Aspen Edities 08 / BEL / 2019
Kɑːmos is the duo of Aino Peltomaa and Nathan Wouters. Aino Peltomaa (FIN) is a vocalist with a radiating sound. She performs widely with medieval, renaissance and contemporary music. In 2018, she directed and performed Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen with the Finnish Kaari Ensemble. This medieval, mystic nun keeps on intriguing: her songs are also part of Aino’s project Harmony of the Spheres and her words are sometimes used in the lyrics of Kɑːmos. Two colors, two voices. One ethereal and human, the other sonorous and humanlike. On their first album, Kɑːmos explores light and darkness. The light comes through in delicate acoustic textures and the duo’s search for music in its purest form. But the dark is ever-present, in spectral soundscapes and even more in grim lyrics inspired by Finnish mythology.