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Tenhi - Airut Aamujen CD (album) cover




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3.61 | 16 ratings

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kev rowland
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4 stars According to the band's website, this album originally came about due to them wanting to pursue musical themes that they had started with the song "Kielo" from their 'Airut:Ciwi' album which was originally released in 2001. The resulting album was released on their own label in 2004 under the name of Harmaa. However, now that they have signed to Auerbach the album has been resurrected and has been released under the name of Tenhi as they do feel that it fits in within their Airut saga. For those, like me, who only came across them with the release eight months ago of 'Maašet' then this is yet another joy. Here the only instrumentation comes from Ilmari Issakainen who provides drums, piano and bass, while there are two singers in Tyko Saarikko and Janina Lehto and a backing singer in Tuuka Tolvanen.

I have to confess to burning this onto my ipod before I even listened to it, but I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed and that is most definitely the case. There is a great deal of power and emotion in this atmospheric album. This is music that captures the mind and brings the listener right into a dark world, a forest where at times the light comes through the trees which is shown with a lighter touch. Considering that this is basically a piano album I am amazed at just how they have managed to capture so many moods and feelings. I am very glad that this has been reissued by the label and hope that they also pick up on some of the other now deleted goodies from the band's past.

kev rowland | 4/5 |


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