Kumea Sound is an acoustic-electronic music project from Helsinki, Finland & an independent record label run by Lauri Wuolio. With a strong focus on the mystical 21st century world music instrument, cupola (handpan), Kumea Sound creates emotionally charged music experiences that have the power to shake the soul as well as the body. The past performances have take place in private living rooms, theatres, zendos and yoga studios, traditional music halls and electronic dance clubs.

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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! Performances available for private and public parties, clubs, cafes, festivals, living rooms etc. Also ask for music & sound design productions for various audiovisual media & events.


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.

Oceans of Sadness, Mountains…*

Oceans of Sadness, Mountains of Hope

Oceans of Sadness, Mountains of Hope (SR-008)

  1. Stairs (Once More)
  2. In a New Room
  3. A Sparrow Speaks (And for a Millisecond You Forget)
  4. The Best Day of Your Life
  5. The Light Is Moving
  6. New Furniture
  7. An Echo in the Nerves
  8. Hopeful Bodies
  9. All Is Too Much
  10. And Then We Meet

39 minutes
Released: 7/2017

Music for Taming Monsters*

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Music for Taming Monsters (SR-007)

1. Music For Ancient Ostrobothnian Puukko Yoga
2. I’ll Let You Break My Heart If You Let Me Break Yours
3. A New Method For Taming Monsters
4. The Unmystic

37 minutes
Released: 8/2016

Real Music for Unreal Times

Real Music for Unreal Times

Real Music for Unreal Times

1. Ruins
2. Everything Is an Exception
3. A Bell for the Broken
4. Ilon Säie — Nunc Lento Sonitu Dicunt, Morieris
5. Stranded Variation
6. Stringer Bell
7. Kutoja
8. Sola
9. Ilon Säie — Shine While You Live
10. Song of Seikilos
11. Between You and Me
12. A Stone

38 minutes.

Released on LP / CD / digital download on March 6, 2015.



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


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 (SR-005)

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

37 minutes
Released: 8/2013



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 (SR-003)

1. Kutsu
4. Oravan laulu
7. Kutsu
10. Kaiku

35 minutes
Released: 7/2012

Temple of Metal*


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 (SR-001)

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

44 minutes
Released: 3/2012

  • Oceans of Sadness, Mountains…*

    Oceans of Sadness, Mountains…*

  • Music for Taming Monsters*

    Music for Taming Monsters*

  • Real Music for Unreal Times

    Real Music for Unreal Times

  • Ruins*


  • Kumea Sound

    Kumea Sound

  • Weaves*


  • Darjeeling/Tie/Kara*


  • Kaiku/Kutsu*


  • Temple of Metal*

    Temple of Metal*

  • Improvisations…*




How about a free handpan, anyone interested? 😉 See MoreSee Less

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We finished recording the 8 Hands of Sound album yesterday, about 3,5 years after we first met on our concert trip in the United States. Follow our page for more info soon! 😊 See MoreSee Less

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February 01, 2018  ·  

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