Hidria Spacefolk

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Hidria Spacefolk
Hidria Spacefolk - InProg2005 - Sami Wirkkala & Kimmo Dammert.jpg
Hidria Spacefolk in Moscow at InProg 2005
Background information
Origin Lohja, Finland
Genres Progressive rock
Psychedelic rock
Space rock
Years active 1999 – Present
Labels Wolfgang Records
Exogenic Records
Website http://www.hidriaspacefolk.st/

Hidria Spacefolk is a Finnish folk-influenced progressive / psychedelic rock / space rock band. The group's sound is often compared to Kingston Wall and Ozric Tentacles.[1][2] The band describes their musical style as Astro-Beat. They use many different instruments such as the cello, violin, flute, didgeridoo, marimba, mandolin, sitar and vibraphone.[3]

Hidria Spacefolk's first album was the independently released EP HDRSF-1 in 2001. Their debut full-length, Symbiosis, was released a year later through Silence, a sub-label of Wolfgang Records. The band's second full-length album, Balansia, was released in 2004 and included Andy McCoy of Hanoi Rocks as a guest musician.[4] The same year, a compilation album titled Violently Hippy rmxs was also released. The album contains remixes of Hidria Spacefolk's songs done by Finnish electronic music makers.[5]

On July 11, 2004, the band performed at the North East Art Rock Festival in Pennsylvania, US, and their act was turned into a live album, Live Eleven a.m., in 2005.[6]

In 2005 the band had the honour of opening the second day of the international progressive rock festival that took place in Moscow, Russia, InProg 2005.

Members[edit]

  • Mikko Happo – guitars
  • Sami Wirkkala – guitars
  • Veikko Sutinen – keyboards & synths (2008- )
  • Olli Kari – xylosynth, mallets & percussions (2010- and on albums Symbiosis, Balansia)
  • Kimmo Dammert – bass
  • Teemu Kilponen – drums

Hidria Family[edit]

  • Janne Lounatvuori – keyboards (1999-2008)

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