Ideal Standards 1
What's been said about the album: 'As sugar in the bottom, for my taste that is, a whopping album from Antti Pesonen and friends. There is more to come, they say (vol 2...), I can hardly wait. All in all one of the best prog-releases of the new millenium! In the music, there are similarities to Flower King, Spock's Beard and White Willow. Heavy symphonic music with lots of air and delicacy. Great male and female vocals. Fine playing and awesome progressive arrangements. One of the best records of finnish prog-rock. 5 stars' *****. -- ProgePirkka, ProgolForum "The album really sounds definitive, a good ensemble with personality." -- Matti Kervinen, Wolfgang Records. "...all in all an excellent release!" - Marco Bernard, Colossus Magazine. "Wonderfully alive, imaginative use of different elements" - P.Väänänen, journalist. "Capturing, mysterious, fanciful, capable" -- S. Määttä, mucisian. The story behind this album: At dawn of the new millennium a group of Finnish musicologists and music enthusiastics set up a considerable project: CDFmE. Their purpose was to find, research and restore the definitive core of the dead, contemporary Finnish music. After years of elaborate reconstruction their effort is finally at hand: Ideal Standards Volume 1. Look forward to Volume 2 in the near future! -- Anton Epstein, assistant professor, University of Lahti, Finland Finnish Prog like Mom used to make!