Al2Be3 is a doom-baroque-synthesis-psycho-mortal-lyrical orchestra of 7 musicians-artists. It plays and sings affective, progressive, symphonic, 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 forces of natures, anatomy, colors, 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, keyes, grand piano, arrangements, producing)

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

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

Tatu Hämäläinen (trumpet)

Aki Päivärinne (saxophones)

Al2Be3 releashes debut album in October 2020.

The album is a whole art piece of music where each song is connected to each others music parametere and lyric wise. It consists of 6 worlds: Planeetta – Koralli – Tulivuori – Niitty – Vuono – Dyyni. Each song gives birth to the next one and creates many musical and lyrical spirals in between.

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Record release pre-concert documentation:

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