Rautakantele

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Rautakantele
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Studio album by CMX
Released March, 1995
Recorded Fall 1994
Genre Progressive rock
Length 48:48
Label Herodes/EMI
Producer A. W. Yrjänä
CMX chronology
Aura
(1994)Aura1994
Rautakantele
(1995)
Discopolis
(1996)String Module Error: Match not found1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Rautakantele is a 1995 album by the Finnish rock group CMX. "Rautakantele" is Finnish and means "The Iron Kantele".

Rautakantele is the most stylistically eclectic of CMX's albums. Despite the uneven quality of production in the album (reputedly, the producer forgot to edit the entire drums track), Rautakantele's lyrics and rugged sound convey the message of an increasing streak of social criticism effectively. Billy Gould of Faith No More named Rautakantele his favourite album of 1995.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by CMX with lyrics by A. W. Yrjänä.

  1. "Rautakantele" – 4:31 ("Iron Kantele")
  2. "Yöllisiä" – 3:18 ("Nocturnal")
  3. "Palvonnan eleitä" – 3:03 ("Gestures of Worship")
  4. "Talviunia" – 3:29 ("Winterdreams")
  5. "Kirosäkeet" – 4:10 ("Curse Verses")
  6. "Ennustaja" – 3:54 ("Fortune Teller")
  7. "Päivälintu" – 3:48 ("Daybird")
  8. "G" – 3:37
  9. "Pelasta maailma" – 4:15 ("Save the World")
  10. "Linnunhammas" – 3:18 ("Bird's Tooth")
  11. "Veden ääri" – 3:06 ("Water's Edge")
  12. "Pirunmaitoa" – 6:09 ("Devil's Milk")
  13. "Hiljaisuuteen" – 2:04 ("Into Silence")

Personnel[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Ilkka Herkman - Engineer
  • Dan Tigersted - Mixing
  • Tuula Lehtinen - Sleeve art/design
  • Timo Lehtinen - Photography
  • Petri Artturi Asikainen - Photography
  • Tuula Penttinen - Sleeve art/design
  • Mara Salminen - keyboards, vocals
  • Susanna Eronen - vocals
  • Satu Sopanen - kantele
  • Risto Salmi - soprano saxophone
  • Kikke Heikkinen - vocals
  • Kaarina Kilpiö - percussion
  • Keijo Puumalainen - percussion
  • Ville Leppänen - slide guitar
  • Kampin Laulu - choir

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