September 28, 2000
Gnomus releases CD on Fiasko Records
Gnomus, a Finnish group that plays experimental improvised music, has released its debut album on new Fiasko Records label. The trio, formed in 1998, consists of Kari Ikonen (keyboards), Mika Kallio (drums) and Esa Onttonen (guitars). As opposed to playing pre-composed pieces the music of Gnomus shapes itself during the performance. The music evolves according to the environment and exploits the advantages of acoustics. Listener may notice features from such musical phenomena as ambient, free jazz, radiophony, modalism and cacophony.
The music on the CD is based on a live concert recorded in Mikael Agricola Church in Helsinki, Finland. It was recorded, and later mixed and edited by Miikka Huttunen.