This debute album of mine contains 20 unique tracks and over 96 minutes of fantasy, folk, ethnic, orchestral and soundtrack music.
Holy smokes, what a fantastic collection of contemporary pirate music! Once again, Antti Martikainen has proven to us all that instrumental songs have their rightful place in modern day music. Bravo, here here, sit back and relax, and enjoy the ride.
Antti Siirala’s international career was launched when he won first prize in the 10th Vienna Beethoven competition, and was the youngest contestant. In 2009 he made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and in 2010 performed in a series with the Berlin Philharmonic which included Lang Lang and Helmchen.
Over the last few years Aki has quietly been building a name in the international jazz world both as a leader and as a sideman. With Amorandom, he delivers his most authoritative work to date. There’s a fluidity in his playing and a boldness in his composing that deserves widespread praise and real recognition for one of the finest young European pianists. Described by Downbeat as a ‘rising star around Europe, Amorandom is the work that will introduce Aki Rissanen’s startling new talent to a global audience.