From 1974, B The Magpie was Pohjola's second solo release. It's something of a concept album, with the emphasis definitely on the jazzier areas of music. It has distinct influences from Frank Zappa, who was a Pohjola fan. In fact, the pair nearly worked together, but the project was scrapped.
This album persuaded Virgin to sign the man, leading to 77's The Mathematicians`s Air Display, co-produced by Mike Oldfield, who also played on it. A little more mainstream, the Oldfield input is obvious and considerable. Oddly, it was subsequently released a few years later under the title of The Consequences Of Indecisions - as an Oldfield record!
Of these two, it's the former that's the more satisfying and holds up better. Mainly because it has depth and originality. The latter, though, sounds forced, and Oldfield's touches just don't fit into the overall pattern.