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Maini Sorri - Someday Volume 3 Album Front Cover - Normal SizeMaini Sorri‘s single Someday Vol. 3 got great reviews. Tunedloud Magazine wrote: “The songs are so beautiful, so soulful and so heartfelt and Maini’s voice is just unbelievable.”

“I know I’m gushing but I honestly can’t think of an artist in recent years who can compare to Maini Sorri in her combination of songwriting, voice and prolificacy.” “Maini Sorri puts so much heart into her music that you cannot help but be moved by it.”

“It’s hard to find an artist with raw vocal talent, great compositions and lyrics that actually connect in a real way. Maini Sorri delivers on all fronts.” “This woman truly does deserve the title of artist, as opposed to most singers currently around.” Read the whole review from 2019 here.

Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman wrote: “Someday is a definite early highlight and underlines that traditional or classic vibe really well..””Poetic imagery and Maini’s ever-meandering, expressive melodies work well together in every case.”

“Oh Echo follows on and injects an acoustic melancholy into the process and some gorgeous guitar work. Another highlight for the progression and build-up throughout.”

“Only A Memory kicks up the pace and adds a subtle level of electronic funk. Meanwhile, reflective and honest lyrics reach out to connect in a lasting way. ” “easily one of Maini’s most enjoyable releases to date.” Read the whole review here.

Fresh Out for the Booth writes: ” All tracks on this compilation are in their own right, masterpieces. Carefully crafted Maini Sorri, you can hear the dedication this musician has for her work across all tracks and it is something truly magical to experience.” Read the whole review here.

FV Music Blog writes:Sorri has the fantastic ability to convey many emotions through her beautiful songwriting and stunning performance.” “The mix, master and production of the album are also to a very high standard. Each of the instrumentation has its own space in the mix and nothing feels crowded. All of the parts come together to create one unified piece of art. Simply magical.” Read the whole review here.

Maini Sorri - You Are On My Mind Front Cover - Normal SizeMaini Sorri‘s single You Are On My Mind  got great reviews. Tunedloud Magazine wrote:

“The song is a collaborative effort by lyricist Barbro Norberg, music composer Maini Sorri, who also sings the song, and instrumental maker Jaakko Viitala. The track deals with Norberg’s sense of loss and longing after her dad’s passing away.”

“If you’re looking for songs with lots of emotional depth and substance, this is the track for you.”

“It’s a track by a mature woman who has mastered expressing vulnerability and celebrating emotions without sounding predictable or highly-strung.”

“With a refreshing sense of honesty, tremendous musical instincts and an alluring vocal tone, Maini’s connection to the music is an authentic one.” Read the whole review from October 26th 2018 here.

Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman wrote: “Maini Sorri returns to release yet another creatively unique single”….”From a songwriting perspective, this is one of the most memorable melodies of Sorri’s to date.”

“Lyrically the release is a stunning poetic ode to a lost relative. Barbro Norberg writes on the passing of her father in a commendable way, bringing through heart-breaking ideas but also a strong focus on the positives – the good memories, the togetherness. Maini Sorri’s gentle voice lets the lyrics shine brightly throughout.”

“There’s an Enya-like feel to the presentation, the voice drives as if simply another instrument, so the collaboration just works.” Read the whole review from October 22nd 2018 here.

Act One Magazine wrote: “The combination of the tone, sound and melody in the music matches the lyrics extremely well and the result is warm, heartfelt and all in all a great song with both a great melody and outstanding lyrics.” Read the whole review from October 26th 2018 here.

Music by Maini Sorri. Lyrics by Barbro Norberg. Instrumental by Jaakko Viitala. Label is Reya music, Sweden. CD coverart photo by Johan Zetterlund and layout by Malshan Fonseka, Sri Lanka.

Maini Sorri - Bring Me HomeMaini‘s pop/rock/dance album Bring Me Home got wonderful reviews.

Tunedloud wrote in the review of Bring Me Home on September 15th: “This might be Maini Sorri best album.”…”The songs grow with each play, becoming increasingly transfixing, drawing the listener in with their spiral soundscapes and employing Maini Sorri’s high-pitched vocals to great, yet subtle, effect.”

