Also available through label at primordialvoid.bandcamp.com/album/lumme
Lumme is the fourth album by Finnish sound artist and musician Maria Rossi (aka Cucina Povera). Recorded in Rotterdam, London, Luxembourg, and Glasgow, the release explores an eclectic range of styles over the course of its 60-minute runtime. Opening track “Sinisen ruusun tapaus,” a 20-minute improvised piece, stands as one of Rossi’s most accomplished works to date, combining transcendent organ drones with angelic, tremolo-tweaked vocals. Indeed, Rossi’s voice is Lumme’s driving force; her vocal performances on hymns such as “EKR” are technically stunning and emotionally powerful. The entire album is the work of a distinctively brilliant artist, one who takes ambient and choral music to interstellar heights.