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TERVAHÄÄT: "Noitanaama"  digipack-CD  RELEASED ON WINTER SOLSTICE 21th of DECEMBER
The newest Tervahäät album reeks of swamps, ghosts and murky soil. This could be the most bizarre Tervahäät album so far. Never had they dwelled so knee-deep in bogs of delirium and undead. Singular rhytmical and melodical presence interwines to improvisation and sheer madness. Crude home-made instruments and rough-hewn electric manipulation join the more common instruments to invoke ghastly sounds straight from the mists of the graves, deep forests and swamps. Noitanaama staggers around the borders of folk and industrial never really setting its dirty foot on any genre. This is on the well known gloomy side of Tervahäät except even more dark, eerie and wrapped in scent of corpses and lunacy... but never, never ever without the small but bright glimpses of light and hope. 

 

UPCOMING: 

PYHÄ KUOLEMA: "Uusi panssaroitu Suomi"  digipack-CD
The third album of this vital act will draw another full chapter in Fin
nish folk & neofolk with vigorous blood. Expect more varied instrumentation and approach, with the usual fingerprint of Finnish spirit. 

KEY: tba EP  digipack-CD
Old tracks from the time of building the never-released third album will be released. Five tracks of the newer melodic and more refined style of Key.

TERVAHÄÄT: tba CD

 

 

 

 

- The newest Tervahäät album reeks of swamps, ghosts and murky soil. This could be the most bizarre Tervahäät album so far. Never had they dwelled so knee-deep in bogs of delirium and undead. Singular rhytmical and melodical presence interwines to improvisation and sheer madness. Crude home-made instruments and rough-hewn electric manipulation join the more common instruments to invoke ghastly sounds straight from the mists of the graves, deep forests and swamps. Noitanaama staggers around the borders of folk and industrial never really setting its dirty foot on any genre. This is on the well known gloomy side of Tervahäät except even more dark, eerie and wrapped in scent of corpses and lunacy... but never, never ever without the small but bright glimpses of light and hope. 

 

TERVAHÄÄT

Noitanaama

 

 AUER-016 / 400x digi-CD / Dec 2o17

 AVAILABLE ON WINTER SOLSTICE 21th of DECEMBER

 

1. Valoontuoja
2. Naulansyöjät
3. Ystävä
4. Noitanaama
5. Verenryyppääjä
6. Nielusokkelo
7. Joutomaa
8. Valoonviejä

 

 

 

The collected demos of Key are released in digipack-CD format in 1st of December. The design honors the original black & white aesthetics of the demos, and seals the pack with small & stylish silver foilprint on the front cover. Music on the demos is even more unpolished than on the two full-lengths "Crown of Winter" and "Silver Moon Slumber". The sense of improvisation and pure feeling over technical aspects is strongly present over all the songs. Most of the songs were not rehearsed, only recorded in a whim and led by emotion and visions. This is post-punkish neofolk for the people who are tired of polished plastic sound present in so many releases these days. These are fairytales from candle-lit cellars and misty forests made by (and for) the people who long for the childlike emotion of the old tales, storytelling by the candlelight, and the longing for world of wonders and joy. 

KEY

Birch Skeletons,
Skin Lanterns & Lake of Stars

 

AUER-015 / 200x digi-CD / December 2o16

AVAILABLE

 

1. Slaves of the monument
2. Birch skeletons
3. They knew none
4. The Quiet skulls
5. The Breath withdrawn
6. Through the crystal nights
7. Skin lanterns
8. We are bound
9. The bottomless well
10. Vast words
11. Through the silver skin
12. The warmest kiss
13. The dying tower
14. Reveal the grave
15. Wax sigils
16. Lake of stars
17. Through these towns

 


 

- Released on the name day of Joonatan, the massive retrospective compilation double-CD of Joonatan Elokuu's wandering psychedelic folk group Aura Shining Green sees the light of day and the bright moonlit night. The first part "East of the Sun" carries the soft fragrance of flowers and the sunlit forests, reminding us perhaps of the works of B'ee (In Gowan Ring & Birch Book), Nick Drake and even early tunes Leonard Cohen. Second part "West of the Moon" takes us through the mysterious moonlit nights filled with wonder & magic. Bearing the ever present strong psychedelic folk aura and possibly some hints the artists mentioned earlier, these stories are murkier and full of feeling and intimacy. One might even hear some reminiscences of works of Timothy Renner (Stone Breath, Crown Tongue...) or even legendary Coil or Tangerine Dream in more ambient parts and synthesizer works. The beauty and depth of detail of his magnum opus is underlined by masterful guitarwork and his utterly soft and tender vocals.

