Aavikko

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Aavikko is a Finnish synth music band, formed in Siilinjärvi in 1995. Their hallmarks include a campy, decidedly "East European" style and plastic-sounding synthesizer themes. The band themselves call their style "muysic" (a portmanteau of "mystic" and "music"); their motto is "We play - you dance!".

They're probably most famous for their song "Viitostie", which is strongly influenced by Kraftwerk (the name is a reference to "Autobahn": "Viitostie" is a major highway in Finland, also, perhaps coincidentally, one that passes through Siilinjärvi).

Members[edit]

  • Tomi Kosonen, keyboards and saxophone
  • Tomi Leppänen, drums and electric percussion (Leppänen is also a member of Circle, Pharaoh Overlord and K-X-P)
  • Paul Staufenbiel, keyboards (1998-)
Former members


Discography[edit]

  • Aavikko EP (1996)
  • Derek! (1997)
  • Oriental Baby EP (1999)
  • Multi Muysic (2000)
  • Viitostie EP (2000)
  • Aavikko & Felix Kubin EP (2001)
  • Aavikko & Mono Pause EP (2002)
  • History of Muysic (collection, 2003)
  • Meets Hit Singer Kabar (single, 2004)
  • Back from the Futer (2005)
  • Novo Atlantis (2009)
  • Planet Fun-Fun (mini-LP, 2013)

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