Hello fans of our noise,
There have been rumours circulating that perhaps Tyko and I have entered the next reality and abandoned our earthly remains…
Surely this is not that case. The band and persons behind the scenes are doing just fine. Our focus and energy is constantly where our art lies.
Somewhat intentionally/unintentionally our feed has been at minimal level…
We are the most anaemic updaters and posters of stuff concerning the band.
Here are few things happening:
-studio – we have gathered a lot of old dirty analog stuff…nice hybrid set up (for tech geeks)
-music – too much songs to work on (and no good ones…)
-concept – yes yes. It will be a story and concept album (…not a disney one)
-Collaboration – with Ville Valo and Mikael Åkerfeldt (not this time…)
So there shut up whining about posts!!!!
One update post for year should be enough…
…next update coming 2015
We have built us a great location for recording and the preliminary material done there shows real potential. The effort was to make a longer term base for our creative work. Basic schema for the coming album is being unfolded and we have some ten new songs hatching up. Currently we are laying down basic tracks for the songs.
Some new working titles for the songs are:
Sydämes on tiel
Finnish Femma nomination
We are happy to announce that Tenhi is nominated for a Finnish Femma award in “folk” category. The Femma music awards is an alternative event for more commercial and mainstream Emma awards. The event is held tomorrow in Club Virgin Oil Helsinki.
From Prophecy newsletter:
With pleasure we announce that Tenhi, one of the first and most productive Prophecy bands, extended their contract with Prophecy for two further albums. Since the “Hallavedet” single CD (1998), Tenhi released five studio albums and the anniversary compilation “Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006″ via Prophecy. The cooperation has so far been topped off by the comprehensive vinyl box set “The Collected Works”, which was released in December 2011 and comprises Tenhi’s complete body of work.
Tyko Saarikko (Tenhi) on the contract extension: “We are happy and proud that we will continue on the path we started with Prophecy Productions fifteen years ago. The accomplished albums have been based on our artistic freedom and Prophecy’s patience to let us choose our own pace of creating music. We feel confident that by extending the collaboration with Prophecy our expression has the opportunity to refine and even grow into new lengths.”
The passages has been revealed.
Listen free at Inferno magazine or from spotify etc.
Also new promo pics added to the photos page.
Saivo nyt tilattavissa ennakkoon levykauppax:stä.
Pre-orders in Finland from levykauppax.
Here are couple of reviews that might interest you and web banner for download and to spread the word.
Review in Kogaionon
Review in infernalmasquerade
Here is a video we made for Saivon kimallus and Siniset runot from Saivo album.
The long-awaited new Tenhi album “Saivo” is due out on November 25 and can now be pre-ordered in three different versions:
“Saivo” CD: The budget edition of Tenhi’s sixth album in jewel case format. Prophecy online shop price: 9.99 Euro incl. worldwide shipping.
“Saivo” Digipak CD: Limited portrait format Digipak incl. enhanced 32 page booklet. Prophecy online shop price: 14.99 Euro incl. worldwide shipping.
“Saivo” Artbook CD+DVD: Hardcover artbook, limited to 1.000 copies, in broadsheet format (size 28×28 cm), 60 pages + bonus DVD incl. “Saivo” in extremly high audio quality (96 khz/ 24bit). Prophecy online shop price: 29.99 Euro incl. worldwide shipping.
In tandem with “Saivo”, November 25 will also see the release of an opulent wooden box including Tenhi’s collected works on vinyl. The 33x33x7 cm sized box is limited to 500 copies only. It is made of heavy birch wood and the top comes ornated with a branded Tenhi logo and “The Collected works”. Apart from all Tenhi releases in their vinyl version (see below) the box also features a 160(!)-page and approx. 21×15 cm sized book including selected full-color and black/white graphics of all Tenhi album artworks as well as all lyrics and liner notes. Also included are posters of all Tenhi cover artworks and a numbered and handsigned authentication certificate.