“This is as downright amazing as it could have been. There’s just so many ideas in the heads of Maini Sorri and her collaborators that 6 tracks just doesn’t seem enough. There’s depth, intensity, emotion, and interesting collaborations on offer, which ticks all the boxes for an extremely memorable recording from Maini Sorri.”

Read the whole review here

Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman wrote in the review on September 19th:

” The title track from the project introduces things in a bold way, showcasing retro dance synths and a rising intensity, all woven in among a delicately optimistic and uplifting soundscape – with a vocal line that’s as delicate and smooth as you might find in ambient trip-hop. The euro-dance vibe is strong but it comes with a level of heart and depth on this particular single. There’s truth in the songwriting and this adds a lot of value and further intensifies that energizing feeling of possibility.”

Read the whole review here

Bandcampdiaries wrote in the review on September 10th:

“Maini Sorri is definitely one of the most diverse and forward-thinking artists I’ve had the chance to discover in recent years. She is always keen on experimenting with a wide variety of different genres, often exposing different creative possibilities and setting the bar higher in terms of what it is possible with music, often collaborating with different artists and songwriters along the way.”

Read the whole review here

20180728_160812 Moremore Sound Review photo 600Review of Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet was published in More More Sound on May 24th 2018. Here are some quiotes:

“Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo are two talented artists with different music backgrounds and styles. Yet, their amazing sensibilities are a perfect match, and together the pair set out to create wonderful music with a rather unique feel.”

“Their most recent studio release is a fantastic album featuring 10 songs.”

“Maini has a really stunning vocals, which is easily recognizable and very distinctive. She obviously puts a lot of heart into her work, and Magneto complements her beautifully with a strong vision and an amazing approach to music, bringing his hip-hop and R&B influences to the table, further enriching the group’s artistic vision.”

“The quality of the mix in this release is particularly excellent. Every track is really balanced, and there is a strong attention to the sonic details in this release.”

You can read the whole review here.

20180728_135537 Tunedloud reviewpic 800Review of When Two Worlds Meet was published in Tunedloud on May 21st 2018. You can read the whole review “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet – A Global Sound” here.

Here are some quiotes:

“After having listened to her songs, Magneto Dayo contacted Maini Sorri on Twitter, with the desire to do a track together. They ended up putting together a 10 track album, “When Two Worlds Meet”, released via the Reya Music Label, and winning the Arzuk Music Award 2017 in the Best Hip-Hop/Freestyle category.”

“Some artists or albums can hit you so hard on a personal level that you can’t help but fall for them at first listen. Such is my liaison with Maini Sorri. Maini’s voice is such that it blends perfectly with the many varied instrumentation of her compositions.”

“With her breathtaking synthesis of Pop, Rock, and Electronic music, she has enthralled many, and now on “When Two Worlds Meet”, she takes her airy angelic voice deep into urban music territory.”

“He’s hard, she’s soft. He’s tough, she’s gentle. He gets down, she moves up. He’s the earth, she’s the sky. Together they represent the Yin and Yang in every song, completely confirming the theory of how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.”

” Maini sings sweet melody lines with the elegance of a sea nymph, while Magneto releases a stream of consciousness with his streetwise wordplay, attractive rhyme schemes and smooth vocal flow.”

“This is an album built to be consumed with as many speakers as your room can hold – the beats, the voices, the atmosphere and overall beauty overwhelming your senses and painting lush rhythmic landscapes in your mind.”

20180702_153008 Kulturbloggen foto 180518Review of When Two Worlds Meet was published in Kulturbloggen (Culture Blog) on May 18th 2018, by Petter Stjernstedt. You can read the whole review in Swedish here:

Here are some quiotes, translated into English by Google and Maini:

“Uppsala and Brooklyn. Synth and metropolis rap. Two worlds meet when Finnish Swedish Maini Sorri and American Magneto Dayo beat their bags together. With 20 singles and 5 albums behind her, Uppsala-based Maini Sorri, 57 years old, was looking for something new. At the same time on the other side of the globe in the hipster neighborhood of Brooklyn, an enthusiastic Magneto Dayo is listening to Maini. He loves the music and contacts her immediately. Maini and Dayo decide to meet. And four years later, the duo has completed his first joint album…”

“Dayo is famous rapper and producer, who has written and produced for many great artists in the hip hop scene. With his quick jaw and big vocabulary, he gives weight to the production. And Maini with her unique voice adds an elegance. Magnetos rap and Mainis synth create exciting dynamics…”

“Blue Song was released in 2014 and quickly climbed up on the National Airplay Top Charts list. It’s a dance-like piece where the tough reggae is mixed with dance hall and electro. “Second Chance” puts a nice synth-breaks across the beats.”

