Kimmo Pohjonen's new album, Sensitive Skin is released October 2015 on the Octopus label (subsidiary of Ondine, Finland). Sensitive Skin features nine new Pohjonen compositions that explore dynamic new sonic territory with special guests Tuomas Norvio (electronics), Kronos Quartet (string quartet), Samuli Kosminen (drums, percussion), Timo Kämäräinen (guitar, bouzouki), Sami Kuoppamäki (drums), Inka and Saana Pohjonen (vocals), Arto Järvelä (nyckelharpa), Ismo Alanko (vocals), Lauri Porra (bass) and more. Kronos arrangements by Timo Alakotila. Sensitive Skin was produced and mixed by James Spectrum, known for previous productions with Finnish bands Von Hertzen Brothers and Pepe Deluxe
For 2015-2017 Pohjonen will take his various projects on the road including:
-Kimmo Pohjonen solo show
-Bright Shadow with dancer Minna Tervamäki
-the KTU trio with Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn
The award winning documentary film about Pohjonen, Soundbreaker, has been shown in over thirty countries and in over fifty German cities/cinemas. It is available as iTunes App and on DVD and VOD with English and German subtitles.
Pohjonen has been nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize, 2015
“In the hands of avant-accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, the mechanical intricacies of his instrument become agents of a great musical power, grace and expression. An instrumental virtuoso, Pohjonen has exploited the complete potential of the keys, buttons, and air beneath his fingers by stretching both his instrument and personal performance capabilities. He has been stretching boundaries and defying expectations for more than a decade, with mind-blowing concepts and visual performances. As a fearless adventurer in music, he remains doggedly unaffiliated to any scene, trend or ethos”. (All About Jazz)