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LAURI PORRA : First Solo Album !

Post by cliff » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:11 pm

I'm a bit surprised that nothing is mentionned on the Strato homepage, but well... here come the news :

The long awaited debut soloalbum of Lauri Porra will be out 12th of October 2005. Lauri (27) is a new bass player of Stratovarius and has also played in many other bands like Warmen, Kotipelto, Torpedo, Emma Salokoski Trio and Sinergy. The album is featured by the most respected players in Finland: Jussi Lehtonen, Tuomo Prättälä, Mikko Kaakkuriniemi, Timo Kämäräinen, Alexi Laiho, Janne Huttunen, Jukka Uljas, Jay Kortehisto, Emma Salokoski and Tero Lindberg. Gulfam Sabri (from India) plays tabla on one track. The album will include a bass solo version of Jean Sibelius' "Valse Triste". All other 8 tunes are Lauri Porra originals.

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Post by Piiuska » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:28 pm

Wow, great news! Thanks for your information, Cliifff. It's really odd that there's nothing in the official Strato website, indeed.. And it's not only about this, but they haven't really updated it in the past few months.

I've not heard about Lauri's solo at all before! The album sounds really interesting.. At least I'm gonna buy it! Somehow I wait a lot from this album, coz Lauri is a great bass player and musician. And as we know, he's been playing in many bands and projects, worked with music for a long time. There's also a bass solo version of Valse Triste on the CD? Wow, great! ;) It's the first time I'll hear a bassguitar version of that song! ;)

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Post by Patricia » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:33 pm

Thanks a lot Cliff for this great new! I hope that i can buy it as soon as i can. Lauri is an excellent bassplayer and he deserves to be more known. :)
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Post by cliff » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:34 pm

Piiuska wrote:At least I'm gonna buy it!
Great idea! Then I won't have to buy it :D
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Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:00 pm

To break the chat of the StratoCouple, I post here as well. :P

It's indeed odd, that they have not posted any news... but they were not online on the Forum either, so I bet, they don't have Internetconnection at all atm.

About the album: well, I need to buy this one, as I started to buy all the solo albums of StratoGuys (only Hymn to Life is bought so far). I'm interested in what kind of music a bass player might write... how much different is it going to be than Tolkki's or Koti's style. We will see.
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Post by StragOvariuS » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:25 pm

which style is?

Polka with Soul-Jazz? :P
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Post by Dawn_is_Here » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:54 pm

Hi!

It seems it's gonna be very jazz-influenced, as the guest musicians are mostly important jazz performers.

Jussi Lehtonen (drums)
Tuomo Prättälä (keyboards)
Mikko Kaakkuriniemi (drums)
Timo Kämäräinen (guitar)
Emma Salokoski (vocals)
Tero Lindberg (trumpet)
Janne Huttunen (saxophone)
Jukka Uljas (saxophone)
Jay Kortehisto (trombone)

It was really hard to find english sites for some of them, sorry :-(.

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Post by IceBreaker » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:18 am

Already someone has noticed on Kotipelto-forum that the drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi was the drummer of the Kotipelto-band in the European tour last spring.
Also the trombone-player, Jay Kortehisto has played some rock in Leningrad Cowboys (Finnish show-rock´n roll band), at least a couple years ago. I´ve no idea if he still plays there.
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Post by Fireblade » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:28 pm

Cool! Hope that they sell it on the tour, I have bugger all chance of getting it otherwise, without paying 8eu to get it shipped from Germany...
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Post by Dave » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:04 pm

Fireblade wrote:Cool! Hope that they sell it on the tour, I have bugger all chance of getting it otherwise, without paying 8eu to get it shipped from Germany...
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do you mean from or to germany?
seems like amazon.de isn't going to sell this, maybe nuclearblast.de or emp.de will sell it..

perhaps stratoshop will sell this album, too?
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Post by Fireblade » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:48 pm

Neither has it... :cry:
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Post by LauriPorra » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:23 pm

Hello to you all and thanks for your interest over my album :)

i´ll let you know where you can order it as soon as i know it myself
everything with this has been kinda slow since i have been on tour
all the time.

all the best and keep on truckin´

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Post by Lilith » Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:41 pm

LauriPorra wrote:Hello to you all and thanks for your interest over my album :)

i´ll let you know where you can order it as soon as i know it myself
everything with this has been kinda slow since i have been on tour
all the time.

all the best and keep on truckin´
lauri in the forum! that's nice!! :D


:err: ok, that's my great contribution to the topic...

well, I'm curious to listen to that album...and, well you know, you ROCKED here in chile, people really loved you here! :shock:

That's my second and last...contribution ¬¬

go on with the topic :D just ignore me people :D

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Post by StragOvariuS » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:08 pm

Porra ROCKS! :evil:
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Post by Eagle+ » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:15 pm

StragOvariuS wrote:Porra ROCKS! :evil:
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Post by The Enigma » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:29 pm

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Lauri Porra's website seems to be started up. :wink:

Right now there is only some basic info about him and his career, and a few promopics of him.
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Post by Fireblade » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:15 am

Welcome, Lauri! :D

Stratoshop would be a good place to find your soloalbum... :D

edit - and on the tour 8)
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Post by Moony » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:04 am

There's a few samples from the album at lauriporra.com.
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Post by cliff » Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:03 pm

Thanks Moony for the info.
Well, mmm... it sounds like a typical "bass guitar" album. zzz... :)
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Post by DestinyDream » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:58 pm

wow..i didn't know about this....

will check it out for sure...
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Post by IceBreaker » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:26 am

http://www.lauriporra.com/news.htm > Lauri says you can now order his solo from Stratoshop. :)
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Post by IceBreaker » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:42 am

And the second solo will follow. :roll:
lauriporra.com wrote:"In other news, I have made some studio time and will start to record my second solo-album in april."
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