totally sublime record. Maria's vocal performance is as harrowingly beautiful as ever, effortlessly chopped and arranged into beautiful compositions. love the additional use of synth here, particularly the new-agey synth excursions of 'tuuli pajuissa', stunning!
Favorite track: Aletaan.
Lumme is the fourth album by Finnish sound artist and musician Maria Rossi (aka Cucina Povera). Recorded in Rotterdam, London, Luxembourg, and Glasgow, the release explores an eclectic range of styles over the course of its 60-minute runtime. Opening track “Sinisen ruusun tapaus,” a 20-minute improvised piece, stands as one of Rossi’s most accomplished works to date, combining transcendent organ drones with angelic, tremolo-tweaked vocals. Indeed, Rossi’s voice is Lumme’s driving force; her vocal performances on hymns such as “EKR” are technically stunning and emotionally powerful. The entire album is the work of a distinctively brilliant artist, one who takes ambient and choral music to interstellar heights.
released May 21, 2021
Written and Produced by Maria Rossi
Mastered by Legio X
Artwork and Design by Susu Laroche