Joonas Riippa and Seppo Kantonen – photo by Sami Mannerheimo

Seppo Kantonen > organ
Joonas Riippa > drums

Kahden Miehen Galaksi is a newcomer in the field of Finnish jazz. Seppo Kantonen mans the Hammond organ and Joonas Riippa plays the drums – this experienced combo aims beyond Earth’s musical atmosphere and creates its own kind of a big bang. The duo’s definition of the music is freebassjazzhoplounge – the guys drill, saw, nail and fuse their music into an infectious jazz installation. Kahden Miehen Galaksi released its debut almum Um Jepa in March 2013.

1. Um Jepa 3:53
2. Nahk-Attack 3:04
3. Hairy Gun 2:57
4. Golintsu 5:46
5. Sadicon 6:52
6. Lookout for schrapnels, Charlie Brown 4:34
7. Sick Y 7:26

Fiasko Records FRCD 61 / released on February 26th 2013

Jazz breaking news: Alexi Tuomarila and Kahden Miehen Galaksi get hot in Helsinki

“(…) then the festival signed off with a small but perfectly formed surprise package: the charmingly aggressive organ-drums duo Kahden Miehen Galaksi. Channeling anybody from Soft Machine to early Jimi Tenor via Larry Young, they constantly switched from terse, compact hip-hop backbeats to fluid, freewheeling grooves bathed in a sea of oddball sounds that sent a noticeable tremor of excitement around the heaving Kuudes Linja club.”
By Kevin Le Gendre / Jazz Wise, December 16th 2013

Kahden Miehen Galaksi, at Ultra Music Nights – Pori Jazz 2010 . photo by Maarit Kytöharju