Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

NIMBUS

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Finland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Nimbus picture
Nimbus biography
NIMBUS, formerly known as Mafia is a Finnish band, who at 1974 released a psychedelic/space rock album under the name Obus. This album is rare and can no longer be found in record stores. The first record turned out to be the last one of NIMBUS, as they split apart shortly after publishing it. The band was originally formed by cousins Jussi and Matti Jokiranta (bass & drums) and Harri Suilamo (guitar), of whom the latter is an influential composer of classical music. Pasi Saarelma (voice) and Pekka Rautio (organ) soon joined the band. In the year 2007 this band fromt he city, Salo, made a short one gig comeback, where the organ was played by Harri Suilamo's daughter, Sanni Suilamo.

The album, Obus was recorded under a Finnish label, Love Records. 5/6 of the songs were composed by Mr. Suilamo and one by Pekka Rautio. The latter had his brother assist them with the recordings with his violin.

Little is known about NIMBUS, but the one album is a real catch for someone who is interested in the Finnish underground scenery.

Written by Tuomas Renvall (Tampere / Finland)

NIMBUS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

NIMBUS forum topics / tours, shows & news


NIMBUS forum topics Create a topic now
NIMBUS tours, shows & news Post an entries now

NIMBUS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to NIMBUS

Buy NIMBUS Music


ObusObus
Import
Rocket Records
Audio CD$24.99
Live in LivermoreLive in Livermore
Shattered Music
Vinyl$10.00
$9.99 (used)
Children of EarthChildren of Earth
Import
P-Vine Japan 2008
Audio CD$23.79
$21.84 (used)
Festina Lente by Nimbus (2003-04-01)Festina Lente by Nimbus (2003-04-01)
Buzz
Audio CD$68.53
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
THE POLICE - Every Breath You Take - The Singles - 1986 NIMBUS CD USD $3.23 Buy It Now 6m 22s
Regatal by John Mayer (Violin) (CD, Jan-1999, Nimbus) USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10m 47s
NIMBUS DIGITAL 45017 *MARTIN BEST* THE DANTE TROUBADOURS *45 RPM AUDIOPHILE* USD $12.44 Buy It Now 1h 5m
The Mighty Nimbus: S/T ST Self Titled Same CD 2005 Candlelight USA Records USD $6.95 Buy It Now 1h 38m
VENOM - Welcome To Hell / ORG 81 Combat 1ST PRESSING ON CD MASTERED BY NIMBUS USD $21.99 Buy It Now 2h 7m
Guess Who 45 Hang On To Your Life 1970 NOS BB #43 Nimbus 74-0414 1st Issue USD $14.50 Buy It Now 2h 48m
CARUSO PRIMA VOCE ENRICO CARUSO 1873 - 1921 NIMBUS RECORDS UK CD 1989 NI7803 NEW USD $7.12 Buy It Now 3h 9m
ROUGH TRADE - LIVE LP - GATEFOLD - EX/G - 1977 - NIMBUS - UMBRELLA UMB DD1 USD $7.12 [0 bids]
3h 29m
Slayer Hell Awaits CD 1985 Metal Blade Records MASTERED BY NIMBUS 772297-2 USD $99.98 Buy It Now 3h 33m
BUTTERWORTH / PARRY / BRIDGE English String Orchestra NIMBUS 1986 Boughton USD $19.99 Buy It Now 4h 45m
HORACE TAPSCOTT & EVERETT BROWN JR. At The Crossroads Nimbus LP USD $39.97 Buy It Now 5h 5m
SEALED 8-Track CAT RCA rock Canada Nimbus 9 PS cover USD $15.98 Buy It Now 5h 19m
The Spirit Of England - William Boughton Nimbus Records Four Disc Boxed Set USD $14.26 Buy It Now 5h 35m
DAMAGED ARTWORK CD Mighty Nimbus: Mighty Nimbus USD $7.49 Buy It Now 11h 7m
R672 HUGUES CUENOD GEOFFREY PARSOND FRENCH SONGS VOL. 2 NIMBUS STEREO 2118 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 12h
CHOPIN ETUDES OPUS 19 & 25 VLADO PERLEMUTER NIMBUS 08360350952 USD $9.95 Buy It Now 12h 48m
The HAPPY PRINCE Part Two / Oscar Wilde CD - John Gielgud / Nimbus USD $9.89 Buy It Now 13h 27m
Eide Norena Recital CD - Nimbus Records Collection -1991 USD $4.55 Buy It Now 16h 40m
VLADO PERLEMUTER - RAVEL Piano works NIMBUS 2xCDs NM USD $12.99 Buy It Now 17h 10m
Percy Grainger Dished Up For Piano Martin Jones CD Nimbus 882 924 909 1991 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 19h 30m
In Opera: Prima Voce by John McCormack Tenor Vocal CD Nimbus Classical SEALED USD $4.99 [0 bids]
20h 18m
Budhaditya Mukherjee - RARE UK Digital "Nimbus" Sitar Tabla Hindustan India USD $14.99 Buy It Now 20h 28m
Martin Best Songs Of Chivalry UK vinyl LP album record 45023 NIMBUS Audiophile USD $31.07 Buy It Now 20h 48m
