Puuluup

By Monday February 24th, 2020artist-2020

Puuluup

Depri-absurdism with danceable grooves

Puuluup

Depri-absurdism with danceable grooves

 

Hailing from Estonia, Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson form an entertaining pair. Their depri-absurdism fits in seamlessly with that of Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Leningrad Cowboys), something they put to good use in the videos they produce and their live act. Their music sounds emphatically contemporary, partly thanks to loop stations and electronic effects, but the heartbeat of tradition can be heard distinctly throughout their hip grooves.
Their instrument of choice is the Estonian hiiu kannel, or talharpa, a four-stringed fiddle (once strung with horsehairs) that has traditionally been played with a bow, although they also occasionally pluck it and even sometimes bang on it. Ramo and Marko sing exclusively in Estonian, but their inventive two-part voices and their dryly comical appearance more than offset the public’s inability to understand their lyrics. Their inspiration is not limited to their own traditions. Ramo and Marko happily admit to being influenced by desert blues, Russian teasing songs, the Finnish jouhikko repertoire, weird Polish TV series, Estonian punk music from the Soviet era, and sweet rolls from the island of Vormsi. All in all, their message seems to be: don’t take us too seriously.

Ramo Teder – hiiu kannel, zang, loop station, effecten
Marko Veisson – hiiu kannel, zang, effecten

Puuluup at Music Meeting

Day: Monday June 1
Time: Soon
Stage: Soon

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