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There it is now!

Lo' and behold: the album is finished! 100%. Finished.

It was time for an all-nighter for me and Johannes last night when we finished the mixing of the new album. Feels pretty odd and sort of foggy right now. Our flight to New York leaves in two hours. The last thing we recorded was a dissolving tablet. The first recording failed miserably, but we definitely nailed the next one.

Despite feeling pretty damn tired it feels JUST GREAT! Does that make sense? There is more energy on the record than on any of our previous albums and we really feel good about the record as a whole. At the last minute we got an amazing featuring performance to "Rush" and lots of nice little details to different songs.

About the videos, Tommy's been involved intensively in wrapping up the L.L.H. video while the album has been given finishing touches. Hopefully the video will be out within a week, there are still some things to polish. Previews have convinced the whole band. The video diaries are in the same situation, three first episodes are being edited and should be finished soon. We'll put them up on YouTube as soon as the editing team gets their work done!

Yep yep yeah, Johannes went off to finish packing and should arrive in a minute. So I'd better get going as well but to finish off, here's a fresh review of L.L.H. by my father. Enjoy:

"Dear Kari,

Sounds pretty good, even to my ears. Below are some of my subjective first impressions, which may slightly differ from those of an average DJBB fan.

General impressions:
  • drums sound really vigorous, fast, and precise, very enjoyable
  • Tommy's solo parts: very skillful, as always, but not really my cup of tea, a matter of taste
  • choir-like vocal parts much more enjoyable
  • the instrumental parts with multiple vocals (see below) are really powerful
More detailed analysis (after listening with iTunes):

0:01 - A good and impressive beginning!
0:13 - Tommy's solo ... (see above, and below)
0:42 - Powerful instrumental sounds
1:05 - Particularly powerful, choir-like
1:18 - Tommy "alone" again (I suppose that's part of your brand)
1:37 - OK, on account of the background
1:49 - Particularly OK, cool sounds
2:05 - Tommy "alone", almost without any background support
2:49 - Particularly OK, cool sounds
3:16 - The instrumental sounds and the way Tommy's voice is "multiplied" sounds fantastic!

A successful ending!

I trust this will become another chart topping hit.

Dad"

Tired but very happy,

Kari
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Biography

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Taking Every Detour There Is
Let's do the math. You've been out of school for several years now and I bet you've missed it. Don Johnson Big Band comes from a country populated by 5.5 million people. They've sold an amount of records equivalent to roughly 2% of Finland's population. Reflect upon that, because it's kind of insane... read more!

Tracklist

01. L.L.H. 4'15
02. Check The Record 3'34
03. Get It Right 4'39
04. Dirt 4'07
05. Take You Home 3'39
06. Rush 4'15
07. Dead Man's Hand 7'48
08. Time Machine 3'55
09. Running Man 4'33
10. Dey Don't (Don't Dey) 4'03
11. Tugboat's Call 4'26
12. These Walls 3'08
13. All Hope 13'00

Studio Videos

Video Diary, Part 3
Breakfast for Pekka Kuusisto, late-night electro house jams, recording a whiskey bottle in a bathtub, working out at the gym...
Video Diary, Part 2
Petrax Studios in Hollola, Finland! Turun prinssi Felix Zenger, epic sounds, five hour sleep, glamorous big band horns...
Video Diary, Part 1
Lanzarote, the place to be and write hip hop music! Pan pipes, cold sausages, champagne, acoustic jams by the pool...
Video Diary, Intro
Warming up for the sessions! Kari and Johannes decide to write some rap lyrics for Tommy. Get ready for The Lindgren Rap...
More videos...

Music Video

L.L.H. w/ Tero Saarinen
The video for "L.L.H." is here! Directed by Akseli Tuomivaara, it features an exhilarating solo dance interpretation of "L.L.H." by Tero Saarinen, one of the most gifted contemporary dancers of our time.

According to the artist himself, the video represents the men- tal extremes and overloaded mind state of a man-on-the-edge, about to step into the unknown.

Is it art? Is it hot? Does it rock or does it not? Go watch the video and see for yourself...

Watch: YouTube (HD)

Download: iPod (MPEG-4)

Read: Tero's interview

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Tour

28.04.

HKL Tram

, Helsinki
29.04.

Wapprobatur 2009

, Pori
07.05.

45 Special

, Oulu
08.05.

Nightclub Calle

, Kokkola
09.05.

Record Shop X

, Helsinki
13.05.

YleX Studio B Live

, Helsinki
19.05.

Tavastia Club

, Helsinki
21.05.

Kellari

, Joensuu
22.05.

Yo-talo

, Tampere
23.05.

Klubi

, Turku
29.05.

Vaakuna

, Kouvola
30.05.

Henry’s Pub

, Kuopio
06.06.

Katinkulta

, Vuokatti
07.06.

Kivenlahtirock

, Espoo
13.06.

Provinssirock

, Seinäjoki
20.06.

Himos Festival

, Jämsä
21.06.

MTV3 PKK

, Tampere
04.07.

Ruisrock

, Turku
10.07.

Tammerfest

, Tampere
15.07.

Huvila

, Savonlinna
18.07.

Ilosaarirock

, Joensuu
22.07.

Nuoriso-olympialaiset

, Tre
25.07.

Tavastia Club

, Helsinki
29.07.

Down By The Laituri

, Turku
31.07.

Kokkolarock

, Kokkola
07.08.

Välipuistorock

, Lapua
08.08.

Jurassic Rock

, Mikkeli
08.08.

BePop

, Porvoo
15.08.

Jyväskylä Rock

, Jyväskylä
20.08.

Tivoli

, Rovaniemi
21.08.

AGWC

, Oulu

All tour dates...

Album

Records Are Forever Cover Art

Album title

Records Are Forever



Release date

May 6, 2009



Featuring

Anna Abreu

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Felix Zenger

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Pekka Kuusisto

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Tuomo

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Emma Salokoski

,

Petteri Sariola

,

Johanna Juhola

,

Janna

,

Verneri Pohjola

...

Studios and locations

Casa Rondel (Lanzarote)


Petrax Studios (Hollola)


Dick Tank (Helsinki)



Producer

Don Johnson Big Band



Label

Universal Music


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Order

You can order the album as a CD, vinyl LP or in a digital format from these well-equipped webstores:
Amazon
iTunes Store
DJBB Webshop
Record Shop X
Stupido Shop
Epe's Store
CDON.com

L.L.H.

L.L.H. Vote: YleX, NRJ
Watch: YouTube (HD)
Listen: MySpace
Buy: iTunes / MTV3 / NetAnttila / Poimuri

Poll

Album release in 2009-05-06 08:00:00 GMT+02:00