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TRIAD IS SET TO RELEASE IT’S FIRST CD, TITLED “BEYOND”, AT THE END OF MARCH 2017

Recorded and mixed by Markus Kärki, the nine tracks on TRIAD’s “BEYOND” deliver original, intense meditations on the dystopian state of our world, culminating in a heart-wrenching version of the classic “Over the Rainbow”, transforming it into a plea for sanity. Eclipse, a Finnish company specializing in adventurous contemporary music, will release it at the end of March, and the band will play a concert on April 17th at Juttutupa, Helsinki. Featuring the talents of Ilmari Heikinheimo and Ville Rauhala, TRIAD will embark on a Finnish tour at the end of November. Fired up with live energy, we’ll go right into the studio to record our follow-up album, to be released in 2018.

Eclipse is also committed to releasing a live recording of my duet with the amazing Juhani Aaltonen from last year’s Tampere Jazz Happening, here playing flute throughout the album to my accompaniment on double-neck electric. Three songs by Aaltonen and one of my own share company with several totally improvised pieces for a very lyrical, beautiful whole. This album is planned for release in October, in time for this year’s Happening.

And last but not least, eCsTaSy is going to play at the Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, on April 27th and 29th. We will share the spotlight with seven other top finnish acts, performing for a who’s who of European festival and club organizers. Upon our return to Helsinki, we’ll record our third album for Cuneiform, destined for publication in January, 2018!