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Good tunes from Finland

Finland was visited by over seven million tourists in 2019, representing a three per cent increase from the previous year.

Visit Finland/Harri Tarvainen

It’s good tunes from Finland this week, led by the eccentric legend Jimi Tenor and backed up by the R&B newcomer Louie Blue. Discover the past seven days in lifestyle and entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

Jimi Tenor, whose early sound was inspired by his former job at a mayonnaise factory, is putting out an LP of selected works. (Photo: Erin McKinney) Read Resident Advisor’s story

Iron Danger has injected the Finnish national epic, Kalevala, with steampunk and tech noir to make one epic tactical RPG. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube)

Amassing a cult following in rap, Jesse Markin is in for a groundhog day with the success of his first indie album. (Photo: ALL DAY) Read MusicWeek’s story

No matter what, “the vogue ball must go on”. (Photo: Baba Lybeck Productions) Read Cineuropa’s review

A Nordic noir whodunnit, All the Sins is one to stomach. (Photo: MRP Matila Röhr Productions) Read The New York Times’ story

Artek shows the ropes to competitors at the Stockholm furniture and lighting fair in 2020. (Photo: Artek) Read Designboom’s story

17-year-old electronic R&B talent Louie Blue lays down a groovy debut EP. (Photo: Facebook/Louie Blue)

Alpa is all about quality. (Photo: Emmi Virtanen/Alpa) Read our feature

Retail king Kesko will settle into its wooden palace, covering a whole block in Helsinki’s Kalasatama district. (Photo: Mika Huisman/JKMM Architects) Read Floornature’s story

Punk band Teksti-TV 666 has three, four, five guitars and is guaranteed to put on a show. (Photo: Svart Records) Read theartdesk’s story

Pilvi Takala (left) gets an early-bird go-ahead for the Finnish pavilion at Venice Biennale 2021. (Photo: Ida Enegren/Frame Contemporary Art Finland) Read e-flux’s article

Published on 07.02.2020