31st December 2018

Hello Dear Fans.

Another year rolls by faster than anticipated. A lot has happened for the band and we have been working slowly but steadily towards our next release.

One of the biggest and time-consuming events has been moving our headquarters/studio to a new location. It took a long while to find a suitable space for our needs but we finally managed to get a perfect place, which also hopefully speeds things up in the future.

Along the year we also acquired some interesting instruments and equipment, which will leave their mark on the coming sonic landscapes. Especially the vintage analog reverb and delay units have stolen our hearts. Particularly the legendary bigger than piano-sized plate reverb Emt 140 and the “mother of all spring reverbs” Akg bx20 really shine.

The song selection for the next release has been more or less the same during last few last years – but we have reworked some things and now we are content with the material. Our goal is to be ready with the music in 2019. A lot of the art work needs to done so no proper schedule for the actual release can be given at the moment.

Have a nice one.

Cheers from all the members of Tenhi.

16th September 2015

New merchandize!

folk aesthetic hoodie

folk aesthetic shirt

demo shirt


Tenhi merchandise with two classic designs will be available on Prophecy Fest! “Folk Aesthetic” (t-shirt, girlie, zipper) and “Kertomuksia” (t-shirt).

25th August 2015

Knee Deep in rehearsing


Hello Dear Fans,

Only few rehearsals before hitting the balve gig…

Still some things to be done on our checklist but some sort of musical shape is emerging finally.

There will be no pyrotechnics, no bells and whistles — just poorly played Tenhi songs for your amusement!

Hope to see as many of you dear fans there as possible. This might be the only live event for some time now. And you know when we talk about “some time” it might mean a BIG while.

Line up for the show:

Tyko Saarikko
vocals, ac. guitar

Ilmari Issakainen
ac.guitar, vocals

Tuukka Tolvanen
ac. guitar, vocals

Jaakko Hilppö
bass, vocals

Inka Eerola

Jussi Lehtinen
piano, vocals

Raimo Kovalainen

14th February 2013

New album and Finnish Femma award nomination

New album

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:

Veden elein
Veresi säe
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.

31st October 2011

“Saivo” CD and “The Collected Works” 10 LP wooden box now available for pre-order

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.

Included vinyl:
– 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

2nd July 2010

“Saivo” and back catalogue re-releases

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!

23rd October 2009

Saivo teaser

Here is a little teaser we made for you.

10th April 2009

A day – A year?


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.

16th October 2008

Night of Folk Aesthetic

Thanks for everyone who showed up. It was a real pleasure to play for you. Unfortunately the bar closed rather early so there wasn’t any time to hang around after the show. We are surely keen on playing soon again in Helsinki but for now we concentrate on the new album.

Also special thanks for the amazing shows goes for Matt Howden of Sieben and Jochen and Tom of Dornenreich.


10th October 2008

Night of Folk Aesthetic timetable

The current timetable is:

20.00 Doors open

21.00 Sieben 60min

22.15 Dornenreich 60min

23.30 Tenhi 90min

02.00 Closing time

7th August 2008

Maaäet ja Folk Aesthetic paitoja nyt saatavilla

The hoodies and shirts are currently sold out from us but one can order them from Prophecy Productions online shop GRAU.

Nyt on mahdollisuus pukeutua asiallisesti tulevalle keikalle. Erä Maaäet ja Folk Aesthetic t-paitoja (15€ + posti) ja huppareita (30€ + posti) saatavana meikäläiseltä.

Kiinnostuneet voivat kysellä lisää tyko.saarikko(miuku)utustudio.com

17th June 2008

TENHI & DORNENREICH & SIEBEN live in Helsinki/Finland October 11th 2008

posterNight of Folk Aesthetic
We are really happy to announce thrilling news for all who have waited for our live performance here in Finland. We will play our first show in Helsinki at club Gloria 11.10.2008. Moreover we are extremely proud to bring DORNENREICH and SIEBEN first time to Finland to play with us at ‘Night of Folk Aesthetic’. We are also looking for fourth band as opening act so there is more to it still. TENHI and DORNENREICH will play special acoustic based shows so this is something surely not to be missed. More detailed news to follow.

New album SAIVO
We are finished upgrading our studio and we will continue the recording after celebrating the midsummer’s eve.

I am sorry to announce that the wall-flags were sold out after couple of days after the news was released. I will however make second edition of them as so many fans have been asking for them. These will not be sold on pre-sale so please don’t ask for them before I announce that they are ready after couple of months.

21st February 2008

News in three chapters



The new songs for the coming album ‘Saivo’ are evolving nicely. We however stand now in a rather unorthodox situation as we never have had so much new material waiting to be recorded.

Here are some working titles for the songs.

-rinta maan
-kuolleet lehdet
-vapaus saimaa
-pojan kiiski
-laulu kuolevalla
-maa ja veri
-paluu joelle
-polku rantaan
-pienet purot

Ilkka Salminen is no longer in Tenhi

Ilkka Salminen has now officially left the band. We decided to announce this as there has been some speculation around the matter.