AURA SHINING GREEN

East of the Sun
& West of the Moon

 

 AUER-014 / 500x digi-2CD / January 2o15

AVAILABLE

 

pt.1 - East of the Sun
1. a dream by the Arabian Sea
2. matkalaulu
3. a song for Mossycoat
4. a song writ on leaves
5. flowers for Lilith
6. Galilee
7. gypsy Susana
8. lost in the candlelight glow
9. purjehduslaulu
10. rain falls hard on Camden town (reprise)
11. rain falls hard on Camden town
12. the calling of crows beckons us home
13. the gypsy trail
14. a sequence of goodbyes
15. the hanged man
16. Valencia
17. where to wander, where to go
18. doctrine of absolute freedom

pt.2 - West of the Moon
1. mountain of the moon
2. owlsong
3. 21122012
4. roots
5. amanita
6. prayer for dying trees
7. the tower
8. adieu to old Finland
9. dans van de slakkengeliefden
10. lantern in her hand
11. Maya
12. prayer of the mushroom eater
13. a hushed lullaby / the old windmill
14. mother earth
15. the blessing way 

Considering the variety of music on display over these two discs, the work done in the realms of sequencing and mastering, in order to create a true album experience, is simply stunning. As the second disc, West of the Moon, winds down, it becomes glaringly apparent that this must have been a highly collaborative effort between the label, artists, and engineers. Even more apparent is how Joonatan Elokuu strives to maintain a high level of quality, eclecticism, and spirit in his music. According to the label, it seems very likely that the success of this release will yield a series of these compilations of Elokuu’s work within the coming years. I, for one, welcome such an effort.
- Nathaniel Ritter / Heathen Harvest

Was für ein Album. 33 Stücke ohne Ausfall, ein Song schöner und schimmernder als der andere. Auf der Basis von entrückten, zarten Gitarrenmelodien setzen AURA SHINING GREEN mit ihrem Forest Folk die beiden Themen, Stimmungen der jeweiligen CDs bis hin zum gelungenen Artwork perfekt um. Hier scheint die Sonne durch die Bäume, dort der Mond, und die 18 beziehungsweise 15 Stücke harmonieren so perfekt miteinander, dass "East Of The Sun & West Of The Moon" zu keiner Zeit ein Compilation-Charakter anhaftet. Ich war von vielen Alben auf ANIMA ARCTICA schon begeistert, aber das hier ist mein neuer Favorit!
- Michael We. / Nonpop

Strumentista e singer abilissimo ed ispirato, degnamente coadiuvato dagli interventi vocali della brava Helena Katarina Liljeblad, Joonatan riesce a colorare - specie nel primo CD - il proprio intenso, intimo e carismatico approccio acoustic-folk di pura e poetica dolcezza ... ma anche capace di gustose varianti ambient (il gioiellino "Owlsong", "Amanita", "Adieau To Old Finland" etc...) che spingono il songwriting ben oltre il solo folk acustico senza dare l'idea di aver cambiato registro, completando la tavolozza di un artista e compositore di grandi possibilità ed innegabile ispirazione.
- Roberto Alessandro Filipozzi / Darkroom Magazine


- Taival continues on the paths and narrow roads through Finnish forests to further explore the rustic and mystical sounds and visions of Tervahäät. Seven tracks of ritualistic folk & neofolk are inspired by rural surroundings, spiritual unity, and a sincere interest in the native land and its entities — trees, animals, and the spirit of the ancestors. The fourth album of Tervahäät brings also some surprisingly warm winds from the icy north-west, but the warmth also carries a slight smell of decaying bones and suspicioulsy friendly whispers from old ghosts.

