Keijo

Keijo

Real Name:
Keijo Virtanen
Profile:
Based in Jyväskylä, Finland, Keijo Virtanen is somewhat of a legend in the whole finnish psych scene (on the same level as Pekka Airaksinen - in fact the two have collaborated before). He’s been working on music for ages but his work has only been starting to get attention during the last few years. This artist’s music is unlike any other, it is often based in ambient and drone and incorporates weird traditional folk instruments from around the world just as much as electronic instruments… and then you’ve got the voice. Keijo is renowned for his throat singing skills which truly sound alien-like and fits his drones very well, giving them an even weirder feel. And when he’s not throat singing and actually forming words, his strong, nasal voice makes any of his songs bizarre beyond description. His roots and influences are quite obvious (traditional world music, american appalachian folk, jazz and drone), but what he does with them makes his work extremely unique. He is sometimes joined by members of free-jazz outfit Vapaa (going under the name Keijo & The Free Players) on some recordings.
Also he collaborated with Tiitus Petäjäniemi of Vapaa, Robert Horton, Avarus and Kheta Hotem.
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Keijo Discography

Albums

#11 Keijo Keijo(CDr, Album) Lal Lal Lal #11 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
PA050 Keijo Unfolding Emptiness / Decomposing Dawn And Dew(2xCDr) PseudoArcana PA050 New Zealand 2004 Sell This Version
foxglove009 Keijo Open That Door(CDr, Ltd) Foxglove foxglove009 US 2004 Sell This Version
Outa 003 Keijo Jungle Joy(CDr) Outa Outa 003 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
foxglove044 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - Between Us(CDr, Ltd) Foxglove foxglove044 US 2004 Sell This Version
LTJ-21 Keijo Soon With The Sun(CDr, Album) 267 Lattajjaa LTJ-21 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
digi016 Keijo Palla, Blown From Here(CD, Album, Ltd) Digitalis Recordings digi016 US 2005 Sell This Version
R!004 Keijo Keijo & Friends(CDr) The Seedy R! R!004 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
foxglove096 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - Passing On(CDr, Ltd, Album) Foxglove foxglove096 US 2005 Sell This Version
PA067 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - Untitled(CDr) PseudoArcana PA067 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
April Keijo In This Direction(Cass, Ltd, C60) Sloow Tapes April Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
foxglove078 Keijo Virtanen* & Tiitus Petäjäniemi Keijo Virtanen* & Tiitus Petäjäniemi - Katuvalo Sammuu Kohdallani(CDr, Album, Ltd) Foxglove foxglove078 US 2005 Sell This Version
foxglove062 Keijo By The Mountains And Sea(CD, Album, Ltd) Foxglove foxglove062 US 2005 Sell This Version
LVD 102 Keijo For A While(CD) Last Visible Dog LVD 102 US 2006 Sell This Version
foxglove116 Keijo / Robert Horton (2), Khem, Numinosum Keijo / Robert Horton (2), Khem, Numinosum - 50(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Foxglove foxglove116 US 2006 Sell This Version
digi024 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - After At Once(CD, Album) Digitalis Recordings digi024 US 2006 Sell This Version
FM11 Keijo Whose Dream We Live In?(CD, Album, Ltd) Fire Museum Records FM11 US 2007 Sell This Version
mymwly0060 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - Endless Clouds(CDr, Album) Music Your Mind Will Love You mymwly0060 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
RW 001 Keijo About Around(CDr, Album, Ltd) Reverb Worship RW 001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Keijo Not With Normal Birds(CDr, Album, Ltd) Digitalis Recordings none US 2007 Sell This Version
mymwly0068 Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - Touching Together(CDr, Ltd, Album) Music Your Mind Will Love You mymwly0068 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
digi036 Keijo Flying Over(CD, Album) Digitalis Recordings digi036 US 2007 Sell This Version
PACD106 Keijo Carry On With Us(CDr) PseudoArcana PACD106 New Zealand 2008 Sell This Version
IKU-011 Keijo Neverending Blues(CD, Album) Ikuisuus IKU-011 UK 2008 Sell This Version
[C.o.W.005] Keijo & The Free Players Keijo & The Free Players - With All Belongings Into The Air(CDr, Ltd) Centre Of Wood [C.o.W.005] Italy 2008 Sell This Version