Põhja Konn – „Põhja Konn“ vinyl release show
The members of Põhja Konn are versatile and no strangers to classical, jazz, rock, funk and pop music. At the crossroads of genres, they’re able to breathe life into a complete organism that is fully amphibious and can be described by keywords such as text and sound, past and present, harmony and melody, form and content. In 2016, they released their eponymous debut album „Põhja Konn“, which was nominated by the Estonian Music Awards as the Debut Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. Most of the lyrics on the album originate from Estonian poetry by Betti Alver, Karl Ristikivi, Jakob Liiv, Lydia Koidula and Juhan Liiv. Stylistically the band leans towards classical harmonies, profound grooves and a strong sense of formal structure. With influences from early Estonian Rock sounds of Ruja and In Spe to Genesis, Beardfish and Gentle Giant, this is a band that is well versed in old-school prog rock, and blends these colours together in a new pallet that is fresh, whilst still recognizing its roots.
On February 16th at Vaba Lava Põhja Konn will present and play music from their double vinyl „Põhja Konn“. In addition to the previous material Põhja Konn’s double vinyl „Põhja Konn“ features 4 new pieces („Mitte viirastus, meeltepett“, „Hääled“, „Külm puhang lõõtsub“, „Suurest haardest“) written & recorded together with Estonian actors Anu Lamp, Andres Ots, Lauri Kaldoja, Karmo Nigula.
The opening act of the release show is Erki Pärnoja – songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was recently nominated by Estonian Music Awards 2018 as The Male Artist of the Year.