This isn’t a dramatic change in the band at all but rather awaited decision. His contribution has decreased along the years and his personal interests lie elsewhere, while for us the band has become even more crucial part of our lives.
Despite this he will still be around as a friend for sure…

So thanks for the past years –rock on!

Here by Ilkka’s own words:

Dear fans,

I have now officially left Tenhi.

This is my own decision and I want you to know that it happens in the best spirit between all of us. It might not be a surprise for you, as my contribution in Tenhi has decreased ever since we released Maaäet. For the time being I haven’t got the possibility to devote myself to Tenhi anymore with the same intensity as Tyko and Ilmari.

I’m extremely proud and happy for everything we achieved in Tenhi and it all means an awful lot to me. I feel privileged that for the past decade I was given the possibility to create music with such talents as Tyko and Ilmari. I think Tenhi is doing very well in their care, and I encourage them to carry on the Tenhi saga for a long time.

On my behalf I’d like to thank all of you Tenhi fans for the fantastic support you’ve given throughout the years. I wish you all the best, keep Tenhi flame burning!

Ilkka Salminen

Wall-flags etc.
We have made limited edition of wall-flags from three ‘Folk Aesthetic’ graphics (10 copies from each, with signatures). We will put them on Utustudio online shop for sale as well as TENHI shirts/sweatshirts later this spring.

29th December 2007

Have a great new year!

All the best for the coming year on behalf of Tenhi.
Here is one video from our small tour in Germany. It is a live acoustic guitar version of ‘luopumisen laulu’ from airut:aamujen. Thanks Hilmar for shooting it.
We also did new lay-out for out site including the ‘folk aesthetic’ graphics. Hope you will like it. More news about the new album entitled ‘Saivo’ and new utustudio merchandize (wall-flags etc.) in the first weeks in 2008.

12th September 2007


zwischenwelten by Senad Palic

So the small tour is over. Thanks for everyone who showed up for the shows. We were extremely happy to see so much fans and people interested in our music. We also would like to thank Neun Welten for taking good care of us and being great band to tour with.

Only one conclusion can be made after these shows and the feedback we got… we certainly will do loads of more shows in the future. We hadn’t tried this acoustic line-up before but it really worked great.

We will upload some photos of the events soon. Fans are free to send us some photos so we can share the atmosphere of the shows to others as well. Here are some pre-taste of the Zwischenwelten festival shooted by Senad Palic.

Zwischenwelten festival photos by Senad Palic.

8th August 2007

Live lineup

The lineup for the coming acoustic based shows is:

Jaakko Hilppö: bass, vocals
Ilmari Issakainen: acoustic guitar, vocals
Paula Rantamäki: violin
Tyko Saarikko: acoustic guitar, vocals
Tuukka Tolvanen: acoustic guitar, vocals

28th July 2007

Kausienranta / Folk Aesthetic video

Update: Hi-res version now available:


Here is a teaser video of the song kausienranta from the “folk aesthetic” album, featuring the album’s artwork. Hi-res version available soon. Enjoy.

4th June 2007

Tenhi ‘Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006’ to be released 06.08.2007

Prophecy just confirmed the release date.

5th May 2007

New Live Dates ‘Folk Aesthetic -tour’ with Neun Welten

6.9. Berlin – Maschinenhaus (http://www.kesselhaus-berlin.de)
7.9. Nürnberg – Diskothek Loop (http://www.loopclub.de)
8.9. Zwischenwelten Festival ­ Koblenz (http://www.zwischenwelten.net)
9.9. Leipzig – Moritzbastei (http://www.moritzbastei.de)

We will play songs from along the years and a couple of new ones with acoustic set. Neun Welten will join us for this small tour.

4th May 2007

Tenhi ‘Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006’ – compilation


Good news for anyone who has been craving for rare and unreleased material from us.

We just finished mastering the music and completing the cover artwork of the 10th year celebration compilation album called Tenhi ‘Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006’. It includes over three hours of rare and unreleased material from the years 1996-2006. The release date is not sure yet but it will be released during this summer/autumn. The idea is to make a “book-like“ format with some info about each song, lyrics and translations and more. I also drew the artwork specially for it. More news posted soon about the release date.

The final track listing is:

CD 1

Kertomuksia (demo 1997)
näkin laulu
havuisissa saleissa

Hallavedet (mcd 1998)
hiljaiseksi lampi jää

Airut:ciwi (mcd 2000)

CD 2

kausienranta (unreleased)
suortuva (alternative version)
etäisyyksien taa (from promo 1997)
linnuit (unreleased)
tuulenkaato (alternative version)
sydänvalkea (unreleased)
kuoppa (demo version)
korvenraivaajat (jäljen demo version)
kielo (bonus song from Kauan album 1999)
niin auer hiljaa vie (bonus song from Kauan album 1999)

CD 3
Unreleased album entity called ‘Kaski’. (Swidden).

luo varjo
koiranlainen peura
suruiksi soi
tuuli varista