eCsTaSy at the Pori Jazz Festival


"The Finnish guitarist plays his unpredictable but always beautiful-sounding electric guitar on this new set." - DOWNBEAT march 2014 issue

"El Pueblo Unido packs the sonic sax/guitar spiritual wallop of Sonny Sharrock's Ask the Ages but instead of a Coltranian pattern, it channels Ornette Coleman through a Nordic folk strainer, creating a strange serenity coexisting with restlessness." - SOMETHINGELSEREVIEWS.COM

"Björkenheim shows admirable control, only letting loose when the occasion dictates, and a keen eye for using the talent he's assembled. There are only rare moments when Lyytinen, Huhtala or Ounaskari aren't being used to the fullest in the context of the song." - BURNINGAMBULANCE.COM

" Each song carries wonderful synchronicity among the players, jagged yet fluid guitar playing, tonal and atonal sax solos and wonderful support from the rhythm section. Lyytinen is a real find for me.....his playing moves from inside to out with complete ease, his solos have their own logic and drive......I love this stuff! It is both a throwback and a move into the future. It is different from past work by Björkenheim. but it bodes well for what is to come. And live these guys must be ballbusters." - SEAOFTRANQUILITY.ORG