jouhikko)
Ville Leinonen: Majakanvartijan uni. Sound of Finland, 2010. (jouhikko, vocals)

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Bio

Pekko Käppi is a Finnish neo-folk music composer, singer and a player of Jouhikko, the ancient Finnish-Karelian bowed lyre. He incorporates elements from blues and rock and experimental archaic chaos. His music has been described as ‘swaying between the foul and lovely – dirty and pure

As a singer and a researcher he is well-versed in the Finnish runo-singing tradition among the older layers of Finnish folk songs. His debut album "Jos ken pahoin uneksii" was released in 2007 and nominated for the Finnish ethno-grammy award. The second full-lenght album "Vuonna '86" was released in February 2010 and received the Folk Music Album of the Year-award in Finland. Käppi has a strong ethnomusical approach in his work, but has worked with various artists across the differenet genres of music around the world.

Kappi's latest album was released in March 2013 and has gotten ecstatic reviews in Finnish media. Käppi is touring at the moment in Finland with his new band Pekko Käppi & K.H.H.L.