TERVAHÄÄT

Taival

 

 AUER-013 / 500x digi-CD / May 2o14

 AVAILABLE

 

1. Kärrinpyörä
2. Kevätkirot
3. Tuomiolaulu
4. Koulutie
5. Kultaluu
6. Metsännyrkki
7. Taival

...I have myself in recent times been meditating to this record; the music works with me like a spiritual guide to the Suomi landscape that I’m yet to visit. The artists are clearly emotionally entrenched in their music. It comes across as from the heart; it comes across with honesty, and it works. 
- Malachy O'brien / Heathen Harvest

I love the way they achieve a heavy, dense sound but always with a light touch, not an easy thing to do. ... lovely stuff and highly recommended.
- Andrew Young / Terrascope

Sowohl Atmosphäre als auch Gesang haben etwas Mönchisches. ... Ich verstehe zwar kein Wort, aber wenn es so etwas wie eine gemeinschaftliche finnische Seele gibt, dann spricht sie durch diese Musik. Auch bei den Vorgängeralben, aber insbesondere bei "Taival" stelle ich nach kurzer Zeit fest, dass ich alles andere um mich herum vergessen habe.
- Michael We. / Nonpop

Kappaleiden tahti on rauhallinen ja seesteinen, jo aiemmilta levyiltä tutuksi tulleeseen Tervahäät -tyyliin. Levy suorastaan vaatii istumaan alas, vetämään syvään henkeä ja rauhoittumaan, sulkemaan silmänsä ja keskittymään. ...yhtyeen musiikissa on jotakin aavemaisen lumoavaa.
- A. Vaittinen / Miasma

Pero la virtud de Tervahäät es la de encontrar la belleza en la melancolía. Según avanzamos los pasos que nos indican las pistas del CD nos vamos adentrando en el manto polar. A veces la melodía se apodera de ti y te llega hasta lo más profundo. ... Pero quizá la canción que me ha caldo más hondo sea ‘Taival’, la que da nombre al disco, en donde aparece una melodía de sintetizado que es la que va trazando la senda de ese camino que debemos seguir, incluso cuando la luz del sol desaparece y aparece en el firmamento el espectáculo sin par de las auroras boreales. 
- Pedro Ortega / Mentenebre


- With Patria Tervahäät takes a leap towards traditional neofolk. Somber songs are based on warm vocals, determined acoustic guitarwork, and samples of Finnish classical composers. About half of the lyrics of the songs are borrowed from Finnish poets and writers who also loved our homeland each in their own specific ways. Patria is a concept album of our fatherland Finland seen through the eyes of the duo Tervahäät.

TERVAHÄÄT

Patria

 

AUER-012 / 500x digi-CD / December 2o12 

AVAILABLE

 

1. Aamurusko
2. Matomieli
3. Lemmitty
4. Muistelma
5. Voitonmalja
6. Riiuulaulu
7. Virtaus
8. Taivaidentakaiset
9. Isäinmaa

Patriaa voisi osuvasti kuvata sana kaunis, sillä sitä se ehdottomasti on. Vaikka levyllä on myös tummemmat hetkensä, sykkii se silti korpikuusien ja tuhansien järvien hajuista elämäniloa.
- Aleksi Vaittinen / Miasma

A familiar chill I can only associate with Poyhonen and Kaarna's works still manages to creep up my spine, even at Patria's most beautiful and calm moments... Full of warmth, distant rumbling, and a lurking sense of uncertainty, I can't help but return to Patria even on the warmest of Summer days - Jon Rosenthal / The Inarguable Tervahäät hanno trovato la dimensione ideale in un suono folk personale e splendidamente ricco di umori legati alla propria Patria, e vi sono riusciti lasciando che l'ispirazione coincidesse con la semplicità e l'immediatezza dei sentimenti più puri...
- Roberto Alessandro Filipozzi / Darkroom

Tervahäät on tehnyt kolme verrattain erilaista levyä, ja näistä Patria on musiikkinsa puolesta kaikkein universaalein ... Sanoitukset ja tunnelma puhkuvat kuitenkin suomalaisuutta.
- Antti Klemi / Imperiumi

Auf "Patria" konzentrieren sich TERVAHÄÄT ganz auf die ruhige, akustische Seite ihrer Musik und bieten eindringliche, spartanische Balladen mit gelegentlicher Untermalung.
- Michael We. / Nonpop


- "Kalmonsäie" continues on the path of the self-titled album. Freezing and eerie avantgarde folk and ambient soundscapes are brought forth with the aid of primitive ritualistic percussions and home-made instruments. On this album the unique wintry sound of Tervahäät collides with solemn and noble chants, resulting in singular aural opus of esoteric Finnish mysticism.

