Tuulikki Bartosik – Playscapes | A Musical Odyssey
Introducing Tuulikki Bartosik, a multi-talented Swedish-Estonian musician who will take you on a journey of sound with her virtuoso accordion playing, enchanting vocals, and masterful use of effects and music software. Her adventurous spirit and quest for creativity have led her to tour the world, drawing inspiration from the beauty of nature and the bustling energy of cities. Her solo albums have received international acclaim for their imaginative and layered compositions, drawing comparisons to the neoclassical works of Eric Satie and the hypnotic minimalism of Philip Glass and Terry Riley. Don’t miss out on the unique and captivating musical experience that is Tuulikki Bartosik.
Tuulikki Bartosik, the virtuosic accordionist and multi-instrumentalist, has crafted a new musical landscape with her latest album, “Playscapes.” The album’s opener, “Robertsfors,” sets the tone with its mesmerizing blend of vocal rhythms and otherworldly vocal layering. As the song begins, the soulful strains of guitar and synths envelop you, drawing you deeper into the aural paradise that is “Robertsfors.” This song is a true masterclass of sound and emotion that will speak straight to your heart.
The second on the album, “響き Hibiki,” is like a symphony of the sea, each note a wave that rises and falls, building in intensity as it progresses. The song starts off with a sense of brooding intensity, like a storm brewing on the horizon. This instrumental piece is the perfect accompaniment for a mysterious film, adding depth and emotion to the visuals. Let “響き Hibiki” take you on a journey to the unknown.
“Reval: Pettäsaamislugu” is a musical journey that transports you to different corners of the world. This song creates a sonic tapestry that evokes the diversity of human life. As I listened to this song, I felt like I was peering into the lives of people in far-off lands, from the bustle of city streets to the quiet of the wilderness. The collaboration between Bartosik and Mölder brings a worldly dimension to the music, making it the perfect soundtrack for a journey of self-discovery.
“Põhjarannik” is a symphony of nature, a musical ode to the beauty and serenity of the natural world. The instrumental song evokes the feeling of the earth coming alive after a refreshing rain, the petrichor that fills the air. The song has a way of making you appreciate the little things, the sound of raindrops hitting the pavement, the rustle of leaves in the wind.
“繋がりTsunagari” is a giant song that stands out among the others. It’s long, over seven minutes, and takes you on a big journey through sound. It’s like a big story, with many different parts that make it special. It’s a true masterpiece that shows the artist’s skill in making great music. It’s a song that needs to be listened to all the way through, to really understand and appreciate it.
As one delves deeper into “Norrland” by Tuulikki the rugged wilderness reveals its raw beauty, tinged with a hint of melancholy and accompanied by the mournful strains of traditional instruments.
The “London” song is a musical embodiment of the city of London. It’s a harmonious chaos, a chaotic harmony. The melody is a frenetic race through the streets, the rhythm a pulsing heartbeat of the city. The instruments play in perfect sync, like the gears of a well-oiled machine, each playing its part in creating the symphony of sound that is London. The song is a journey, taking the listener on a city tour, from the bustling streets to the quiet alleys, from the bright lights to the dark corners.
The eighth song on the album, titled “Helsinki,” captures the unadulterated beauty of the city. It paints a picture of the city’s serene streets and lush parks, with a melody that evokes feelings of tranquillity and peace.
And then, like a sudden burst of fireworks, the ninth song, “Helsinki: Aatos,” explodes onto the scene. This song is a stark contrast to its predecessor, a brief but complete magic that encapsulates the dynamic energy of the city. The tempo is fast-paced and the melody is lively, reflecting the city’s bustling streets and vibrant culture. It’s a song that makes you want to dance, to sing, to live in the moment, and to experience all that Helsinki has to offer.
The melodic symphony of “Sundbyberg” sways elegantly in perfect harmony with a resounding and persistent beat, and ah! What a feast for the ears and the very essence of one’s being. The auditory experience is nothing short of mesmerizing as the melodies swirl and intertwine with the ostinato, creating a euphonic tapestry of sound that envelops the listener in its captivating embrace. The streets of Sundbyberg seem to come alive with the music, as if the buildings and pavements themselves are dancing to the rhythm. Truly, a treat for the ears and soul.
“Stockholm” intricately weaves together a symphony of sounds, resulting in an alluring yet bewildering composition. It evokes a sense of serenity, reminiscent of the warm glow of street lamps on a summer night, as one strolls alone amidst the cool breeze.
“Livland:Suusilm” concludes the album by Tuulikki with a powerful and ethereal soundscape. The track is characterized by a mesmerizing wall of ambient reverb, creating a dreamy and otherworldly atmosphere. The song evokes a sense of tranquillity. As the final track, it leaves a lasting impression, drawing the listener into a realm of contemplative states of consciousness and providing a sense of closure to the musical journey. It is a perfect end to an album as it is calming and soothing, leaving the listener feeling peaceful and relaxed.