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SCAN0825 Suomen uutisviikko 190503 1024On May 3rd Suomen Uutisviikko (Finland’s News week) newspaper published the article about Maini Sorri and her music, by Aleksander Milrin.

Some quotes (translated into English by Maini):

“Musician Maini Sorri has released 29 CD’s. Uppsala resident Sorri has performed her songs in concerts, radio and TV in Sweden and also competed with her music.”

“Spring is a wonderful time when it is becoming lighter and greener. I had this Spring much program and much to do, Sorri says.”

“On the compilation album there are songs of love and loss. Included is also a new song Love Bubble”… “I want to release many kinds of music.”

“Last album Bring Me Home was released in the Autumn 2018. Before that I released an album with the American rapper Magneto Dayo.”

“The new album called Someday Vol. 3 is a Swedish Finnish album. Almost all songs are arranged by Jaakko Viitala. There are also many Swedish Finnish lyrics writers. English lyrics of these tracks are translated by Barbara Helsingius. There are also lyrics by American Gary Cornman and Swedish Barbro Norberg.”

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.

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

UNT Artikel 180509 Uppsalamusiker sjunger med USA-rappareUpsala Nya Tidning wrote on May 9th 2018 (translated by Google and Maini):
Uppsala musician sings with USA rapper

Uppsala artist Maini Sorri is about to release a new album. The album title is “When Two Worlds Meet” and it will be released on May 23rd. Maini Sorri has made the album together with the American rapper Dashawn Dayo with artist name Magneto Dayo. The co-operation became reality since the American contacted Maini Sorri on twitter after hearing her music. The two worlds that meet are Uppsala and Brooklyn. Maini Sorri has previously released 20 singles and six albums.”

Published in Upsala Nya Tidning on May 9th.

Photo: Johan Zetterlund

If you are subsriber of Upsala Nya Tidning, you can read the article here

20180502_224548 GD artikel 180430 small Gefle Dagblad, Nils Palmeby wrote about “best Gästrike releases ni April” on April 30th 2018.

About “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet” he wrote (translated by Maini):

“Maini Sorri – When Two Worlds Meet (album, release May 23)

Maini Sorri was a former music teacher in Tierp and on May 23, her new album “When Two Worlds Meet” together with Brooklyn rapper Magneto Dayo will be released. They met on Twitter! An undeniably unexpected cooperation. Just wait until you hear.”

Text under the picture: “Maini Sorri’s new album. Doesn’t sound like anything we’ve heard before.”

If you are a subscriber of Gefle Dagblad you can read the article here