TERVAHÄÄT

Kalmonsäie

 

AUER-011 / 500x digi-CD / October 2o12

 AVAILABLE

 

1. Marrasvirsi
2. Kalmonsäe
3. Otsontanssi
4. Lumelleluvattu
5. Huolainniekka
6. Ylisillä
7. Saattaja

I’ve also been listening a helluva lot to the dark pagan excellence of Kalmonsäie by Finnish trio Tervahäät, whose intriguing combination of heavy guitars, massed percussion, archaic stringed instruments and a strong male voiced chorale presents listeners at all times with a hugely rich music of occasionally atavistic intensity.
- Julian Cope / Head Heritage Drudion

...the second album from Finnish band Tervahäät is a collection of cold ambient soundscapes that speak of frozen lands, ritual and Finnish mysticism. ..The seven tracks use primitive percussion, strings and drones to summon old Gods, leading the listener deep into the forest, trudging through endless snow in search of ancient wisdom.... Throughout the music is beautifully judged, never overwhelming, the sounds carefully blended, allowing the essence of the song to shine through. ... Filled with longing, the melodies will entwine around you, leaving you shattered long after the sound has faded revealing a beauty so rare that it seems to come from the land itself.
- Simon Lewis / Terrascope

Como podemos ver, “Kalmonsäie” es una colección de sentimientos que no dejarán indiferente al oyente. Un disco que como las estaciones, va haciendo que el mundo cambie, que las emociones fluyan, gestando de esta forma la vida.
- Fernando O. Paíno / Mentenebre


- Virta is the channel of the musical ambitions of Santtu Forsström hailing from Kristiinankaupunki - alluring small town located at the beautiful West Coast of Finland. This nature-praising and original music draws its influences from folk and progressive folk-rock, and the music of five tracks of this fourty-minute album is woven together with drums, percussions, lively bass, acoustic guitars and woodwind instruments. Skillful instrumentation and the progressive elements and song structures create an atmosphere that is at the same time sophisticated and primitively vigorous. "Elon syvä lempi" is rich in nuances, and full of feeling of longing and ethereal calmness. Combined with the ever-present feeling of the element of unpredictability the album truly bears resemblances to the streams and rivers of the North.

VIRTA

Elon syvä lempi 

 

 

AUER-010 / 400x CD / December 2o11 

AVAILABLE

 

1. Uneen
2. Kelopuu
3. Kutsun sateen
4. Lehtoon tyynten aatosten
5. Joki

 

 

Ein tolles Debut, unbedingte Reinhörempfehlung für alle Freunde der genannten Vergleichsbands und denoch nicht die Höchstnotenbereiche – Virta haben tolles geleistet, doch fehlt mir bei aller Epik und Dramatik noch ein wenig die Tiefe und Eigenständigkeit, um sich in der Riege der mystischen Folker hervorzutun.
- Horrschd / Der Medienkonverter

While the five tracks on this release approach the experimental at times by introducing noiser elements into the song structure, rest assured these tracks are firmly rooted in the earth. All of the tracks have an introspective folk quality to them which allows the various tracks to expand and grow as more instruments are introduced into the mix, on Kutsun Sateen flute and some serious bodhran playing take this track beyond the stars and then back to earth. It is the final track Joki, an epic wild ride into the unknown, this final piece utilizes every musical element present on the other tracks and puts them all to good use in creating what is the magnum opus of this release, it is a track that starts out slowly then picks up the  pace only to shift time signatures back and forth,  this track  is more of a ‘work in three parts’ with a mellow beginning, noisy climax, and a subtle finish. My only issue with this release is the length, although it isn’t a short release by any means, I could have easily listened to forty more minutes of this music, this says more about the quality of the music than it does anything else.
- Paddy / Heathen Harvest


- Traditional to the bone, but still clearly finding it’s own sound despite the classic  ”man+guitar” approach, Pyhä Kuolema debut album ”Saavun vaikken kulkisi” brings forth a dozen of atmospheric, national romantic, extremely emotional and intimate songs sung in Finnish. The style of playing and singing varies from solemn ritualistic neofolk-songs to troubadur-like playful approach to traditional folk music. Mikko Ilmari "Riimu" Pöyhönen composed, sung, played, recorded and mixed the whole album by himself, giving it the intimate touch and thus manages the handling of the double edged sword that this kind of folk can be – the  sometimes even rough and stripped down output with no gimmicks is this time succesfully shaking hands with the alluring soft intensity.

