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PostSubject: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:22 am

Jari Mäenpää (born December 23, 1977 in Finland) is the founder of the band Wintersun in which he performs vocals and plays guitar. He also played bass and keyboards on Wintersun's first album before hiring a full-time line-up. Before forming Wintersun, Mäenpää was best known for his time in the viking/folk metal band Ensiferum, which he joined in 1996 after leaving his prior band named Immemorial.[3] Wintersun was initially planned as a parallel project alongside Ensiferum, but in January, 2004 he was forced to leave Ensiferum due to clashes between their touring schedule and the studio recording time he had booked for Wintersun.
In 1997, Mäenpää had to put his musical career on hold to take part in Finland's compulsory military service. In an interview, Mäenpää admitted he disliked the time he spent in the military and suspects it's where he acquired tuberculosis.[4]

Jari was also a member of the band ArthemesiA.

Instruments-
Jari has been seen playing a variety of instruments. I do know he plays these:

Tokai Telecaster

Ibanez Signature Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai

Jackson Dinky Guitar

Jari's Writing Style
"I have a little bit of a mournful, melancholic, majestic or kinda "spacy" way of writing, when it comes to melodies. Although everything is not melancholic, but rather "heroic" like you said, but I don't know if it's the right word to describe it. It's difficult to find adjectives to describe the feeling of my own music - it's just me. When I wrote songs to ENSIFERUM (few songs like "LAI LAI HEI and "Token Of Time"), I first needed to get into that "folk mood", before the music came out of me. WINTERSUN's music just comes out naturally. I don't mean to write certain things. It just happens, I guess."

Jari, like it says, Has made some of the argueably best Ensiferum songs.
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:10 pm

Um.... ok. Wikipedia ftw?
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:47 pm

Yea, lol. Had too, I did the instruments on my own.
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:56 pm

I'm just confused as to why you posted this...
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:00 pm

A loooooooooong time ago, i said i was gonna do musicians bios, and forgot until now
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:18 pm

Wintersun and Ensiferum are two of the coolest bands out there. he has been involved in some really cool projects
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:35 pm

Indeed they are legendary bands that I feel fortunate to have heard of them

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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:06 am

Wintersun sounds like an old man coming to an end in a lonely winter cabin, reflecting on his past life of epic overcomings and sad that the end is finally arriving. Or it sounds like an old man coming to the end of his life and reflecting back on how everyday was a bunch of nothing and a waste of time. I prefer to envision the latter myself. This is based partly on the music, partly on the audible lyrics, and partly on my own imagination.
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:09 am

VR
That was beautifully said
Bravo man
Seriously

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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 am

That was a pretty cool summary, I gotta admit.
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:14 am

Yeah I gotta agree with that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Musicians Bio- JARI MAENPAA   Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:36 pm

VR, that was like a sensual description, I AM NOT GONNA LIE!
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