Tenhi have after years of silence returned with an embarrassment of riches. The Finnish neofolk legends have at long last released their much anticipated new album “Valkama” and they have made all their recordings from 1997 to 2023 available on 14 vinyl LPs in a limited hardcover slipcase box under the title “Collected Works 2023.”
Experience it for yourself here: http://lnk.spkr.media/tenhi-valkama
Watch the official video for the track “Rintamaan” through the Youtube player below:
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. The journey from this world to the other is more abstract and peaceful while still crossing dark waters, but after a decade Tenhi have found the harbour called “Valkama.”
We’ve pressed this masterful offering on CD and LP including a limited edition transparent clear vinyl variant. We also have a 2CD 36 page art book with 3 bonus tracks.
Meanwhile – the box set includes the latest full-length “Valkama” and remastered versions of most of their albums. There is a limited to 300 variant of the box set with black vinyl and a limited to 200 variant with transparent clear vinyl. Both editions feature gorgeous 5 double-sided 30x30cm art-prints. Suffice it to say “Collected Works 2023” is the ultimate tenhiI listening experience.
09. Elokuun linnut
10. Sydämes on tiel
11. Veden elein
12. Aina sininen aina