Barlast creates new music with the silence ecoing in the background.
All excess is ripped away.
Only the name remained as ballast.
From a telecasters caressing sound to the call from the shepards instrument mänkeri, from the sound of the beat of the ram drum to a freely improvised contrabas solo. The atmosphere shifts between a 18th century ball and respiratory distress caused by radiation proof clothing.
Barlast was noted as one of the highlights during the showcase-festival Tallin Music Week 2017. The band has performed in Finland, Estonia and Norway. Their debute album Ihantola has been descibed as "a delight that takes the listener on a journey through unexpected peaks and valleys within experimental and explorative music." Barlast will noterades som en av höjdpunkterna på showcase-festivalen Tallinn Music Week 2017 och har uppträtt i Finland, Estland och Norge. Barlasts debutskiva Ihantola har beskrivits som "en fröjd som tar lyssnaren på en resa genom oväntade toppar och dalar inom experimentell och utforskande musik." Barlast will release their second album in February 2019.
Philip Holm - Contrabass
Heikki Hänninen - Guitar
Minna Koskenlahti - Percussion and flute
Sanna Salonen - Sopranosaxophone, bass clarinet and mänkeri
Tickets will be sold at the door. Cash only.
Barlast tour 2019 was realised with funding from Svenska Kulturfonden.
Photo first page: Nicolay Alhazov // Foto culture calender: Philip Holm