Solju is formed by Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman, who combine their heritage of northern Sámi language and traditional chant, known as yoik, with a desire for new and innovative music. Solju provides a dialogue of traditional and modern Sámi culture. Solju is proud of their indigenous roots and want to show it to the world.
Sámi culture and identity lie at the heart of the music, reflecting mythology and aspects of the traditional lifestyles of their homeland. The listener is taken to the far north of Europe: Sápmi.
Solju soundscape ranges from the expansive wilderness of the tundra to the most intimate lávvu fireplace. The music can be described as vivacious, colourful, earthy, ethereal, and genuine.
Solju’s debut album Odda Aigodat is produced by Samuli Laiho, Teho Majamäki and Riku Mattila and featured by Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The album consists of selfpenned material and will be released in Spring 2018 by a Finnish record label Bafe’s Factory.
Hildá Länsman – vocals
Ulla Pirttijärvi – vocals
Teho Majamäki – percussion
Janne “Burton” Puurtinen – keyboard and programming