Haltya

Haltya

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Haltya is a musical act by Finnish born musician and sound artist Tommi Sirkiä. The band was originally founded in 1996 by Tommi and Jürgen Sachau in Helsinki, Finland. Tommi and Jürgen parted ways after the release of Haltya's 2nd studio album Electric Help Elves, and today Tommi records and produces Haltya mainly on his own, often with the help of other musicians, artists and producers.

Haltya is considered to be one of the pioneers of the psychedelic trance substyle Suomisaundi.
The music is described as groovy and blends in unconventional psy-trance instruments like guitars & horns. Their musical style took influences from jazz, funk, trance, house, drum 'n bass and other musical directions.

The sound of Haltya has been heard in various parties in countries around the world during their numerous live gigs and DJ sets. Besides Finland they have played live in Israel, Austria, Turkey, Russia, USA, Japan, Brazil, Romania, Denmark, Australia; amongst other countries in the world.

The name Haltya comes from the Finnish word haltija, which is for elf, or female spirit with wings. It is basically a faerie spirit, although in the old Finnish mythology haltija can be almost anything. It was believed that a person consists of many spirits, haltijas.
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Haltya Discography

Albums

EXOCD 09 Haltya Forest Flavour(CD, Album) Exogenic Records EXOCD 09 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
Haltya Electric Help Elves (Album) Exogenic Records Finland 2004 Sell This Version
EXOCD36 Haltya Book Of Nature(CD, Album) Exogenic Records EXOCD36 Finland 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Haltya Project / Haltya Exogenic Records Finland 2000 Sell This Version
Haltya Hero Exogenic Records Finland 2003 Sell This Version
EXOD02 Haltya Borboleta Purpura(2xFile, FLAC, EP) Exogenic Records EXOD02 Finland 2007
Haltya Japan Anime Punk Sessions EP (Maxi) Not On Label (Haltya Self-released) Finland 2012

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