Kumea Sound

Kumea Sound is a sonic exploration of deep and resonant sounds & an indie record label run by →Lauri Wuolio. Please follow Kumea Sound on →Twitter and →Facebook to recieve updates about what’s happening!

You can read more about the cupola instrument and its history →here (FIN/EN).

If you’d like to book any of Kumea projects for a concert, drop an email at info (at) kumea.net!

Releases

Kumea Sound releases alternative rhythm music that embraces both acoustic and electronic sounds.

(*) Kumea Street Records are handcrafted unofficial CD-R releases that are produced in extremely small batches. They are often improvised and acoustic by nature. Street Records are available only in live situations — digital download versions or a back catalogue do not exist. The albums are packed in a simple yet beautiful, manually folded origami cover.

Ruins*

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Ruins (SR-006)

1. Stringer Bell
2. Empty Lion
3. Stranded
4. Zephyr
5. Radiance
6. Song of Euterpe
7. Ink Orchid
8. Shadow Drift
9. Yalan Kulkia

33 minutes
Released: 5/2014

Kumea Sound

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Kumea Sound (KUMEA001)

1. Eye
2. Tantra
3. Kutsu
4. Shijaz
5. Rust Will Eat Them
6. Zentagon Pentagon
7. Twelve Monkeys
8. Frog’n’Bell
9. Apocalypse Disco
10. Kutoja
11. Seawards

55 minutes
Released: 9/2013

Weaves*

Weaves

Weaves (SR-005)

1. Kutoja
2. Kutsu
3. Sola
4. Weaves

37 minutes
Released: 8/2013


Darjeeling/Tie/Kara*

SR04

Darjeeling/Tie/Kara (SR-004)

1. Intro
2. Darjeeling I
3. Darjeeling II
4. Darjeeling III
5. Darjeeling IV
6. Darjeeling V
7. Tie I
8. Tie II
9. Tie III
10. Kara

47 minutes
Released: 4/2013


Kaiku/Kutsu*

SR03

Kaiku/Kutsu (SR-003)

1. Kutsu
2.
3.
4. Oravan laulu
5.
6.
7. Kutsu
8.
9.
10. Kaiku

35 minutes
Released: 7/2012


Temple of Metal*

SR02

Temple of Metal (SR-002)

1. Sound of Sovetsky
2. Drum’n’Bell
3. Twelve Monkeys
4. Manual Listening
5. Silence of the Hives

19 minutes
Released: 4/2012


Improvisations on a Karelian Cupola*

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Improvisations on a Karelian Cupola (SR-001)

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V (“It’s just like sound…”)
6. VI
7. VII
8. VIII

44 minutes
Released: 3/2012


  • Ruins*

    Ruins*

  • Kumea Sound

    Kumea Sound

  • Weaves*

    Weaves*

  • Darjeeling/Tie/Kara*

    Darjeeling/Tie/Kara*

  • Kaiku/Kutsu*

    Kaiku/Kutsu*

  • Temple of Metal*

    Temple of Metal*

  • Improvisations on a Karelian Cupola*

    Improvisations on a Karelian Cupola*

Artists

Zoltán Lakner

Zoltán Lakner

Zoltán Lakner is half Finnish, half Hungarian street musician based in Helsinki. His mellow acoustic ambient improvisations and compositions are minimalist and simple folk gems from a very quiet and honest world.


Lauri Wuolio

Lauri Wuolio

Lauri Wuolio is a Helsinki-based sound artist and a street musician. His solo performances consist of improvised rhythmic textures, where the concepts of a song and linear time are not of much use. Intertwining patterns and themes transform and mutate into long meditative passages that celebrate both repetition and change. Wuolio also performs as Kumea Sound.

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Kumea Sound

Kumea Sound

Kumea Sound is an exploration of deep and resonant sounds lead by Lauri Wuolio. The project focuses on the cupola (handpan) and natural acoustics, but also leaves room for Wuolio’s background in experimental sound art. Kumea Sound performs either amplified or unplugged, depending on the natural acoustics and situation.

The debut album of Kumea Sound was released on 23.10.2013. Click here to listen to it!

Radenja

Radenja

Radenja (Ilkka Heinonen, jouhikko & Lauri Wuolio, cupola) draws its inspiration from the Fenno-Ugric spiritual traditions and free improvisation. Their music echoes old hymns, Karelian orthodoxism and the anarchist spirit of eastern natural mystic religions. The raw and touching sounds of jouhikko (Karelian bowed lyre) and cupola guide the listener to the nonelectric side of the 21st century.

The name of the duo refers to a 19th century ritual practiced by a Siberian cult, where the soul was purified through exstatic dance and music. Radenja can mean both “work” and “zeal”.


  • Zoltán Lakner

    Zoltán Lakner

  • Lauri Wuolio

    Lauri Wuolio

  • Kumea Sound

    Kumea Sound

  • Radenja

    Radenja

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Oh yeah, Musikhaus Thomann! Paint that shit gold and sell it for 2000 euros… This is one of the worst handpans I have ever heard, ridiculously priced and a pathetic example of a big company trying to make profit without ANY understanding of what they are selling. Or maybe they DO know what they are selling & don’t give a shit about quality or ethics…

People, trust your ears. Do not buy these instruments from Thomann. At least not unless they drop the price below 500 euros or make notable improvements to the quality of these instruments.
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October 14, 2014  ·  

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So we recorded a new video today with Radenja! Jouhikko (bowed lyre) + cupola… Jouhikko is about a 1000 year old instrument while cupola is just about 15 years… What do you think about the combination?!

Also, check Ilkka’s own trio! -&gIlkka Heinonen Triorio
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October 10, 2014  ·  

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