THE GUESS WHO 45 " One Divided / Rain Dance " NIMBUS 9 Canada USD $5.00 Buy It Now 21h 49m
Todd Rundgren / Utopia -Nimbus Thiterward 2 LP Rare live limited edition USD $35.00 Buy It Now 21h 56m
Nimbus NIM 2141 Joseph Haydn: Trumpet & Horn Concertos/Wallace/Thompson/PO/NM/EX USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Cumulo Nimbus - Totensonntag NEW CD USD $13.40 Buy It Now 1 day
CD DEATH Individual Thought Patterns 1993 Relativity Mastered By NIMBUS USD $16.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Michael feldman'sWhad 'ya know about COPLAND (nimbus records ) USD $1.28 [0 bids]
1 day
Fastbacks Gone To The Moon EP German CD single (CD5 / 5") Nimbus USD $3.26 [0 bids]
1 day
Chopin: Scherzi & Impromptus (CD, Nimbus) ~ Marta Deyanova Classical Piano Music USD $19.46 Buy It Now 1 day
HOMESTEAD 45 " Every Living Thing / Sadness " NIMBUS 9 Canada 1972' USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS 1987 Nimbus Recording USD $7.77 Buy It Now 1 day
The Spirit of England (CD, Jan-1990, 4 Discs, Nimbus) USD $10.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Horace Tapscott-The Tapscott Sessions Vol 4-Nimbus 1814-SOLO PIANO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Horace Tapscott-The Tapscott Sessions Vol 5-Nimbus 1925-SOLO PIANO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Horace Tapscott-The Tapscott Sessions Vol 6-Nimbus 2036-SOLO PIANO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Horace Tapscott-The Tapscott Sessions Vol 7-Nimbus 2147-SOLO PIANO USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LYRITA SRCS 113 NIMBUS - GEORGE LLOYD Symphony No.8 PHILH ORCH / EDWARD DOWNES USD $38.91 Buy It Now 1 day
LYRITA SRCS 36 NIMBUS - John Ireland:-Piano Concerto etc. / Parkin / Boult / LPO USD $12.96 Buy It Now 1 day
LYRITA SRCS 129 NIMBUS - GEORGE LLOYD Symphony No.4 PHILH ORCH / EDWARD DOWNES USD $19.45 Buy It Now 1 day
LYRITA SRCS 124 NIMBUS - GEORGE LLOYD Symphony No.5 PHILH ORCH / EDWARD DOWNES USD $25.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Duke Ellington 1927-1934 (CD 1087 Nimbus Records) NEW USD $6.29 Buy It Now 1 day
Nimbus 9 Nimbus 9 CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Pinza: Prima Voce by Ezio Pinza, bass (CD, 1997 MHS) 95 Nimbus Version/Sealed! USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SEALED Louis Armstrong 1928-1931 Original JAZZ Remastered NIMBUS RECORDS CD 1987 USD $19.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Bing Crosby - 1930-1953: Song Hits from the Movies ~ New CD (Apr-2001, Nimbus) USD $7.96 Buy It Now 1 day
Finzi: A Centenary Collection (CD, Feb-2001, Nimbus) USD $12.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Nimbus 2155 BEETHOVEN Overtures/Symphony No. 2 The Hanover Band vinyl LP USD $6.47 Buy It Now 1 day
808 STATE Timebomb 7" VINYL 3 Track Timebomb Fon Mix B/W Nimbus And Reaper Repo USD $4.07 Buy It Now 1 day
Legendary Cantors (CD, Oct-2000, Nimbus) USD $9.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Guess Who . Best Of vol 2 . Burton Cummings . Canadian artist . 1973 Nimbus 9 LP USD $14.43 Buy It Now 1 day
Guess Who . Power in the Music . 1975 RCA / Nimbus 9 LP USD $11.39 Buy It Now 1 day
MEDITATIONS FOR A QUIET NIGHT Various CD 12 Track (Ni7007) UK Nimbus USD $2.71 Buy It Now 1 day
U2 Boy CD 11 Track Original Issue Without Barcode Nimbus Matrix (Cid110) UK USD $31.97 Buy It Now 1 day
NIMBUS 2123 GILBERT ROWLAND padre antonio soler harpsichord sonatas LP PS EX+/EX USD $14.35 Buy It Now 1 day
TAUBER In Opera Prime Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7830 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ELISABETH RETHBERG Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7903 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LEO SLEZAK Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7909 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SCHUMANN-HEINK Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7811 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
PONSELLE Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7805 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN CHARLES THOMAS In Opera & Song CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7931 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RICCARDO STRACCIARI Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED 2000 Nimbus NI 7905 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
