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Nuspirit Helsinki: Our Favorite Things

by Various Artists selected by Nuspirit Helsinki

Nuspirit Helsinki, the groundbreaking Nordic Jazz production team whose 2002 debut self-titled album received worldwide critical acclaim, present a collection of musical treasures on their new Backdrop compilation Our Favorite Things.
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1. Aisha Duo-Beneath an Evening Sky
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4:48 album only
2. Joakim-Peter Pan Over The Bronx
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2:07 album only
3. Trentemøller-Miss You
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3:47 album only
4. Korpi Ensemble-A Moment of Love (Tumoas Kallio\'s Nuspirit Helsi
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4:45 album only
5. Tales in Tones Trio-Sabari
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3:04 album only
6. Flügelschlag!-Mendiani (Wai Wan UK Remix)
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4:30 album only
7. The Five Corners Quintet feat. Mark Murphy-Before We Say Goodbye
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6:20 album only
8. CocoRosie-Noah’s Ark
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3:51 album only
9. Detektivbyrån-Nattöppet
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10. Flügelschlag!-Zwei Elfen
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Nuspirit Helsinki, the groundbreaking Nordic Jazz production team whose 2002 debut self-titled album received worldwide critical acclaim, present a collection of musical treasures on their new Backdrop compilation Our Favorite Things.

The album marks the Backdrop imprint’s second release and is the start of a brand new series. Our Favorite Things is Backdrop’s new series of most beloved music, freely and thoughtfully selected by notable genre-bending artists, in the spirit of legendary collections like Back To Mine and Late Night Tales.

In presenting their “Favorite Things”, Nuspirit Helsinki chose a mix of contemporary Scandinavian and northern European sounds, blending folk, pop, electronic and jazz. Artists and remixers include Aisha Duo, Joakim, Trentemøller, Korpi Ensemble, Five Corners Quintet featuring Mark Murphy, Coco Rosie, Detektivbyrån, Flügelschlag!, Tales in Tones, and Wai Wan.

The broad spectrum of musical influences and perspectives included in the compilation demonstrates why Nuspirit Helsinki’s past releases have received extensive support from taste-making DJs including Jazzanova, Thievery Corporation, Norman Jay, Patrick Forge, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Dr. Bob Jones, and UFO, and accolades from major publications such as Billboard, URB, MixMag and Penthouse. Nuspirit Helsinki also founded the incredibly popular Flow Festival in Finland and has had notable success with the worldwide release of the highly acclaimed Five Corners Quintet, an extension of the Nuspirit collective.

Continued touring and remix work has increased the group’s worldwide visibility and fan base, setting the stage for the release of Our Favorite Things.


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What makes this an interesting album? Well, it's a compilation of sometimes jazzy, sometimes electronic, ultra modern sounds compiled and crafted by Nuspirit Helsinki, the groundbreaking Nordic Jazz production team. Album hightlights include the delightful music box with drum machine on Detektivbyran's "Nattoppet" which calls to mind Bjork's Vespertine. Then there's the title track from Cocorosie's "Noah's Ark" album which should appeal to indie electro-pop music lovers. From different direction comes the jazz of the Tales in Tones Trio's "Sabari," which sounds a bit like The Bad Plus when they calm down - still kinda experimental and having fun with their instruments, but not frantic. Korpi Ensemble are present with an intriguing remix that's dancefloor ready, with plenty of vocal melody to boot. What these songs all have in common is a pristine, headphone-ready sound, thanks to the producers. It's an engaging mix of songs and styles that's quite worth checking out.