Wimme and Rinne have been travelling through sound and time for almost three decades, bringing the ancient Sami yoiking tradition, invoking the spirits of nature, of plants, animals and humans, into contact with modern electronic soundscapes, releasing several essential albums on the way.
An Indigenous Sámi from north-west Finland, Wimme Saari began making yoiks at a young age but it wasn’t until 1986, when working in the Finnish radio archives, that he discovered recordings of his uncle yoiking, a revelation that proved a decisive impetus. In 1990, he met Tapani Rinne and with his band RinneRadio, they began experimenting with modern yoiks, spawning a continuing successful collaboration.
Their current project is their second album as a duo, which Songlines magazine called, “a genre-defying tribute to the raw beauty and occasional madness of the human condition.”
Wimme - vocals
Rinne - bass clarinet
Konsta Mikkonen - live sampling