• Distribution,  Vinyl

    Tenhi – ValKama

    Tenhi – Valkama (Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold, Clear)
    Label: Prophecy Productions – PRO 351 LP
    Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2023
    Style: Folk Rock, Neofolk

    Tenhi – Valkama (Vinyl 2-LP Gatefold, Clear)
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
    Ref: PRO 351 LP (Solo envíos a España)

    €39 EUR
    Envío y manipulación €9,95 EUR
    Total €48,95 EUR

    Pago €48,95 EUR

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    When night falls onto the sub-arctic landscapes of the Land of the Thousand Lakes, in the twilight of forest and swamps, the veils between our reality and the otherworld grow thin. It is at those times that stories such as ‘the fairy tale that never was’ leak into the lyrics and music of TENHI. On their sixth album, «Valkama», which translates as ‘harbour’ or ‘shelter’ among other meanings, the Finns originally began telling of a journey that was meant as a fairy tale in a burning, war-torn village and the crossing over dark waters to an island of the dead. The island is called Verisurma (‘the place for those who have suffered blood-death’) in Finnish folklore, where those dwell that died in war or were killed with a blade, and who shed blood on its shore forever. Yet, during the ten years that TENHI were working on the album, our reality started to bleed into the otherworld with its own terrors and wars. Year after year, the musicians felt their story becoming more and more real until the point was reached that the band decided to change course. Although echoes of the original work are still audible in the final music and visible in the artwork, the album now feels more harmonious and comforting, even brighter. TENHI could hardly have picked a more suitable band-name. This old Finnish word means a person that is an ‘elder’ or ‘shaman’. And while the shamans of the ancient nomadic Finns are the guardians against but also the mediators between their communities and the spirit world, TENHI are their musical equivalent as a liminal force between dark folk, folk rock, and even reaching out into the normally electrified world of metal. The latter invites comparison with WARDRUNA and HEILUNG, although in a spiritual meaning and certainly not by way of a stylistic comparison. TENHI were conceived by guitarist and vocalist Tyko Saarikko in 1996. Ilmari Issakainen joined the band a few years later. Together they form the creative core of the group. After self-releasing the demo «Kertomuksia» (1997) and the MCD «Hallavedet» (1998), the Finns immediately hit a nerve with their debut full-length «Kauan» in 1999. TENHI started into the new millennium with another MCD entitled «Airut:ciwi» (2000), which was followed by a string of albums from «Väre» (2002) via «Maaäet» (2006) and «Airut:aamujen» (2006) to «Saivo» (2011). With each new album, the Finns continued to grow a dedicated following that is coming from different musical directions. From the start, TENHI have combined acoustic instrumentation and a traditional vibe with structures based on contemporary rock music. While their previous full-length «Saivo» tilted more towards an ambient-style and panoramic soundtrack feeling, «Valkama» returns to a more song-oriented approach – even though the tracks retain an epic and meandering format. «Valkama» comes with the trademark Finnish longing and melancholia, but despite its audible darkness, TENHI offer a musical outlet from the horrors of the modern world. In the twilight world of the North, «Valkama» is the silver-lining on the horizon promising shelter and peace.

    01. Saattue
    02. Kesävihanta
    03. Valkama
    04. Rintamaan
    05. Rannankukka
    06. Laineinen
    07. Hele
    08. Ulapoi
    09. Elokuun linnut
    10. Sydämes on tiel
    11. Veden elein
    12. Aina sininen aina

  • Distribution

    Tenhi ‎– Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006

    Tenhi ‎– Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006

    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 089 LU;
    Format: 3 × CD, Compilation, Reissue , Limited Edition
    Format: 3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
    Country: Germany
    Released: 13 Jan 2017
    Style: Folk Rock, Neofolk

    The ten-year-anniversary compilation

    In order to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band, TENHI treat their fans to an all-inclusive, three-CD compilation. This is not to be seen as a regular album, but rather as a collection of rare tracks for die-hard fans.
    “Folk Aesthetics 1996–2006” is completed by a spectacular booklet of 76 pages, containing not only liner notes, the entire lyrics and their translations, but also fascinating drawings and paintings courtesy of band member Tyko Saarikko.

