Finnish singer-songwriter Mikko Joensuu continues his triumphal march with an impressive second part of his “Amen” trilogy.
Last spring, Mikko Joensuu delivered his highly anticipated solo debut, the first of three parts to come. While the scope and ambition might sound risky, “Amen 2”, which materialized this November, sees him carry it forward with stunning confidence and elegance.
Opener “Drop Me Down” leads the way steadily into Spiritualized territory, adding layers and dynamics to Joensuu’s country-folk landscape. Expanded with towering crescendoes and crushing walls of sound, the album sticks with the overarching theme of a man solemnly letting go of his religion.
Needless to say, it’s another triumph.
Stream “Amen 2” LP on Bandcamp.