Al2Be3

Al2Be3 is a doom-baroque-synthesis-psycho-mortal-lyrical orchestra of 10 musicians. It plays and sings affective, progressive, experimental, romantic, peculiar and rumbling music that flows through the darkness into daybreak and back again. 

The atmospheric and lyrical focus of the music lies in love, death, different natures, anatomy, colours, deities, spaces and time. 

Al2Be3 takes its name from the chemical formula for beryllium mineral and arsenic.

The orchestra’s journeys through harmony, melody, rhythm and lyrics are inspired by the choreographic and spatial output of 16th–18th century chamber music, and of later impressionism, mixed with dancy music and heartbreak ballads to form a distinct musical language. 

The ensemble consists of 

Elina Pirinen (vocals, primary composition and lyrics, church organs and cembalo, pipe organ, electric organ, digital harpsichord, grand piano, violin, arrangements), 

Pyry Nikkilä (electric 8 string guitar, pedals), 

Johannes Vartola (electronics, church organs, keyes, grand piano, arrangements, producing)

Ville Kabrell (electronics, synthesis, violincello, electric guitar, arrangements, producing)

Ilpo Heikkinen (drums, electronics, keys, baritone guitar, mixing and mastering)

Maria Saivosalmi and Niina Koponen (parallel vocals)

Salla Hakkola (electric harp)

Tatu Hämäläinen (trumpet)

Aki Päivärinne (saxophones)

Viljami Lehtonen (live mixing)

Jouko Korkeasaari (visual art on ink).

Al2Be3 releashes debut album in the end of January 2020.

The album is a whole art piece of music where each song is connected to each others music parametere and lyric wise. Each song gives birth to the next one and creates a spiral inbetween.

Follow us: instagram/al2be3

Record release concert documentation:
https://youtu.be/b9Abc8FB8Cg

Main image: Ink painting by Jouko Korkeasaari
Images from the record release concert at Baltic Circle festival 2019 at Kallio Church, Helsinki by Tani Simberg