Finland Hidria Spacefolk (www.hidriaspacefolk.st) is a Finnish folk-influenced progressive / psychedelic rock band consisting of Kimmo Dammert (bass), Mikko Happo (guitars), Teemu Kilponen (drums), Janne Lounatvuori (keyboards), and Sami Wirkkala (guitars). The group's space rock sound is often compared to Kingston Wall and Ozric Tentacles. The band describes their music style as Astro-Beat. They use many different instruments such as cello, violin, flute, didgeridoo, marimba, mandolin, sitar and vibraphone.
Hidria Spacefolk's first album was the independently released EP HDRSF-1 in 2001. Their debut full-length, Symbiosis, was released a year later through Silence, a sub-label of Wolfgang Records. The band's second full-length album, Balansia, was released in 2004 and included Andy McCoy of Hanoi Rocks as a guest musician. The same year also a compilation album titled Violently Hippy rmxs was released. The album contains remixes of Hidria Spacefolk's songs done by Finnish electronic music makers.
On July 11, 2004, the band performed at the North East Art Rock Festival in Pennsylvania, US and their act was turned into a live album, Live Eleven a.m., in 2005.
In 2005 the band had the honour to open the second day of the international progressive rock festival that takes place in Moscow, Russia, InProg 2005.
- HDRSF-1 (2001, omakustanne)
- Symbiosis (2002)
- Balansia (2004)
- Violently Hippy RMX (2004)
- Live Eleven a.m. (2005)
- Symetria (2007)
- Live At Heart (2007)
- Astronautica (2012)