Absoluuttinen Nollapiste

The oddball of Finnish music

Little did Heisenberg and Kelvin know when fiddling around thermodynamics in their days that in the 1990s in Rovaniemi, Finland there would be a bunch of young men sufficiently interested in absolute zero to name their band after it – Absoluuttinen nollapiste in Finnish. But this is what they did, and they did it well. Their first album Neulanen Jerkunen showed that these boys had the skill to combine the 1970s progressive music to Finnrock in a very unique way. Their excellent talent, warm nuances and stream-of-consciousness lyrics rapidly gained cult standing among music enthusiasts. Their sixth abum Nimi muutettu ("Name Changed"), released in 2002, brought Absoluuttinen nollapiste their first album chart places, and after this they have gained what most progressive bands never do: stayed in the charts. In 2009 they released their tenth album Musta hiekka ("Black Sand").

Absoluuttinen nollapiste is somewhat an oddball in the Finnish music scene: too smart and confusing to gain mass popularity but at the same time too magnificent to be hidden in the marginals. Although they are very often categorised as progressive music, you don't have to count time with a calculator nor quote Hegel while listening to them. Absoluuttinen nollapiste don't hide their beautiful melodies under ostensible trickiness but create sincere songs that are easy to surrender to. If you don't know what to think of these northern prog rockers, come and see them live. We bet you won't be sorry.


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Absoluuttinen Nollapiste