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rouble
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Post by rouble » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:38 pm

Hi

Are there any classical and instrumental bands aswel, finland being such a nature friendly country



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Post by Paul_D » Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:20 pm

rouble wrote:Are there any classical and instrumental bands aswel, finland being such a nature friendly country
Uh ? There is a big respect for classical music in this country, and there are definitly some first class classical-orchestras, such as Tapiola Sinfonietta. Also, there is a world-famous festival of opera, during the month of July, in Savonlinna.

Some classical musicians are often invited for TV talk-shows : the big fat guy with long beard (composer and conductor), Pekka Kuusisto (young violin soloist), and others. Some classical musicians are world-wide famous and have great career out of Finland, such as some opera singers, or Esa Pekka Salonen, composer and conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. And those people have studied music in Finland, because this country provides good teaching of it.

Soooo... this little intuition of yours could hardly have been more wrong :wink:

/Paul


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Post by ThunderGhost » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:14 pm

THE RASMUS!!! its good rock band from finland and they are pretty famous in Europe and little bit in Asia too :!: great band...


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Post by Ian » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:26 pm

Haven't posted here in an absolute age!! But never mind all that!!

I check http://www.pollstar.com every now and then to see if there are any gigs in Helsinki, Stockholm or any of the big Scandinavian cities. I saw last week that Sigur Ros (Icelandic band - of you've not heard of them, then go and buy all their albums!!) are playing Helsinki at the end of October. I was shocked to see that it was sold out. All tickets went on the first day too!! :?

I knew they are good, but I'd not realised that they had a sell out following here in Finland. I saw them supporting Radiohead a few years ago and I was hooked.


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Post by ScubaGirl » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:35 am

There are a lot of great metal bands here in finland.
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Post by jmbullet » Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:23 am

ThunderGhost wrote:THE RASMUS!!! its good rock band from finland and they are pretty famous in Europe and little bit in Asia too :!: great band...
They're popular here in Canada too !!! I LOVE THEM they're my favourite band actually....

and I'm in love with Lauri Ylönen their singer since the 1st time I saw his cute little face !!!!!

Now I'm trying to learn Finnish that's why I'm on this forum :P !!
I fell in love with Finnish music (mostly The Rasmus... or I should say more Lauri Ylönen !!!) and now I can't get up !!!

MOVING TO FINLAND ASAP !!!


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Post by Majava » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:50 pm

jmbullet wrote:Now I'm trying to learn Finnish that's why I'm on this forum :P !!
Voi kökkö! and I thought I could improve my English skills here... 8)
"Remember-you can't beam through a force field. So, don't try it. "(James T. Kirk)


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Post by gothicnovelgirl » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:44 pm

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don't forgot Nigthwish, apocalyptica, sonata...negative :D

I just adore HIM


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Post by j_lia » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:37 pm

i recently bought a "Diablo" (why do you choose such a name??) album and it was really good. technical hardcore metal, not to far from the gothenburg sound (at the gates, haunted, soilwork, arise and other clones).
actually it took me 4-5 songs before they slapt my in the face with a "voi perkele" til i understood that they were finns.


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Post by jmbullet » Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:33 pm

Majava wrote:
jmbullet wrote:Now I'm trying to learn Finnish that's why I'm on this forum :P !!
Voi kökkö! and I thought I could improve my English skills here... 8)
what does Voi Kökkö mean ???? :oops: you see I'm trying to learn Finnish... but that doesn't work :cry:
I fell in love with Finnish music (mostly The Rasmus... or I should say more Lauri Ylönen !!!) and now I can't get up !!!

MOVING TO FINLAND ASAP !!!


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Post by enk » Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:23 pm

jmbullet wrote:what does Voi Kökkö mean ????
Kinda like "aw crap", but not offensive in the least. Maybe "aw crud"
would be more appropriate, but I tend to say "voi kökkö" in the same
places I would say "awwww crap!" in English.

-enk


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Post by jmbullet » Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:18 am

enk wrote:
jmbullet wrote:what does Voi Kökkö mean ????
Kinda like "aw crap", but not offensive in the least. Maybe "aw crud"
would be more appropriate, but I tend to say "voi kökkö" in the same
places I would say "awwww crap!" in English.

-enk
thanks !!!!!!!! :P will use this instead of "aw crap" now !
I fell in love with Finnish music (mostly The Rasmus... or I should say more Lauri Ylönen !!!) and now I can't get up !!!

MOVING TO FINLAND ASAP !!!


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Post by Helmi » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:29 pm

I'm still madly in love with Kent and here is their latest offering...Den döda vinkeln!!!!

I defy anyone to say they don't like this song! :lol:

http://www.engstrand.nu/kent.htm
Helvete också, nu regnar det igen!

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Post by Blondie » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:43 pm

I´m a huge THE RASMUS fan too, even the first finnish band I discovered was HIM.....
I like also Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Entwine, Lullacry, Charon, Negative, Lovex, Uniklubi, Apocalyptica,Private Line...
In Spain I got the chance to see Apocalyptica and HIM. Also The Rasmus.
When I was in Finland for a holiday, I got the chance to see live The Rasmus again, and discover bands like Damn Seagulls, Disco Ensemble, Zen Cafe, Apulanta, and LAB.
The thing is in Finland there is always concerts and great bands to discover, and most of them about rock music and unfortunately this does not happen in Spain.
Thanx to Finnish bands I´m learning finnish too, I did a Finnish introductory course for one month in Barcelona and learning on my own via Internet!


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Post by heathergjesdal » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:56 pm

PIKKU G!!!!!

haha I honestly have to admit I have a genuine love for pikku g. My boyfriend chuckles when he hears it because he said its so embarassing but I cant understand it so for me its fabulous. :)


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