We got to know Finnish accordionist Markku Lepistö as one half of duo Lepistö & Lehti, but on 'Solos' we only get to hear Markku's accordion (the only exception being 'Kirkkaus', which also features some bird sounds). The one time that sounds cinematic (crescendo opener 'Minima 1'), then almost sacral ('Silta') or melancholic ('Minima 2'), and elsewhere slightly jazzy ('Diatonic Concerto'). With 'Solos' Markku Lepistö proves the accordion is not the boring old-fashioned instrument it's often taken for.