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Puuluup is a duo – Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson.
A pinch of surrealism, a dollop of modern folklore – and a talharpa* revival! The old and the new stick together like water and sleet in Puuluup’s oeuvre. Their instruments – talharpas – represent tradition and folklore. The characteristic sound of the instrument is sent through effect blocks and a looper, and voila! Both the duo and their music offer a breath of fresh, off-kilter air, and a perfect fit for Mission’s adventuresome and musically curious audience.
Their first album Süüta mu (Light My Snow) was released in 2018. Their second, Viimane suusataja, (The Last Cross-Country Skier) came out September 2021.
“The lyrics and melodies are a mixture of our musical memories and improvisation. Inspiration is often drawn from leiks from Vormsi, Finnish jouhikko repertoire, Sahel’s blues, chastushkas and other elements from the musical traditions from around the world.”
The duo uses kinds of random sources of inspiration – unexpected excerpts from a Polish TV series, old Estonian punk, and sweetbread from Vormsi Island. As a side dish, when giving live concerts they also offer what they call “choreographic flittering” which emerged on its own during the numerous days the two man spent in the rehearsal rooms.
Can you hardly wait to see them live? Us too!
*the talharpa is a traditional four-stringed bowed lyre