Phenomenal Creature: Vettenvalvoja

Phenomenal Creature, 2017

”Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Phenomenal Creature claim a modern folk genre, but deliver well beyond its traditional boundaries.There’s a touch of rock, a snippet of classical, a moment of punk and even a sprinkling of electro, delivered through strings of all sizes. Yet the sound they offer on Vettenvalvoja has an almost-live quality, achieved through the old-school expedient of recording the band playing together in a single room.

Resting on powerful percussion and topped off with vocals to die for, the band’s diversity of influences in wrapped into a refreshing collection that we are delighted to premiere here.”

Tuomas Skopa / Artlab Productions