Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri's debut was launched very successfully in the summer 2017 when the band's leader, sax player and composer Pauli Lyytinen, received the Ted Curson award at the Pori Jazz Festival and a slot at the State of Jazz editorial playlist in Spotify. The quartet's second effort "Hypnosis" is released March 13th in Finland followed by a ten date tour.
Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri shot straight to the very top of Finnish jazz groups with their debut album and tour in 2017. Pori Jazz Festival awarded composer Lyytinen with the Ted Curson award as artist of the year. Quickly gaining over 130 000 streams with a placement on the State of Jazz playlist, the band was the "talk of the town" in Helsinki's jazz circles that year. The new album Hypnosis brings forth a matured version of the orchestra and strong musical atmospheres, where the presence and the intricate communication between the players really gets to shine through.
Focusing heavily on the improvisational side of music the acoustic quartet is, on the one hand, a roots-y, classic jazz four-piece, but on the other hand, a modern ensemble willing to use new technical gadgets and take chances with their imaginative playing. Lyytinen's delicate compositions offer everyone room to experiment and play to their strengths. Lyytinen and Pohjola form a molecular bond as soloists while Tikkanen and Kallio form the lively groundwork.
The new Hypnosis material offers more etherial soundscapes than its predecessor. As the title suggests the album takes its listeners to a trip across the subconscious, time and space. With the clever use of Kallio's various gongs and the innovative "plus pedals", operated by Pohjola and Lyytinen, the music has more sonic spaces than ever.