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The Sound of New England, Vol 2

by Mika Pohjola

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    • Ivo Nilsson: Tanken skall blåsas ur en gång per skift (2022)
    • Ensemble Ma: Lunaria (2021)
    • Lipparella: Hidden Voices (2021)
    • Sören Hermansson: Horn & Sound (2020)
    • KammarensembleN: VI (2020)
    • Das Orchester: Le Nouvel Amour (2018)
    • KammarensembleN: 4 (2017)
    • Johanna Grüssner & Mika Pohjola: Puttes äventyr i Blåbärsskogen (2016)
    • Das Orchester: Consorts (2015)
    • Mika Pohjola: Trio Hour (2013)
    • Johanna Grüssner: Nu ska vi sjunga (2013)
    • Steve Wilson, Ben Monder etc: Northern Sunrise (2009)
    • Jill Seifers Walsh: Two for the Road (2008)
    • Many Artists: Songs of Finland (2007)
    • Johanna Grüssner: Nu blir sommar (2007)
    • Eeppi Ursin, Mika Pohjola etc: Leivonen Lumimyrskyssä (2006)
    • Rigmor Gustafsson, Eeppi Ursin, Theo Bleckmann etc: Scandinavian Yuletide Voices (2005)
    • Tove Jansson, Johanna Grüssner etc: Moomin Voices (2003)
    • Miguel Zenón, Ben Monder etc: Landmark (2002)
    • Mika Pohjola, Chris Cheek etc: Announcement (1998)
    • Mika Pohjola, Matt Penman etc: Live at the Blue Note (1996)

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The Sound of New England, Vol 2, recorded by Mika Pohjola in July 2022, is an electro-acoustic and orchestral album, contrasting to his solo piano outing, vol 1.

This album moves in the terrains of rock, psychedelic as well as contemporary classical domains. The harmonic language is often derived from jazz, the harmonic structure being a repeating ingredient throughout the album. The employed funk-like grooves are often polymetric as well as tension building to the rest of the ensemble. The more relaxed tracks, the tuneful "Charles River" with several sightings, "Remembering Woburn" dedicated to the cancer cluster victims, and "The Smell of MBTA Commuter Rail" offer an introspective kind of timbre, while the Berklee College themed "Seductive Lobby on Mass Ave," "Setting up for 1W," "Getting an X Piano Room" and "Getting Sevens in Ensemble Ratings" remind of an around-the-clock life as a student.

Mika Pohjola's recording career spans thirty years during which he has recorded jazz albums and multi-tracked orchestral works in New York City. In the 2010s he worked as a sound engineer and producer/editor of contemporary classical productions in Stockholm, Sweden. His studio work is a successful merger between jazz, classical as well as electronic styles.

The Sound of New England, Vol 2 invites the listener on an imaginary trip to the urban life of Boston as well to a personal rendition of Eastern Massachusetts's stimulating academic and musical environment.

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released July 12, 2022

Mika Pohjola - All Instruments & Sound

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Blue Music Group Stockholm, Sweden

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Blue Music Group is the vision of composition, performance and production of Mika Pohjola. Having recorded his debut album for composer legend Gunther Schuller’s GM Recordings, Pohjola became a Steinway piano artist in 1997, and records a variety of music which is characterized by a particularly high quality.

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