    Available editions:
    – 3CD Digibook
    – Vinyl 3LP (black 180g vinyl) incl. printed inner sleeves and protection sleeve (500 copies available)

    Kertomuksia Demo 1997
    I-1. Näkin Laulu
    I-2. Havuisissa Saleissa
    I-3. Tenhi

    Hallavedet MCD 1998
    I-4. Hallavedet
    I-5. Hiljaiseksi Lampi Jää

    Airut:Ciwi MCD 2001
    I-6. Tuulennostatus
    I-7. Kielo
    I-8. Ciwenkierto

    Alternatives And Unreleased
    II-1. Kausienranta
    II-2. Suortuva
    II-3. Etäisyyksien Taa
    II-4. Linnuit
    II-5. Tuulenkaato
    II-6. Sydänvalkea
    II-7. Kuoppa
    II-8. Korvenraivaajat
    II-9. Kielo
    II-10. Niin Auer Hiljaa Vie

    Kaski 1996-2006
    III-1. Häie
    III-2. Luo Varjo
    III-3. Koiranlainen Peura
    III-4. Suruiksi Soi
    III-5. Sarahdus
    III-6. Tuuli Varista
    III-7. Laule
    III-8. Vasen
    III-9. Neidiie

  • Distribution

    Tenhi ‎– Saivo

    Tenhi ‎– Saivo
    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 119 LP
    Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 13 Jan 2017
    Style: Folk Rock, Neofolk

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    This-worldly sorrow and other-worldly joy

    The long gestation period of “Saivo” (four years) shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows and treasures Tenhi’s modus operandi. The Finnish musicians follow their vision mercilessly down to the smallest minutiae, which means that all of the songs have seen various arrangements and the adding of new elements until all the details of the album fit into the overall picture. On “Saivo”, Tenhi use a largely consistent instrumentation to inform the tracks with cohesion and unison. Guitar and piano are the predominant instruments; at times, they are supplemented by percussion, strings, and polyphonic vocals, all in order to create a melancholic realm of sound characterised by this-worldly sorrow and other-worldly joy. The result is an album that is introverted in the truest sense of the word: just as it is believed that Saivo, the realm of the dead, may only be reached by an access under ambiguous lakes and that the journey leads to a mirror image of this world, Tenhi’s “Saivo” also looks to the inner realms.

    Vinyl 2LP (black 140g vinyl) incl. printed inner sleeves and protection sleeve (500 copies available)

    1. Saivon Kimallus
    2. Pojan Kiiski
    3. Pienet Purot
    4. Uloin
    5. Sateen Soutu
    6. Haaksi
    7. Surunuotta
    8. Savoie
    9. Vuoksi
    10. Paluu Joelle
    11. Sees
    12. Siniset Runot

  • GH Records

    Tenhi ‎– Airut:Aamujen

    Label: Auerbach Tonträger ‎– AB 017 LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Released:13 Jan 2017
    Style: Folk Rock, Neofolk 

    The “Airut” saga goes on

    Merely eight months after their recent studio album ‘Maaäet’, Tenhi present the piano-dominated ‘Airut:Aamujen’, the next chapter in the band’s own ‘Airut’ saga in autumn 2006. The album is the sequel to Tenhi’s ‘Airut:Ciwi’ EP (2001), especially to the track ‘Kielo’. It was originally released in a small limited edition through Tenhi’s own Utustudio label in December 2004 under the name Harmaa.

    – Vinyl LP (black 140g vinyl) incl. printed inner sleeve and protection sleeve (500 copies available)

    1. Saapuminen – Emerging
    2. Seitsensarvi – Grey Shine Of June
    3. Lävitseni Kaikkeen – Thru Me And Into Everything
    4. Luopumisen Laulu – Eloign
    5. Kuvajainen – Apparition
    6. Oikea Sointi – Lay Down A Tune
    7. Kahluu – Fury Revived
    8. Hiensynty – Burning
    9. Läheltä – A Brief Passing Moment

    Buy: 19,50 € http://gh-records.com/1481-tenhi-airut-aamujen.html

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  • Distribution

    Looking for Europe – The Neofolk Compendium

    Various Artists – Looking for Europe – The Neofolk Compendium

    Label: Index Verlag
    Format: 4 × CD, Compilation, Reissue
    Country: Germany
    Released: 03 Aug 2007
    Style: Pop Rock, Modern Classical, Avantgarde, Neofolk, Minimal, Electro, Experimental 

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    Compilation released in tandem with the same-titled book

    In tandem with the book “Looking For Europe”, we released this 4-CD compilation featuring artists such as Scott Walker, Nico, Death In June, The Strawbs, Sol Invictus, Laibach, Test Department, Fire + Ice, Blood Axis, Genesis P. Orridge, Changes, Ordo Equitum Solis, Empyrium, Hagalaz’ Runedance, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, The Royal Family And The Poor feat. Peter Hook (New Order, Joy Division), Der Blutharsch, Allerseelen, Tenhi, Boyd Rice, Kirlian Camera, Paul Giovanni/Magnet, Orplid, Ataraxia, Ernte, SiebenPop Rock, Modern Classical, Avantgarde, Neofolk, Minimal, Electro, Experimental , and many more.