Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset

 

Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset

A couple of years ago one of the most intriguing personalities of Finnish rock music, Herra Ylppö, who back then was principally known as the lead singer for the band Maj Karma, gathered a group of friends to play some post punk with him with no higher aim than to enjoy the pleasure of jamming together. Original songs started to appear effortlessly, and soon the motley crew around Herra Ylppö was christened unpretentiously as Ihmiset, or The People.

Before the end of last year Herra Ylppö & Ihmiset, regardless of Ylppö's habit of shunning the usual well-trodden tracks, gave in to the temptation to behave like ordinary rock bands do, and went to the studio. The resulting album Sata vuotta that came out earlier this year is capable of including some traditional singer-songwriter-style narrative, some pop melodies and some heavier stuff without ever losing its strong sense of integrity. Herra Ylppö has been known for his fascination for toying with the usual rock star clichés, and in an interview last year confirmed this album to be the one that finally establishes his reputation as the man who saved rock'n'roll. Deliberate provocation, yes, but perhaps with more than a hint of truth in it.


www.ihmiset.fi
myspace.com/ihmiset


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