Awards and Reviews 


Rookie of the year 2019

Pauanne, Helsinki

The winner was chosen by the jury of Ethnogala.

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"Back to the future - The Finnish trio Pauanne have made a name for themselves incorporating old archival recordings into their quirky, contemporary electro-folk."

-Simon Broughton, Songlines

"Crazy singing and chanting, shepherd calls, programming, and spoken words are mixed through some glorious melodies
 Every track is a surprise and delight
With prodigious musical prowess and great creativity in their compositions and arrangements, Pauanne have created a remarkable album."

-Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld

What makes Pauanne's album so daring ist the use of olden beliefs to both puncture, and provide continuity with, our present condition. Pauanne -The Thunder God in Finnish mythology- rumbles us awake to new musical and political possibilities."

-Lee Blackstone, RootsWorld

"Kraftfullt och kreativt med finska trion Pauanne. Konsertrecension.

Efter att ha hört skivan var jag rĂ€tt sĂ„ sĂ€ker pĂ„ att Pauanne skulle vara en liveupplevelse utöver det vanliga, men de lyckas Ă€ndĂ„ övertrĂ€ffa mina förvĂ€ntningar med rĂ„ge, och Ă€r tveklöst ett av de mest kreativa folkmusikband jag hört pĂ„ mycket lĂ€nge."

-Rasmus Klockljung, Lira Musikmagasin

"Then there's this vaulting music that has no comparison. Folk fiddle meets Hammond organ, folk meets progressive rock. It all meets archival tapes."

- Mari Koppinen, Helsingin Sanomat

"Pauanne: archive recordings meet the 21st century

Pauanne is both the name of an innovative Finnish folk trio and the old Finnish thunder god. And like a blast of thunder their music is shaking up the way we look and hear the past, present and future."

-Simon Broughton, FMQ

"Trion Pauanne är det fräschaste inom folkmusikfältet på länge!"

-Tove Djupsjöbacka, Huvudstadsbladet

"In an essential part, there are archive tapes that Pauanne will embed creatively in their compositions and with a touch of the ounce, not forgetting the playful joy of the play that was passed on to the audience. And now the media visibility has already been gained more than many folk music group throughout their lifetime."

-Suonna Kononen, Karjalainen

"Pauanne is like a time machine that weaves past, future, and this day."

- Satu Hotakainen, Perhonjokilaakso

"They hardly realize yet that they are doing a unique job in the history of Finnish music."

- Sauli Heikkilä, Kansanmusiikki