Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The new album by Tango-orkesteri Unto, whose members are all prominent figures in Finnish world music, offers powerful renditions of works by Unto Mononen and Toivo Kärki as well as a growing repertoire of contemporary tangos, extending a tradition laid down by its predecessors, a sophisticated, mature reimagining of Argentinean and Finnish tango traditions. Unto has enchanted concert audiences in Europe, the U.K. and the US. "... the band truly is the dream team of Finnish tango... Tango classics and new tangos create an even and stylish whole." (Finnish Music Quarterly)
Personnel: Pirjo Aittomäki (vocals); Petri Hakala (guitar); Mauno Järvelä (violin); Johanna Juhola (accordion); Timo Alakotila (piano); Hannu Rantanen (double bass).
Audio Mixer: Speedy Saarinen.
Liner Note Authors: Johanna Juhola; Pirjo Aittomäki; Sarka Hantula; Timo Alakotila.
Recording information: Kallio-Kuninkala; MediaGents; Ogeli Studio.
Editor: Speedy Saarinen.
Photographer: Kimmo Tähtinen.