“When Two Worlds Meet”, the great highlight of the album, is the modern Kendrik Lamar that hits perfectly.”

“Together, they explore conventions and clamps with resolute strides over established domains. “When Two Worlds Meet” is an album with a big courage. When two worlds meet, beautiful things can happen. In these times of tightened migration policy and xenophobia, it is a message we cannot hear too many times.”

You can read the whole review, translated into English on review section of Maini Sorri’s website here

Maini Sorri - Parting Of Our WaySome cuts from Maini‘s Parting Of Our Way reviews:  Jer at Sleeping Bag Studios writes: “Parting Of Our Way”ends up becoming quite the ride through a clever metal-melody that’s got a brilliant display of contrast between sweetness and the extreme. Orlando Mestre of the USA slays the guitar-parts completely, flexing much musical-muscle, style, chops & skills…”

“Orlando was a perfect choice to bring out the vibrant guitar-riffs and non-stop energy that fuels the music of “Parting Of Our Way” – and Maini is an equally-perfect choice to bring the lyrics/vocals to life through stunning contrast.”

“…it’s the magic in Maini’s performance that makes these words come alive.  Her sweetened tones sound innocent, yet bold in the mix of the music around her voice…”   Read the whole review here

A&R team at Got That Music LLC Records/All Purpose Music Group LLC writes: “The vocal performance has a soft angelic delivery with good melody range.”.. “The overall track sound is up to industry standards, good mix. Maini Sorri is a talented singer with a powerful produced musical composition!” “It’s a great song to be placed in movies and on television.” “Very marketable record!”

“Great overall sound, this team of producer, songwriter and singer have a lot of potential together!”

Rick Jamm at JamSphere writes: “The whole rock, ambient metal idea, is really cool, and blending it with Maini’s airy, high pitched vocals provides an interesting contrast.” “Her delivery is excellent, she has wonderful tone, and her harmonies sound absolutely beautiful.”

“When the music transitions from a heavier phase of the song to a dreamier, spacy feel, these transitions flow nicely. Guitars fade appropriately, percussion switches to a softer, electronic effect, and the vocals take the forefront, highlighting the strength and beauty of Maini’s voice.”

Brian Lanese & Orlando Mestre produced the track, and they did a fantastic job.”.. the two producers seemed to have clear ideas, without over producing. In conclusion, this is simply a fantastic track.” Read the whole review here:

Brett Stewart at Independent Spotlight writes: “The intensely prolific songwriter, who now has 25 albums in her discography, has proven to be a resilient and compellingly creative talent.” “Written by Gary Cornman with instrumentation by Orlando Mestre, the powerhouse track is arguably one of the more driving, bombastic efforts in Sorri’s catalog”

“Vocally, I’d perhaps align Sorri with a performer like Yoko Ono. She has a very expressive, unique voice, and it’s a good one, too.”…”I adore how Sorri harmonizes with herself; it’s a great sound.” “Parting Of Our Way’ is an excellent track. I love that Maini Sorri is continuing to experiment within her sound.” Read the whole review here

Andrea Caccese at The BandCamp Diaries writes: “Maini is a rare talent: she is great on melodies and on moody vibes, but her brand new single, “Parting of Our Way” is also proof that she can really rock when she wants to.”

“The song features really great overdriven guitar tones as well as some really powerful drums and some beautiful synth keys.”… “Maini particularly shines on this track by layering multiple vocal harmonies that truly constitute the vocal strength of this track.” “The song is fairly different from most of her previous work, and it is incredibly refreshing to see an artist that isn’t afraid to challenge her own boundaries and constantly experiment with new things and new takes on sound.”

Read the whole review here

Read Maini’s promoter Jason Bonnar’s great selection of  her album, EP and single reviews here.

