Discography



MATKA / THE PATH, release date 12th of June, 2020

“We have a passion and deep longing in our hearts to find a deeper connection between music and dance. Music makes us move and dancing makes us hear music. There is no border between - only art and life.“
- J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom

ALBUM BAND MEMBERS
J-P Piirainen, acoustic guitar and dancing
Venla Ilona Blom, beatboxing and vocals

GUEST ARTISTS
Tommi Asplund, fiddle
Alina Järvelä, fiddle
Tero Hyväluoma, fiddle
Esko Järvelä, fiddle
Viivi Maria Saarenkylä, accordion

Produced by Jyri Sariola
Recorded at Mimix Studio, Finland 2019 by Jyri Sariola
Mixed and mastered by Jyri Sariola
Photos by Mikko Malmivaara
Layout and design by Jimmy Träskelin / JRobert design
Executive producer Jyri Lehtonen / Bafe’s Factory

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  • 1. Kohti / Intro (2:08)
  • 2. Matka / The Path (4:45)
  • 3. Kuiskaaja / Whisperer (3:15)
  • 4. Pieni Irlannitar / My Irish Fower (4:30)
  • 5. Jalan alle / Under My Foot (3:37)
  • 6. Unohdetuille / For The Unknown Heroes (4:15)
  • 7. Kotona / Home (5:14)
  • 8. Äpärän laulu / Bastards’ Path (6:56)
  • 9. Kivenpyörittäjä / The One Who Rolled the Stone (3:55)

1. Kohti / Into
comp. & arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom


The most hidden paths are waiting to be discovered by the ones who dare to leave the road.
Enemmän löytää, kun uskaltaa eksyä polulta.

2. Kuiskaaja / Whisperer
comp. J-P Piirainen
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom
feat. Tommi Asplund, Tero Hyväluoma, Alina Järvelä, Esko Järvelä

Kuiskaaja, Whisperer is the small invisible creature that sits on our shoulder from time to time and whispers some nasty things in our ear about ourselves. What to do when the creature won't leave? Should we give in to the anxiety or put on our fighting gloves and silence the little monster?

3. Matka / The Path
comp. J-P Piirainen
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom


In Koli National Park there is a steep cliff called "Paha-Koli". According to an old North Karelian legend, people have been thrown from the cliff if they were accused of a crime or witchcraft. If the accused survived the drop, they were innocent. This tune is for those who had to take the long path all the way to the top - just to be proven wrong.

Kolin kansallispuiston yksi vaaroista on nimetty Paha-Koliksi. Legendan mukaan ihmisiä on heitetty alas Paha-Kolin huipulta, jos heitä on syytetty noituudesta. Jos syytetty selvisi pudotuksesta, hän sai armahduksen. Tämä kappale on tarina syytetyn pitkästä matkasta vaaran huipulle. Ja alas.

4. Pieni Irlannitar / For My Irish Flower
comp. trad
lyr. trad
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom
feat. Tommi Asplund, Tero Hyväluoma, Alina Järvelä, Esko Järvelä


Oh the fair maiden of Ireland, on the banks of the River Mississippi
As pale as the calla lily, on my mind you'll always be.

You were young and fragile, going on fifteen
Your hands were soft and tender and your songs ever green

You flew like a butterfly from flower to flower
You sang like a bird from hour to hour.

Oh who is the lucky one to catch the first drops of love?
Who gets to hold the rose that shines through from above?

The biting frost of winter took the rose from by my side
You were too precious to grow with your heart soundly tied.


Yks pieni irlannitar Mississippin rannalla
Hän valkoinen kuin lilja on mulla muistoissa

Hän oli vielä nuori vuotta viisitoista vaan
Mut lempiä hän taisi ja laulaa lauluja

Hän liiteli kuin perho ja poimi kukkia
Hän visersi kuin lintu mun lempilauluja

Ihana ensilempi ken omistaa sen saa
Ja ruusun puhtahimman rinnalleen laskea

Tuo talven kylmä halla vei ruusun rinnasta
Sä liian kallis vilja olit täällä kasvamaan

5. Jalan alle / Under My Foot
Comp. J-P Piirainen
Arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom


Dedicated to those first two notes that dive into your body and make it fly.

Omistettu sävelille, jotka sukeltavat jalan alle ja antavat meille siivet.

6. Unohdetuille / For the Unknown Heroes
comp. J-P Piirainen
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom
feat. Viivi Maria Saarenkylä


Many have tried, many have failed. Many have conquered, many have bailed. Some succeed, some never proceed. This song is for those who gave their all to reach for the moon but only managed to scratch the surface.

