27th January 2007

UTUstudio production

Marja’s fifth studio album Polku (‘path’) will be released in 15. February 2007. This time the arrangements and production are made by Ilmari Issakainen and Tyko Saarikko, two members of the Finnish neofolk band Tenhi.

Marja Mattlar is as uncompromising in concert as she is in studio, preferring to perform solo with classical guitar in small rooms with no amplification. She has performed in this way in many small country villages throughout Finland and abroad, making full use of the intimate contact with the audiences. When the situation is right, Marja will also perform in larger spaces with amplification and a few backing musicians.

More news and song samples at:


4 Responses to “UTUstudio production”

  1. These samples sound wonderful! You can expect a review of the whole album in the near future, once I’m able to get it…

  2. Finally got the album and parts of it sounds a lot like Tenhi. In some parts the pronunciation is a bit too dramatic for my taste, however the vocals are very good.

    Overall, production is great, some songs like “Kuin taivaissa” doesn’t really fit for my taste, but then again songs like “Etkä sinä minua”, “Sanoiksi lauluun” and “Mikä jää” are perfect.

  3. I love it, a welcome surprise…

    review by me: http://www.eveningoflight.nl/en/reviews/mattlar_polku.htm

  4. almost they’re ordinary

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