- Kauan (LP)
- Väre (LP)
- Maaäet (2LP)
- Airut:Aamujen (LP)
- Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006 (3LP)
- Saivo (2LP)
Pre-order now: Tenhi “The Collected Works” 10 LP box
Saivo will finally see its release after four years of painstaking work on November 25th, 2011.
1. Saivon Kimallus
2. Pojan Kiiski
4. Pienet Purot
5. Sateen Soutu
10. Paluu Joelle
12. Siniset Runot
Further exciting information on “Saivo” as well as pre-order info soon!
The cover artwork of upcoming “Saivo” album is unveiled now. More to follow!
The release date will be November 25, 2011
Further info concerning the release coming up…
It is Done.
Both music and covers are the most ambitious work from us ever. Now we are completely satisfied with it.
More news concerning the release date coming.
Cheers and thanks for support to all our fans!
It seems that every album from Tenhi has taken a lot of time and love to be completed – Saivo is no exception for sure.
I will try to open a bit where we are at the moment so that you can get a grasp of the current issues we are dealing with.
First of all it seems that we have done now the string arrangements that we planned for this album. Personally I am pleased about the results – tones and textures are earthy and dynamic. The last parts for the songs were played with contrabass which is a new addition to our soundscape. The strings will accompany guitars really nicely on this record…
Now we are entering the mastering phase. The final touches and tweaking is done to get the record out. Knowing us this can take a while though!
A big question is that will Saivo be double album…?
Anyways it will be a good one…
On October 29, the Tenhi albums “Kauan” (1999), “Väre” (2002), “Maaäet” (2006), “Airut:Aamujen” (2006), as well as the 3-CD compilation “Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006″ (2007) will be re-issued in noble, portrait format digibooks with massively extended booklets in a limited edition of 1.500 copies each. The limited Tenhi collector’s box “The Collected Works 1997-2007″ (lim. 500) containing all five digibooks plus a Tenhi logo patch will be released at the same date. All products are available for pre-order in Prophecy’s online shop now:
Tenhi: Kauan (Digibook CD) (lim. 1.500, 64 page booklet)
Tenhi: Väre (Digibook CD) (lim. 1.500, 64 page booklet)
Tenhi: Maaäet (Digibook CD) (lim. 1.500, 72 page booklet)
Tenhi: Airut:Aamujen (Digibook CD) (lim. 1.500, 48 page booklet)
Tenhi: Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006 (Digibook 3CD) (lim. 1.500, 72 page booklet)
Tenhi: The Collected Works 1997-2007 (Boxset) (lim. 500, incl. patch)
Sorry for the sparse updates about ‘Saivo’. We hoped to get the album out this summer and didn’t want to disappoint you before all hope was gone. Despite the hopefully final delays, the album is well underway and the final parts are being recorded within couple of weeks, namely choirs and cello parts. We plan to finish our works on the album by the end of August eventually. ‘Saivo’ has taken its time and we didn’t want to rush it. Almost every of the songs has gone through a huge variety of alternative arrangements until we felt that we had achieved best result.
Another excellent news is that Prophecy Prophecy productions will rerelease all our previous full-length albums: ‘Kauan’, ‘Väre’, ‘Airut:aamujen’ and ‘Maaäet’ with special and significantly enhanced booklets and artwork. Stay tuned for more information about these re-issues!
A sincere thanks to everyone for comments and patience…
It is truly nice to see that our music is echoing all around the world!
So have a nice one!
Just finished writing the lyrics for the new album and now we are going to start recording the vocals. I also shot some 8mm footage during the summer from which I hope to craft a music video for a song from the new album. Also Ilmari took some great photos which we are probably going use in the covers.
We have just finished the bass recording sessions for Saivo and things look great! It seems that we are heading for a slow, deep and dark waters…
Hopefully we will put some clips online later on — this might be tomorrow or few years from now.
So stay tuned and have a good Easter.