“‘Basically the best vocalist we’ve had by a fair amount’, is how my notes read, no small thing given the much-promoted appearances of [Mari] Boine and [Hanne] Hukkelberg.” 

– @ Varangerfestivalen 2007 / Mark Sabbatini


”As a vocal ´instrumental´ improviser Ikonen is the number one in Finland.” 

– Keskisuomalainen / Pentti Ronkainen on March 11th 2011


“Ikonen’s wide vocal range and powerful performance suited wonderfully this dramatic and jagged entity, which incorporated techniques from contemporary classical music […].”

– Pohjolan Sanomat / Jukka Piiroinen on September 12th 2011


”The talented vocal soloist, Aili Ikonen, had thoroughly flawless scat technique, and blended naturally into the harmonies.”

– Lapin Kansa / Marko Niemelä on September 10th 2011

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