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TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT

(PWM32; NN132)

Tempest In A Teapot is the Estonian accordion stylist and musical experimenter’s second solo album, the follow-up to 2016’s internationally acclaimed Storied Sounds. Her new album is, she continues, a “story about me, my roots and where I find myself – the longing for nature and friends, how I work as an individual in nature, the desire to find a place in the world and also in the musical world. I hope it helps people think about their own lives, to find themselves in it.” Coursing through Tempest In A Teapot are the atmosphere of Philip Glass and Terry Riley. There is a kinship with Iceland’s Ólafur Arnalds and German minimalist Hauschka’s Abandoned City album.

1. Nutvad niidud/Crying meadows

2. In luce amor

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3. Setting sail for freedom/Purjetades vabadusse (text Bartosik)

Lähme üle mere/Over the sea

Kojusaabumine/Coming home

4. Mälutaguse polka/Forgotten village polka

5. Josefini hällilaul/Josefins lullaby

6. Torm veeklaasis/Tempest in a teapot (arr Bartosik & Knutsson)

7. Rõuge valss/Rõuge waltz

8. Oh sõbra/Orukalda valss/Dear friends/Orukalda waltz (text Artur Adson, arr Bartosik & Knutsson)

All instruments played and all music composed and arranged by Tuulikki Bartosik if not mentioned otherwise

Tuulikki plays custom made Pigini Caruso double cassotto convertor free-bass accordion by Pigini Accordions and custom made 12-stringed Estonian kannel made by Mihkel Soon in Võrumaa

Field recording in Crying meadows from Peipsiveere (Emajõe-Suursoo) Nature Reserve in South-Estonia made by John Grzinich

Produced by Jonas Knutsson together with Petter Berndalen and Tuulikki Bartosik

Recorded and mixed in Playing With Music Recording Studio by Petter Berndalen

Mastered by Claes Persson CRP Mastering

Cover and artwork by Krõõt Kukkur

Released

25.9.2019 in Estonia & 15.11.2019 Sweden under Playing With Music label

15.11.2019 Germany, Austria, Schweitz, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Finland under Nordic Notes label