As ‘Zarkukselle’ proves, RinneRadio make music filled with serene melancholy, but never without a healthy dose of hopefulness. Here the bass clarinet in Zarukselle creates beautiful melodic patterns over the electroacoustic base texture of the track, with a distinctive Nordic air…
RinneRadio’s Tapani was part of a team of mad musical scientists in Finland in the late 90’s who were busy exploring the three-way interface between improvised music, electronic beats and ambient soundscapes. Founded by woodwind specialist and saxophonist Tapani Rinne, they have a distinct tonal approach to the music they create, their hypnotic and trance inducing washes of sound meeting Nordic coolness in exciting and unprecedented ways that evoke prime Brian Eno and late-period Miles Davis in equal measure.
Fans of the pioneering techno jazz group will be delighted to find the group following the path of Yasmine – here they return with their new track Zarkukselle ("For Zarkus" in English), a homage to the late Zarkus Poussa, percussionist with the group from 1999 until 2002.
“Mood, color, atmosphere, space, sound. These elements have been equally important to me when compared to the more traditional musical features of melody, rhythm and harmony”
The band regularly reinvents itself, performing all over the world, releasing a total of eleven albums to date. Whilst their vision comes primarily from woodwind specialist Tapani, in true collaborative spirit he regularly invites an array of exciting musicians to play and record with them. On ‘Zarkukselle’, the core of Rinne’s bass clarinet, co-producer Konsta Mikkonen’s electronics and Juuso Hannukainebn’s percussion are added to by the talents of famous Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto together with young and talented artists Minka Kuustonen and Lauri Wuolio.