Virtanen finally took his show on the road this past autumn, touring with members of Uton and Vapaa throughout Northern Europe. He also released two CDs on the much heralded Last Visible Dog imprint. \"Flying Over\" is the culmination of a landmark year for this troubadour. These nine tracks run the gambit of all of Keijo\'s talents, from the rattling blues transgressions of \"On the Edge,\" to the throatsinging-laced organic drone of \"Late Night Here & Far Away,\" and completed with the harmonium-laced \" Virtanen\'s range is pure magic.
While the bulk of \"Flying Over\" is entirely Virtanen\'s creation, he is joined by two of his closest collaborators on two tracks: Sami Virtanen and Jussi Karsikas, two extremely talented Finns in their own right. Whatever the moment calls for, though, Virtanen fills the void and the empty space with exactly what is needed. He is a wizard of sound and a seemingly endless well of magnificent music. It shouldn\'t be surprising for someone who makes their home at the center of the universe.