TITTA RUFFO Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED 1990 Nimbus NI 7810 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RULE BRITANNIA CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus NI 7067 8 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VILLA LOBOS Fabio Zanon CD Compact Disc SEALED Nimbus USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SCHIPA Prima Voce CD Compact Disc SEALED 1990 Nimbus NI 7813 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
TORI AMOS Cornflake Girl CD 4 Track Nimbus Pressing B/W Sister Janet And Piano USD $6.47 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN CAME "RHYTHMICON" SYSTEMS ATMOSPHERICS NICK COPE WHITTLE MUTE NIMBUS CD USD $8.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Telemann: Trumpet Concertos (CD, Aug-2012, Nimbus Records) USD $15.30 Buy It Now 1 day
Beethoven: Overtures (CD, Jul-2008, Nimbus Records) USD $24.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Meditations for a Quiet Dawn (CD, May-1994, Nimbus) USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RONALD SMITH THE AMAZING MR. SMITH BEETHOVEN NO.7/BACH UK NIMBUS RECORDS 2148 USD $7.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Kreisler: Violin Music (CD, Feb-2009, 4 Discs, Nimbus) USD $24.32 Buy It Now 1 day
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Pieces for Children (CD, Jun-2014, Nimbus Alliance) USD $12.60 Buy It Now 1 day
The Golden Age of Singing: Vol. 3, 1920-1930 (CD, Dec-2010, 2 Discs, Nimbus) USD $11.71 Buy It Now 1 day
Hidden Acoustics (CD, Dec-2010, Nimbus) USD $11.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Philter - Nimbus - White - 2000 #48230 USD $2.58 Buy It Now 1 day
Prima Voce: Zinka milanov in Recital (CD, Apr-2008, Nimbus) USD $10.27 Buy It Now 1 day
Zinka Milanov sings Verdi (CD, Jun-2007, Nimbus) USD $10.27 Buy It Now 1 day
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 21-39, A & B (CD, Dec-2010, 5 Discs, Nimbus) USD $25.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Franz Schreker und Ausdruckstanz (CD, Dec-2005, Nimbus) USD $13.21 Buy It Now 1 day
Joseph Haydn Symphonies The Hanover Band No. 94 & 95 CD 1988 Nimbus #NI5126 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (CD, Mar-2009, Nimbus) USD $13.08 Buy It Now 1 day
Prima Voce: Tetrazzini, Vol. 2 (CD, Apr-1998, Nimbus) USD $10.35 Buy It Now 1 day
Prima Voce: Clara Butt (CD, Dec-2010, Nimbus) USD $10.35 Buy It Now 1 day
Fran‡aix: The Music for Solo Piano, Duo & Duet (CD, Apr-2012, 3 Discs, Nimbus... USD $24.47 Buy It Now 1 day
Prima Voce: Ponselle, Vol. 3 (CD, Jun-1996, Nimbus) USD $10.34 Buy It Now 1 day
MIKE OLDFIELD : AMAROK CD ALBUM VIRGIN RECORDS CDV 2640 NIMBUS MASTERED USD $6.21 Buy It Now 1 day
J.S. Bach: The Works for Organ, Vol. 9 (CD, Jun-1998, 2 Discs, Nimbus) USD $21.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Schumann: Kreisleriana; Phantasie; Carnaval (CD, Aug-2016, 3 Discs, Nimbus... USD $29.72 Buy It Now 1 day
English Fantasy: Music for Clarinet & Orchestra (CD, Aug-2016, Nimbus Alliance) USD $17.03 Buy It Now 1 day
Schumann: Kreisleriana; Phantasie; Carnaval (CD, Aug-2016, 3 Discs, Nimbus... USD $29.30 Buy It Now 1 day
English Fantasy: Music for Clarinet & Orchestra (CD, Aug-2016, Nimbus Alliance) USD $20.37 Buy It Now 1 day
Grand Piano: Chopin (CD, Oct-1995, Nimbus) USD $12.98 Buy It Now 1 day
CURTIS CLARK QUINTET LIVE AT THE BIMHUIS NIMBUS RECORDS CD USA USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Naxi Music From Lijiang Nimbus Records Dayan Ancient Music Association USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 / 4 Etudes-tableaux (CD, Apr-1993, Nimbus) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Samuel Barber: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CD, Feb-2009, Nimbus) USD $10.27 Buy It Now 2 days
Conchita Supervia: In Opera And Song - Prima Voce (CD, 1992, 2 Discs, Nimbus) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy NIMBUS music online Buy NIMBUS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for NIMBUS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
NIMBUS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