PYHÄ KUOLEMA

Saavun vaikken kulkisi

 

 

AUER-009 / 300x digi-CD / September 2o15

 AUER-009 / 300x CD / October 2o11


AVAILABLE

 

1. Linnun laulu I
2. Nuori maa
3. Tuhat kuolemaa sekunnissa
4. Yöaika
5. Pelkurin palkka on rakkaudettomuus
6. Avaruusmies ja helvetinmies
7. Ajattele minua
8. Voimamies
9. Linnun laulu II
10. Syntymäpäivä
11. Pyhän äidin kuolema
12. Tanssi vainajille

...the vocal rhythms and melodies are tight, flowing and catchy, and herein lies the great attraction of Pyhä Kuolema’s music. The diction of the Finnish language plays a major role in this, with its powerful stress pattern that is here closely linked to the accents of the music. The twelve songs on this relatively short album are compact units, each with its own theme and merits. ... Their melodies are simply lovely and stay fresh over many plays. Most likely, other tracks will rise to the occasion over later listens, as they tend to do in good albums.
- O.S. / Evening of Light

Rehellinen ja karuhko, lähinnä akustisen kitaran ja miesäänen varassa etenevä Saavun vaikken kulkisi on pienieleisyydessään rohkeimpia ja koskettavimpia levyjä, joita olen vuosiin kuullut. ...Pyhä Kuolema onnistuu jollain kummallisella tavalla olemaan lisäksi melko monipuolista musisointia, mikä on sovitusten minimalistisuuteen nähden lähes uskomaton saavutus. Toisaalta ikuinen totuushan on, että hienon sävellyksen tunnistaa vaikka pelkällä akustisella kitaralla esitettynä. Ja hienoja sävellyksiä tällä levyllä onkin lukuisia.
- Antti Korpinen / Imperiumi

Wessen Herz für traditionellen Folk schlägt, muss “Saavun vaikken kulkisi” von Pyhä Kuolema unbedingt antesten, dessen einziges Manko die kurze Spielzeit ist – meine absolute Empfehlung! PS: Obwohl der Sprachbarriere schafft Pyhä Kuolema aufgrund der charismatischen Gesangsleistung (in Kombination mit der sich einschmeichelnden Gitarrenarbeit) emotional zu berühren – Wahnsinn!
- RaF / Kulturterrorismus



- The second full-length of Key after the debut "Crown of Winter" and the demo trilogy "Birch Skeletons, Skin Lanterns and Lake of Stars" is titled Silver Moon Slumber. Childlike cuteness of fairytales and fantasy stories entwine to esoteric and occult philosophy to form an eclectic mixture of atmosperic neofolk with hints of post-punk.

KEY

Silver Moon Slumber

 

AUER-008 / 500x CD / May 2o11

 AVAILABLE

 

1. Regal thieves
2. Houses of the moon
3. To the heart of Europe
4. Anchorless
5. Honey Sun
6. The golden chariot
7. Two voices
8. Harvest the ashes
9. The mountain and the river
10. ...Of blood and bones of the universe

 

 

Key are purveyors of dreamy and evocative neofolk. Their new release Silver Moon Slumber is a beautiful album, at once trancelike and atmospheric. Loaded with unique groove, and resonant with inflections from New Wave, this release conjures cold but joyous landscapes in the mind’s ear. The combination of somnolent vocals, flowing drums, prominent bass, and jangling (if acoustic) guitars combine to intimate the feeling of New Wave bands from the early 1980’s, albeit presented within a more languid folk context. ... There’s something almost innocent or childlike about this album. It draws the listener down into a subconscious zone of awareness, deep and almost whimsical. The lyrics evoke naturalistic horizons and mysterious secrets, perfectly suited to the music. All of the elements combine to lead the listener into reverie and moments of animistic grace...
- Henry Lauer / HEX Magazine

