Album Review of
Rusty Treasures

Written by Robert Silverstein
August 22, 2019 - 3:13pm EDT
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Finland continues giving the music world great guitarists who create equally great instrumental guitar albums. In the spirit of the 1960s and specifically, the sounds of U.K. guitar heroes The Shadows, as well as the upbeat West Coast instro sound of surf legends The Ventures, Rusty Treasures is a fantastic showcase for the Finnish band Eldanka and their talented guitarist / composer Mika Jämsä. The liner notes say that the album, released in 2018, was recorded live in the studio in the band's native town of Toholampi Finland in 2017. Featuring a dozen original instrumentals, the accent here is on the superbly recorded sound, featuring excellent group interplay. A number of players assist Mika, including his Eldanka bandmates Rasmus Tammik (rhythm guitar), Mauri Haapamäki (bass) and Janne Torvikoski (drums). Featuring 12 tracks clocking in at 37 minutes, Rusty Treasures is the coolest sounding album yet by Finland’s finest instrumental rockers Eldanka.