12th December 2023

Exciting News: ‘Valkama’ Album Nominated for Finnish Emma Awards in Etno Category!

9th June 2023

Valkama release date!

25th May 2023

Elokuun linnut lyric video

19th May 2023

Cover feature and great review of Valkama on Inferno Magazine

19th April 2023

Lyric video for the title track Valkama

15th March 2023

Valkama pre-order (released June 9, 2023) and new track ‘Saattue’ lyric video

From a decade of twilight, Finnish dark folk ensemble Tenhi return to the light with a lyric video for the new track ´Saattue´ (“convoy”) as the first single taken from “Valkama” (“harbour”, “shelter”), released on June 9, 2023. https://youtu.be/B6Jo_6ZgE8M

“Valkama” — alongside the 14 LP box set “Collected Works 2023” — is available as CD, 36-page hardcover CD artbook with bonus CD, and gatefold 2LP (black or clear). http://lnk.spkr.media/tenhi-valkama

“We are proud to present this lyric video”, Tyko Saarikko writes on behalf of the band. “This record has been long in the making, but finally we found the haven, ‘Valkama’, that we’ve been searching for. The background picture of the video is actually the cover art of the album. We truly enjoyed making the cover come alive by using simple yet effective means such as candlelight and real smoke, which is giving it a more eerie feeling.”

8th March 2023

‘Valkama’ teaser

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.

19th September 2017

The Pale Harbor

28th August 2017

Mixing and mixing and yet again mixing…

We have been doing a lot of mixing – obviously…
Sounds are getting really interesting.
Liking the vibe of the record.

21st July 2017

A Northern Summer

Ok – here is where we are literally now.
Landscapes filled with lovely summer pastures.
No fish caught yet…
Little sunshine, a whole lot of rain.
Waiting for the berries and mushrooms to grow.
The other night there was this really odd bird singing in the night.
Never heard that one before.
And I did clean up the outside grill.

What else?

We have been doing some mixing too.
Some rerecording of piano parts as well.
Nothing sounds as good as the old clang of Tyko’s grand piano.
There is just something special in those old instruments that
are close to falling apart.

A good bunch of songs are nearly there.
Next big effort will be there art around the music.

11th January 2017

31st December 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Really looking forward to year 2017. Recordings for our forth coming album ‘Valkama’ are basically done. Next step is mixing and drafting out the cover artwork, for which we have an ambitious concept. Let’s see how it plays out.

Here is a first raw mix iphone-snippet from the song ‘Veden elein’, which we are quite pleased with. It only took couple of hours to hatch. Strange.

Current track listing:

Rinta maan
Sydämes on tiel
Elokuun linnut
Veden elein
Aina sininen aina

6th October 2016

Small Pockets of Success


The main bulk of work is done. We finally cracked the mystery of finding the route in.
Steering now towards our vision. The new thing is emerging. Little shadowy still but shapes and stories are coming to focus…

Vocals are going next under the magnifying glass.

The lyrics need some work as well.

After that shifting to art work..

Good Fall for all,

10th February 2016

Towards light and a few Resolutions


Hello Dear Fans,

Year has changed again – but it seems that we are still the same.
Tenhi Core team Tyko, Tuukka and I taking small trips to audio wonderland
trying to figure out the elusive art of making records.

Music goes the same old lane for us.
Slow evolution and then degeneration and then distraction etc.
Lots of experimentation has certainly occurred.
And lots of songs too. Some of them good – some of them need a little work.
We are committed to bring you the best – the VERY BEST. THE ….ok

One thing is for certain ( our new year’s resolution) no more festival live shows…
Next live show will be a concert of our own making. But we will finish the forth coming album before this.

Love for Music is still there.

Best, Ilmari

29th September 2015




There are few images left from the Prophecy fest art show. If you are interested buying one please ask from epost (@) prophecy (dot) de.

Also few wall canvases with Folk Aesthetic-logo remains. Those are for sale for 25€ (including shipping world wide). Buy them and support the band directly by sending email to tenhi (@) utustudio (dot) com.

21st September 2015

Prophecy Fest 2015

from mexico

It was such a pleasure to meet all of you fans and experience the beautiful atmosphere at the Prophecy Fest 2015. There were people from over thirty different countries including Finland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Egypt, Chile, Mexico (thanks for the gifts), China, and even from Tasmania – pretty much the opposite side of the world! You are the best!

Everything was set up for the most beautiful evening and a great show. It must be a cruel twist of fate that the monitor sound (meaning no sound at all) on stage was the most terrible we have ever experienced on our live shows. Too much energy and focus went off rails just trying to hear anything else than drums.

Anyway for us meeting all of you was alone worth the trip – hope you got something in return too!

With love and respect,

16th September 2015

Art exhibition at Prophecy Fest





Just few days till the fest and things are shaping up!

The exhibition art pieces are looking amazing. Presented will be Saivo images, some Folk Aesthetic images and festival poster design. The images are printed on vintage wooden panels and the sizes differ from 1189mm x 598mm to 420mm x 841mm. These exclusive and signed images are for sale – a chance to get truly unique Tenhi-art pieces!

Available for purchase are also couple of smaller A5-size images printed on wooden cards and wall canvases with Folk Aesthetic graphic.

Get your own copies and be sure to bring them to the signing session!

See you soon!

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