Mikael Katajamäki, Timo Pratskin: Balance - Labyrinth - Ultra Rare Jazz Fusion From Finland

This is ultra-rare fusion from Finland from a nearly impossible to find release called Balance. I was sent a copy for a review many years ago. I thought I would share a track from the release called "Labyrinth". This is quality jazz fusion from 2000.

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1 Finding Out
Written-By – Vuoppola* 2:28
2 Labyrinth
Written-By – Katajamäki* 6:41
3 Soap Symphony
Written-By – Vuoppola* 5:29
4 Dreams And Fears
Written-By – Katajamäki* 6:10

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Resistance Music (2)
Copyright (c) – Resistance Music (2)
Recorded At – EM-Studio
Mixed At – EM-Studio
Made By – CD-Linja OY
Bass – Jaan Wessman
Drums – Timo Vuoppola
Guitar – Mikael Katajamäki
Keyboards – Timo Pratskin
Layout – Kaija Savola
Painting [Cover] – Varpu Saarinen
Producer – Balance (61)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Erkki Marjasvaara

Ultra Rare Jazz Fusion From Finland like Allan Holdsworth


  1. Hello,

    Nice to see a review of our CD from 20 years ago! Glad you liked it!

    My name is Timo Vuoppola, I played the drums on this CD and wrote 2 of the tunes.

    I just wanted to let you know that there are 33 copies left of the Balance CD. These are the very last copies. Feel free to write back in case there is any interest.

    Also, I’ve been doing music ever since, and, if interested, you can check that out here:


    All the best,


    1. Hello,

      is there any chance to listen to more songs of this album? Intriguing!
      Since I am a great Fan of Alan Holdsworth, I would buy if applicable the album.


    2. Hi Timo!

      I would love to buy a copy of your CD Balance. You are a great drummer/multi-instrumentalist! I'm listening to the music on your website now. Really fantastic stuff.

      Could you send me information on how to buy a copy of Balance? My email is paulduder@gmail.com.

      Thank you so much!

    3. Hello Timo, i just see that you have (at 15/08/2020) some copies from this cd...are still some for sale?. Regards from Chile :)

    4. Hello Timo, i am interested on your Balance cds, please can you tell me how can i get some? Regards from Chile :)

  2. You may to hear these and other CD's https://timovuoppola.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-my-hands

    1. Thanks for adding this link. I got a copy 😀👍

  3. I've had this for at least 19 years. A friend sent me a disc that had before songs by Balance ... and twice as many songs by Timo V. On the letter stuff which was basically tmoes Greatest Hits and a solo thing he played almost all the instruments if memory serves. I've got it in my CD player now and I'm grooving. This is some outstanding music and the Holdsworth Style


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