Monet ovat yrittäneet, antaneet kaikkensa ja silti epäonnistuneet. Tämä kappale on omistettu kaikille heille, jotka uskalsivat tavoitella kuuta taivaalta siitäkin huolimatta, etteivät siinä onnistuneet.

7. Kotona / Home
comp. J-P Piirainen
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom
feat. Tommi Asplund, Tero Hyväluoma, Alina Järvelä, Esko Järvelä


For some, home is an actual place - it is a nest to build life upon . For others, home is where the heart is or where the suitcase travels. But the concept of home, the security and warmth it raises, doesn't vanish whether you think of home in any form.

8. Äpärän laulu / Bastards' Path
comp. Venla Ilona Blom
lyr. trad
arr. Venla Ilona Blom & J-P Piirainen


Oh the path of life, my past, I cherish
Into the lap of thine, my mother, I vanish

The father of mine, I've never seen
I was born to this world, as hopes were deceived.

This mother of mine, you suffered and ached
For the cause of my birth, the fatherless flake.

Alone you suffered, dear mother of mine
You searched for comfort, gained only faithless lies.

On the path of life, my future, I cherish
Into the memory of you, my mother, I vanish.

Elon tiellä lapsuusmuistot
muistoissa on ihanin
hoivassa on äidin hellän
huoletonna uinahdin

Isääni en ole nähnyt
lehtolapsi olen vaan
jonk on äiti synnyttänyt
pettyneissä toiveissaan

Paljon kärsit äiti armas
synnyttäis maailmaan
lehtolapsen isättömän
kulkijaksi kuolemaan

Ykin äiti kaiken kärsit
huonon nimen kantaa sait
jonka pettäjä sul antoi
kun sä hältä turvaa hait

Maailmalla avaralla
kun mä kuljen polkuja
outo kaiho mielen täyttää
äidin armaan muistaissain

9. Kivenpyörittäjä / The One Who Rolled the Stone
comp. J-P Piirainen
arr. J-P Piirainen & Venla Ilona Blom


Sometimes life can feel like you are trying to push a big boulder with all your strength for living. Sometimes even the smallest baby step can feel like a major victory. Sometimes the stone just doesn't move - even though you are giving your everything. And then one day, you might just push all the way through - and break the stone in half.

Joskus elämä on yhtä ison järkäleen siirtämistä. Joskus pienikin liike tuntuu suurelta voitolta. Joskus järkäle ei hievahdakaan, mutta tällöin saatat oivaltaa, että kivestä voi puskea myös läpi.

Matka / The Path

Release date 12.6.2020
MBA038
ISRC-FI-MBA-20-00012-00020
EAN: 0703694497599
Bafe’s Factory, Helsinki, Finland (2020)



KOTONA / HOME -SINGLE

Current situation has forced people to lock down into their homes all around the world. Despite the horrific situation, home offers many people a safe haven and with that, it deserves our deepest gratitude. Not everyone has home, not everyone are safe - but we all have heart and soul that can helps us find light and sense of home in the middle of this uncertainty and change.

For others, home is an actual place - it’s a nest to build life up from. For others, home is where the heart is, or where your suitcase travels. But the concept of home, the security and warmth it brings, doesn’t vanish, whether you think of your home in any form. This menuet is dedicated to home.

Kotona / Home is composed by guitarist J-P Piirainen and arranged together with beatboxer Venla Ilona Blom. The tune is produced by Jyri Sariola and features fiddle players Tommi Asplund, Tero Hyväluoma, Alina Järvelä and Esko Järvelä from Finnish folk greatness Frigg.

  • 1. Kotona / Home

KOTONA / HOME -SINGLE

Release date 15.4.2020
MBA037
FI-MBA-20-00018
Bafe’s Factory, Helsinki, Finland (2020)



KUISKAAJA / WHISPERER -SINGLE

Kuiskaaja / Whisperer is composed by guitarist J-P Piirainen and arranged by him and beatboxer Venla Ilona Blom.
Tune is produced by Jyri Sariola and features fiddle players from Finnish folk greatness Frigg.

Listen to the single on Spotify!

  • 1. Kuiskaaja / Whisperer (3:12)

KUISKAAJA / WHISPERER -SINGLE

Release date 16.1.2020
MBA036
FI-MBA-20-00014
Bafe’s Factory, Helsinki, Finland (2020)