Maini Sorri - I Fall To PiecesMaini‘s rock single I Fall To Pieces got excellent reviews. Rick Jamm from London writes in Jamsphere Magazine:

“Like all of Maini recordings, I Fall To Pieces proves to be an extremely rewarding listen as its internal complexities unfold…As usual Maini once again shows that she is at the top of her game vocally. The song’s musical and lyrical thoughts are delivered in the clearest manner they could ever be”. Read the whole review here

Brett Stewart, Chicago, Tilting Windmill Studios writes: “Sorri’s vocals are solid, as usual…I’d actually align her vocal style to that of Yoko Ono. I mean that as a compliment, too…Sorri’s typical pop sensibility is infused into ‘I Fall To Pieces’ as well, and it’s a catchy tune.”Read the whole review here

Bree Morcroft, freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia writes: “After a slow-building, atmospheric introduction, ‘I Fall To Pieces’ explodes into a slightly unexpected, but pleasing bright burst of pop goodness the moment the vocal kicks in.” Read the whole review here

Bradley Rust, freelance writer from Sydney, Australia writes: “Maini follows up the impressive collaboration single ‘Second Chance’ with a new single of her own. To start with, my first vibe is a little Nightwish style from the opening 30 seconds before the pace eases a little and her voice takes centre stage”. Read the whole review here

More more sound writes: “I Fall To Pieces” is a truly stunning track with a rock edge that feels emotional and fragile, yet uplifting and direct, highlighting Maini’s strong ability to turn touching personal stories into amazing melodies with a purpose”. Read the whole review here

 

Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Second ChanceMaini and Magneto Dayo‘s new single Second Chance has got great reviews from around the world. Rick Jamm from London writes in Jamsphere Magazine: “In “Second Chance” her performance is almost angelic and plays a perfect foil to Magneto Dayo’s easy-paced rhymes. He flows and she flies. Like heaven and earth” Read the whole review here.

Rick Jamm’s review is also published in Soundlooks (He flows and she flies…like heaven and earth) and in VideoMusicStars (Second Chance – Euro-styled rap and dance).

DownBeatz write in there review: “Their recent single “Second Chance” is a great taste of their eclectic attitude and great production skills. The song strikes punchy and direct from the very first beat… it’s about to become a total club banger!” Read the whole review here

Bree Morcroft, freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia writes: “New York Hip Hop mixed with Swedish Pop… it only takes one listen to stick in your head, and when the instrumental version starts playing – you will be singing”. Read the whole review here.

Joshua Smotherton writes in Middle Tennessee Music.com: “With it’s upbeat, make-you-move energy and the vocal stylings of Maini’s singing blended with Dayo’s flow, this single is a must for your next dance party. Don’t be surprised when you hear this the next time you hit the club”. Read the whole review here

Bradley Rust, freelance writer from Australia writes: “Two very compelling voices make for a fresh blast of dance floor moving sounds. Fun, catchy and unique” Read the whole review here.

Brett Stewart, Chicago writes in Independent Spotlight: “I love the induction of Magneto Dayo to Sorri’s style. She mixes perfectly with his strong, powerful hip hop delivery. One of the things about Sorri’s music that I’ve always found especially compelling is her ability to work with a myriad of artists and collaborators across great distances to significant success”. Read the whole review here

Carsten Lehmann has written the music. Lyrics are by Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo. The label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri - Lost LoveMaini‘s two Akademia Music Award winning singles have got great reviews. Read an excellent review in Jamsphere Magazine of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 11th 2015 here.

Read a great review by Brett Stewart from Chicago of Lost Love on June 5th 2015 here and a good review of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 6th 2015 here

The Billboard Magazine critic Chuck Taylor wrote about Lost Love in his Music Xray review on May 29th 2015: “Swedish-based Maini is backed by a ferocious grinding rock template that will make listeners’ teeth rattle… in the best possible way.” The intro is incredibly crafty with the slow build into a BOOM… throughout, the tempo builds robustly… the guitar breakdown at the midsection is wholly impressive… Alongside, pounding percussion persistently drives the track. An absolute ace… well done!

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability, and Orlando M , the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.

Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music. Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.

You can listen to Lost Love on spotify and it’s in the player on Maini’s website to the left here

You can listen to Lost Love (Dance Remix) on spotify and it is in the player on Maini’s website to the left here.

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