Welcome to the world of Finnish tango as brought to you by Uusikuu, who celebrate their 16th year with this charmer of a disc. As this wonderful release from the ever wonderful CPL-Music isn’t on Bandcamp, I would like to point you to their Qobuz website, as I’m not much of a fan of Spotify. If this doesn’t work in your country, consider going to Deezer here.
There is something special about Finnish tango. One would think that Finland and the Rio Plata area of Argentina and Uruguay wouldn’t have much in common, but, in fact, they share a melancholy in their music that makes for sumptuous listening. Karuselli is a lively record, however, for a tango album, and you will hear elements of chanson and even a touch of traditional Finnish music. It’s extremely pleasant and bouncy music.