Die Anmutung ist insgesamt sehr verträumt, schemenhaft, wofür auch das wirklich - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes - märchenhafte Cover-Artwork steht. Die meisten Songs sind zwar nicht so einprägsam, dass sie gleich beim ersten Mal haften bleiben, aber es ist diese magische Stimmung, die auslöst, dass man "Silver Moon Slumber" immer wieder hören will. Ein empfehlenswertes Neofolk-Album, welches nicht nur rückwärtsgewandt alte inhaltliche und musikalische Klischees bedient, sondern zehn zeitgemäße und herrliche Stücke präsentiert. 
- Michael We. / Nonpop


- The debut album of MAA, Tuhkankantajat, is a synthesis of diverse musical styles and influences, ranging from lounge to post-industrial folk, from pop to ambient, and yet all the while creating a holistic work of singular vision and voice. The approach to sound on the album evokes a different time and place, one of lush warmth and presence, one that perhaps harkens back to some past decades, in contrast to the crass and bland trends of today's music industry. Recorded with analog reel-to-reel tape technology, and using a setup consisting of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, cellos, trumpets, pianos and Fender Rhodes, the result is a rich sonic palette to immerse oneself in, a tapestry of sound to soothe one's soul. Sung in their mother-language of Finnish, the tracks on Tuhkankantajat are spiritsongs for a soulless age, as they express and ruminate on the core aspects of Man and Life: joy and sorrow, victory and surrender, love found and lost, and the eternal longing for the soul's true homeland.

MAA

Tuhkankantajat 

 

AUER-007 / 500x CD / October 2o10

SOLD OUT

 

1. Sydänmaa
2. Tuh
kankantajat
3. Laulujen jumala
4. Tämän kaupungin yllä
5. Vanha tie
6. Näiden merkkien alla
7. Maailman ääri
8. Toive

 

 

The eight tracks conjure up a highly melodic affair with an inspired blend of music that combines the more subtle elements of folk and noise with the overall impression being one of earthly serenity... As with any release there are always stand-out pieces that for one reason or other just ‘grab you’, on this cd there are several, and while all of the tracks are well crafted with an importance placed on artistry and musicianship...
- Paddy / Heathen Harvest

...Although built on a core of acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and pathos-laden vocals, MAA also use piano (which draws out some astounding melodies), chimes, strings, and various electrical devices. As such the musical palette is as once comfortable for anyone with a taste for folk or acoustic music…yet challenging and mind-expanding as well. Each song invites us into a rich weave: introspective, sombre, edgy, emotionally complex. Mournful-wistful-joyous, weary elation, measured but indefatigable momentum. Aching beauty, inky and dark and heavy, yet dappled with sunlight like the earth in a primordial forest.
- Henry Lauer / Hex Magazine



KEY

Crown of Winter

 

AUER-006 / 300x CD / August 2o1o

 SOLD OUT

 

1. To welcome winter
2. A lonesome glory
3. Sail north
4. In the calm of night
5. Rebirth
6. Sunset seas
7. Silence under snow
8. Night queen
9. Wait for the wolves
10. Live twice
11. Hidden sun
12. Mask of Faun

If they would come down a bit more to earth and their audience of us paltry mortal souls and put more variety in their songs, they might actually be a bit easier to enjoy.
- F.K. / Vital Weekly

 


- The almost amorphous debut album of Tervahäät lays a cornerstone to the formation of this singular band. Almost formless and freezing like a blizzard which is carrying the woes of the ancestors of the native Finland, this album presents a wintry nordic landscape with of rebirth ancient rituals, and testimonies of the cruelty of Finnish nature.

TERVAHÄÄT

 

AUER-005 / 500x CD / October 2oo9

AVAILABLE

 

1. Lumi
2. Otava
3. Hautaa
4. Kalankallo
5. Menneet
6. Joulukuu
7. Lähdin

 

Tervahäät's eponymously titled debut album is a gloomy outing forging ritual, folk and doom metal with a dash of Finnish mysticism. It's a curiously low-key release carrying little information in a neatly designed sleeve picturing an isolated wooden cabin in a snow-drenched forest. Their core sound is derived from banjo and bass guitar with vocals either spoken in solemn tongues or sung in a chant like fashion. ... it merges the mysticism of their homeland with folk and metal influences, together with a gloomy ritualised atmosphere.
- Compulsion Online

