Lau Nau

Last year saw an explosion & all too welcome interest in a vital, tightly knit scene of artists from Finland. Out of the communal circle of prodigious Finnish musicians comes this lovely 10 song debut solo outing of abstract folk, stray kiss lullaby & plucked blues by Laura Naukkarinen (vocalist in Kiila, Päivänsäde, The Anaksimandros). Sung in her native tongue, Kuutarha intimates a secret language outside traditional word speak into something utterly beautiful & unrestrained. Melody is suggested through the contours of voice, guitar & violin and arrangement has less to do with the placement of things than with Lau's comfort in letting sounds fall where they may. Line up: Laura Naukkarinen (acoustic bass, bass recorder, five-stringed kantele, acoustic guitar, tenor recorder, violin, bamboo flute, colorful juice glasses, mortar, mandolin, witch laugh megaphone, baby's rattle, bike bells, banjo, cowbells, electric guitar, organ, willow whistle, tablas, percussion, cymbals, comb, beer cans); Pekko Käppi (tamboura, jouhikko).

Nukkuu (Finnish for Sleeps) is the long awaited sophomore album by celebrated Finnish folk fave Lau Nau. Nukkuu is psychedelic, abstract & emotionally captivating. Nukkuu is an album of changes.

In the years since her debut album Kuutarha, Laura became a mother, moved to the Finnish countryside and took valuable time to carve out a space for her enchanted art in the new found tranquility of her remote surroundings.

Conceived in tight attics & vacant dens on off hours when her young son Nuutti was fast asleep, this is an intimately crafted 9 song collection that unfolds like dreamlike musical ribbons for the senses and delivers the listener to a place of unhurried contentedness.

Digipak cd & deluxe gatefold 180 gram vinyl will be n stores May 13, 2008.

www.locustmusic.com
www.haamu.com/launau/
MySpace.com - Lau Nau


Nukkuu [2008]













Kuutarha [2005]













Tour Cdr 2005

6 comments:

Ochyming said...

THX!

Sebastian C said...

hey, i think the links have been taken down (and thanks for putting these things out there for us to find them)

Jack said...

yeah they were taken down, I would really appreciate it if you could put Nukkuu back up though. Thanks! Or if not, that is ok too!

Anonymous said...

please put them back up...

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