"Finno-Ugric, Siberian and South-American spiritual heritage intertwine together as a new wave of culture and technology. The body and the spirit stream with the sound into a journey where every moment gives birth to a loving connection to oneself. All the emotions are equally present in the all-encompassing and sensuous dance of life. I recommend this experience to everyone, who wants to love and flow with their whole being"
LOVI - Resonance of a ritual
LOVI, is a joined music project of Mikko Heikinpoika and Vaskilintu.
Lovi is a Finnish word, and in the Finno-Ugric mythology it has many meanings. A liminal, transcendental state or a place, and also believed to symbolise the vagina, as the woman’s body is the gate between dimensions, death and creation. To fall into Lovi (langeta loveen) means to take on the journey of the seer or the shaman (tietäjä/noita) into a state of trance.
We are two musicians/space holders from Finland. In our music we combine elements from Finno-Ugric tradition and mythology with our own unique expression, modern music production and live electronics.
Throughout the ages, music has been a way of interacting with the present moment. A way to be in dialogue with your community and the nature around you. Both of us have been studying musical traditions, that have their roots in this interaction. Not being a performing art, but art of life itself for the sake of itself. These traditions include Tuvan throat singing, Icaros and other medicine songs from South-America, Finnish rune singing and Sámi joik. It all boils down to exploring the countless ways of how the authentic human expression manifests itself through our own cultural lenses.
With our music we hold a space for deep introspection and connection, transcendental states and a realm where the layers of imagination and consciousness can be safely explored in a supportive environment.
LOVI is the deep merging of myths, roots, technology and humanity, creating a throughly deep, unique and transformational musical journey.
“Their gigs have always felt to me like a gathering of a family, tribe or a community. Most memorable and powerful moments have been when the audience becomes part of the music too. The primal energy that is present at their gigs gives me goose bumps every time. Thank you!"