...Lopputulos on että voi melkein haistaa unohdetun pirtin kostean puun, kuulla kuusimetsien äänen ja tuntea seinähirsien läpi tunkevan viiman, joka kantaa kuolleiden henget mukanaan sisälle. Tervahäät on kertakaikkiaan onnistunut keitos, täysin omanlaisensa teos jonka luulisi maistuvan niin dark ambientin kuin kokeellisemman metallinkin ystäville. Esikoislevyksi suorastaan ällistyttävän kypsä, omaperäinen ja ehjä.
- John Björkman / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys

However, despite this closedness and lack of very direct compositions that immediately grab you by the throat, Tervahäät manages to deliver an album that has a compelling mysticism about it, as well as an original sound that blends organic, industrial, and folkloric elements. The foundations for an interesting musical oeuvre have been laid here, and lovers of experimental post-industrial music should definitely check this album out.
- O.S. / Evening of Light

 

 


CLOAMA + BLUTLEUCHTE

 

 

AUER-004 / 300x CD / December 2oo8

SOLD OUT

 

1. Cloak Of Fire I
2. Cloak Of Fire II
3. Cloak Of Fire III
4. Cloak Of Fire IV
5. Cloak Of Fire V
6. Cloak of Doom I
7. Cloak of Doom II
8. Cloak of Doom III
9. Cloak of Darkness I
10. Cloak of Darkness II
11. Cloak of Cloak

 

 


SOMNIVORE & CIRCLE OF OUROBORUS

Golden Blood

 

AUER-003 / 300x LP / June 2oo8

 

SOLD OUT

 

A1. Crosses Of Iron, Crosses Of Gold
A2. It Is Told (A Common Funeral)
A3. My Blood Is Melting
A4. A Bard And The Serpent

B1. A Storm Approaching
B2. The Parade
B3. A Homecoming (Emptiness Of An Empty Nest)
B4. We Com
e Through The Sun

 

 


TUHAT KUOLEMAA 

SEKUNNISSA

 

AUER-002 / 1000x CD / January 2oo7

 SOLD OUT

 

1. Nukahtaminen
2. Saatana Kehäänsä Kiertää
3. Vihainen Laulu
4. Näkyjä
5. Suomalainen Laulu
6. Mykkä Mies
7. Variksenjalat
8. Rauhan Marttyyrit
9. Taidat Olla Se Kolkko Vieras
10. Juuri

Tuhat Kuolemaa Sekunnissa is a neofolk outfit from Finland. Their music is dreamy, earthy, and yet also muscular. It feels carved from hard wood, bristling with a raw and rough texture that feels good against one’s skin. The heart of Tuhat Kuolemaa Sekunnissa lies in the triumvirate of acoustic guitars, electric bass, and masculine vocals. The guitars are powerful but subtle, often setting off in complementary rhythm parts that make for music that seems simple, yet shimmers with depth...
- Henry Lauer / Hex Magazine


SOMNIVORE

Clergy of Oneiros

 

AUER-001 / 1000x CD / January 2oo7

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1. Somnivore
2. Debate W
ith The Green Fairy
3. Lumi Ei Enää Sula Iholleni
4. Those Graves Under The Bay Of Bothnia
5. Allerleirauh
6. Ie Aie Yö

Clergy of Oneiros osoittaa Somnivoren olevan artisti joka osaa luoda rikkaan monipuolista ja vahvan elävää sekä tunnelmallista soundia joka ei istu valmiisiin lokeroihin. Omintakeinen ja myös miellyttävän orgaanisen ja rosoisen kuuloinen levy.
- John Björkman / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys

This is an album for dreamers, trance-explorers, and mystics. It feels primal, like a lake buried deep beneath the earth, cold and still and resonant with the distant sounds filtering through the Underworld. Although there is enough repetition and structure to keep the ear engaged, the album continually opens and closes doors into dreaming and forgetfulness. At times it can be an unsettling experience.
Clergy of Oneiros is not for every listener, being clad in shadow and eerie gloom. As an aid for trance, meditation, and inner exploration, however, it seems extremely well suited. Recommended for those with an ear for atmosphere, magic, and liminality of mood.
- Henry Lauer / Hex Magazine