Tango Diary
Duo Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola
2013


1. Neljän minuutin rakkaus - Four Minute Love
   Story
    (Johanna Juhola)
2. The City of Fair Winds                                 
    (Milla Viljamaa)
3. Vapaalla jalalla - The Free Leg                                
   (Johanna Juhola)
4. Deneb                                             
    (Milla Viljamaa)
5. Pikku Milonguera - Little Milonguera                            
   (Johanna Juhola)
6. Taxi Dancer                                         
    (Milla Viljamaa)
7. Rauha - Calm                                             
   (Johanna Juhola)
8. Satu turkkilaisesta kuninkaasta - A Tale of    
   The Turkish King
    (Milla Viljamaa)
9. Linda                                                
   (Johanna Juhola)
10. Mieskeijut - Male Fairies                                
   (Milla Viljamaa)


Mi Retorno
Texicalli records
2007


1.  Kadonnut Kuu - Lost Moon
     (Milla Viljamaa)
2.  Lyyrinen Aikuisuus - Lyrical Adulthood
     (Johanna Juhola)
3.  Uusi Kuu - New Mo
     (Viljamaa)
4.  Seppo
     (Juhola)
5.  Tango Hississä - Tango in an Elevator
     (Juhola)
6.  Horros - Dormancy
     (Viljamaa)
7.  Tango 4
     (Juhola)
8.  Tähdet Meren Yllä - Stars above the Sea
    ( Unto Mononen)
9.  Spontaani Ele - A Spontaneous Gesture
     (Viljamaa)
10. Kärpäsen Paratiisi - A Fly's Paradise
     (Viljamaa)
11. Coral
     (Astor Piazzolla)



 
Piazzolla Passage
Warner / Finlandia records
2003


1.  Fuga y Misterio
     (Astor Piazzolla)
2.  Jeanne y Paul
     (Astor Piazzolla)
3.  Guardia Nueva
     (Astor Piazzolla)
4.  Pechvogel
     (Tobias Morgenstern)
5.  Milonga Sylvia
     (Johanna Juhola)
6.  Decarissimo
     (Astor Piazzolla)
7.  S.V.P./ Avaruustango
     (A.Piazzolla/ J. Juhola)
8.  Bandoneon
     (Astor Piazzolla)
9.  Balada para un loco
     (Astor Piazzolla)
10. Dando
     (Astor Piazzolla)
11. Irti tangosta
     (Johanna Juhola)
12. Oblivion
     (Astor Piazzolla)

 
The pieces are more hopeful, funny and playful than the sombre classics of the Finnish tango tradition. Yet they are just as much in touch with the soul, only in a more urban environment. The most delightful example of this is “Tango Hississä” (Tango in an elevator) with Pekka Kuusisto’s playful violin.
Tero Salonen, Aamuposti newspaper 29.6.2007 (Duo Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola: Mi Retorno album review)  

Finnish tango is not what it used to be, due to the young folk musicians pianist Milla Viljamaa and accordionist Johanna Juhola. They have distinct composing styles: Viljamaa’s straightforward approach balances Juhola’s mysteriousness and creative fury, or vice versa.
Kaisa Pastila, Eeva magazine July 2007 (Duo Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola: Mi Retorno album review)  

Milla Viljamaa ja Johanna Juhola have proven their skills with Astor Piazzolla. On the tango duo’s second album piano and accordion converse open-mindedly. The tango has a sound that is exciting, restless even, elegantly passionate. This is music to take along for a summer evening.
Tuija Halmekoski, Anna magazine 14.6.2007 (Duo Milla Viljamaa & Johanna Juhola: Mi Retorno album review)
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