NIMBUS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

NIMBUS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.58 | 7 ratings
Obus
1973

NIMBUS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop-Liisa 8
2016

NIMBUS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

NIMBUS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

NIMBUS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

NIMBUS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Obus by NIMBUS album cover Studio Album, 1973
2.58 | 7 ratings

BUY
Obus
Nimbus Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The CD release of this Finnish prog rarity finally came out last year, very deservedly. After reading the few lines written here about NIMBUS, I had no big expectations of it musically, but it wasn't bad at all. Clearly better than I expected. The CD leaflet also gives a lot of information of the band and its history, but in Finnish only... Nimbus, originally called Mafia, caught the interest of TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI bassist and Love Records producer Måns Groundstroem in 1972, and they made a 10-hour studio session in March 1973, but the session more or less failed. Later Love Records had no time for this minor band from Salo. Demos were succesfully sent to the small, non-prog-oriented label Satsanga Records (the one that later released also HAIKARA's controversial Iso Lintu album). The Finnish-language album Obus was recorded in just three days - and had no much marketing.

Nimbus' music is pure vintage-sounding Finnish prog/psychedelia of the early seventies, though surely not in the high level of TP or Wigwam, and featuring less of jazziness or eclectism. The circumstances weren't very favourable, and despite some warm reception among critics and especially the home area, Nimbus were destined to stay in the margin and to wither away within two years. I believe with the support of Love Records they would have reached much further.

'Ennustus' (= Omen) is a deeply atmospheric and psychedelic song with speech-approaching vocals. On this and some other tracks the keyboard player Pekka Rautio's brother Matti adds his violin to a great effect. The complex melodies and time signatures are even more fascinating in the next song. The band's warm sound with plenty of organ and electric guitar is really nice, and the vocals of Pasi Saarelma are pleasant, comparable to the sentimental vocals of British SPRING (or a cross between Finnish singers Kirka and Petri Pettersson).

Unfortunately the album is only about 33 minutes, and the six songs are quite similar on the long run. They all sound pretty good, but the song-writing - which lacks strong melodies and really memorable highlights - starts to lose its power during the album. The composer is the guitarist Harri Suilamo except for the final song 'Yksinäinen purjehtija' (= Solitary yachtsman) which is written by Pekka Rautio. It's perhaps slightly brighter and livelier in mood.

The CD features two bonus tracks originating from a TV broadcast in January 1974, both written by Suilamo. 'Myrskyjen välillä' (= Between storms) is an average song in the same style, but 'Aamumaa' (= Morning land) is among the best ones. It's a small mystery why it was decided to be left out of the album. The sound quality is a bit poorer on these bonuses, but they are a valuable addition. 3½ stars for the well-done, informative CD edition! On a national scale it could be rounded to four, but internationally three will do.

 Obus by NIMBUS album cover Studio Album, 1973
2.58 | 7 ratings

BUY
Obus
Nimbus Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Nimbus were a mysterious band from Finland who released this sole album, Obus, which is a competently performed but rather forgettable psychedelic release with some influences from the prog of the time - pastoral-era Genesis creeps in a bit here and there, there's the occasional quiet bit in which keyboardist Pekka Rautio plays unaccompanied, and vocalist Pasi Saarelma has an interesting style which seems to draw on the less operatic RPI singers. But the production values are a bit mediocre, to be honest, and there's little in the music that's novel or engaging enough to be worth hunting the album down for.
Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives