TALLINN MUSIC WEEK'S TELLISKIVI CREATIVE CITY AWARD WINNERS ARE MART AVI, ERKI PÄRNOJA AND NOËP.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erki Pärnoja presented his first solo album “Efterglow” together with his band. TMW delegates noted his unique Nordic touch, impressionist guitar riffs, film like soundscape and high instrumental skills of the whole band. Chris Kellogg of the USA KEXP station called Pärnoja a “fantastic discovery”, the editor of Tape Op Alex Maiolo pointed out that Efterglow shows the unique Nordic feel of “landscape soundtrack”.
MUSIC VIDEO/SHORT FILM "EFTERGLOW" WON AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AT THE FIRST
ESTONIAN MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL! (In Estonian only)
Eesti viimase viie aasta parim muusikavideo on režissöör Ingel Vaikla tehtud Erki Pärnoja loo "Efterglow" ekraniseering, nagu selgus Valga ajaloolises raudteejaamas peetud Eesti esimesel muusikavideote festivalil.
2ND SINGLE 'EFTERGLOW' IS OUT NOW!
Feb 20th 2017
You may want to only peek into this track unless you are ready to head out on the full journey of Erki Pärnoja “Efterglow”. It’s an instrumental treat that is both soothing and adventurous. Even on the 5th straight listen…
Please make sure you watch the stunning short film/video for it as well. As if the song wasn’t good enough at conjuring beautiful images, now it has an official set. With a great story to boot. — The Burning Ear
PREMIERE: NEW MUSIC FROM ERKI PARNOJA
October 31, 2016
Lately, my musical tastes have been looking for a journey, and this brand new track from Estonia’s Erki Parnoja is perfect. The song features this grooving bit of instrumental guitar maneuvering, with just a faint hint at vocals living occasionally underneath. But, for me, the special part of the tune lives in the middle where the guitars are paused and an ambient bit of atmospherics works its way through your speakers. It has the perfect cinematic world built in, which goes great with the accompanying video that Erki has put together illustrating how he came about creating the album art for his follow-up to the Himmelbjerget EP. Listen and love my friends.
— Nathan Lankford (AUSTIN TOWN HALL)