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

8th March 2007


Tenhi etsii jousisoittajaa (viulisti, alttoviulisti tai sellisti) täydentämään live-kokoonpanoa ja mahdollisesti myös soittamaan levyille. Suunnitelmissa on keikkoja loppuvuodesta Euroopassa ja Suomessa. Nykyinen viulistimme ei pääse mukaan keikoille, joten etsimme korvaavaa esiintyjää.

Eli hyvän asenteen ja soittotaidon omaavat jousisoittajat voivat lähettää vapaamuotoisen tarinansa sähköpostitse sekä demon soitostaan yhteydenottoa varten. Tekninen suoritus ei ole tärkeintä vaan tulkinta ja hyvä tuntuma soittimeen.

Lähettäkää siis:
-taustatiedot (soittokokemus, ikä, asuinpaikka etc.)
-muutama demo soitosta mp3 muodossa


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:


25th January 2007

TENHI live


Yeah, it’s true. What there is more to say…see all of you there.

The show will probably be acoustic based and will concentrate on Airut themes. It will blow you away. We have huge windmachines.

We are also booking more shows for this year and you are better not to miss any of them.

15th January 2007

Go and vote for us!

Noise.fi Bubbling Underground Award
this competition thing is in finnish… http://www.noise.fi/vuosiaanestys/

also check:

Thanks a bunch for these videos.

31st December 2006


Thanks for the great support for all of our fans. 2006 has been a good year – no doubt next year will be even better!

Rock on, Ilmari

3rd August 2006

re-release of Chapter II in TENHI’s “Airut-saga and more

aamujen out 20.10.2006“Airut:aamujen” is the sequel of TENHI’s “Airut:ciwi” which was released in 2001. The piano driven “Airut:aamujen” was originally released in small limited edition thru our Utustudio in December 2004 under the name Harmaa. After signing it also to Prophecy we wanted to re-release it with the title TENHI and so bring the saga together.
Tenhi’s airut:saga is based on my and Ilmari Issakainen’s visions. The saga continues and explores further paths found in certain TENHI songs. The song ‘Kielo’ was the source of inspiration for the first two chapters. The third one “Airut:Savoie” will grow upon themes found in ‘Tuulenkaato’ and ‘Maa syttyy’ (Maaäet). We have already composed the material for “Airut:savoie” and shall enter the studio at the end of this summer.

Release date for TENHI “Airut:aamujen” is 20.10.2006, the track listing is as follows:
Saapuminen – Emerging
Seitsensarvi – Grey Shine Of June
Lävitseni Kaikkeen – Thru Me And Into Everything
Luopumisen Laulu – Eloign
Kuvajainen – Apparition
Oikea Sointi – Lay Down A Tune
Kahluu – Fury Revived
Hiensynty – Burning
Läheltä – A Brief Passing Moment

10th year celebration double album
Currently we are working with TENHI’s 10th year celebration double album, which will include rare and unreleased stuff along the years and alternative versions of the album songs, it will also include the demo from 1997 “Kertomuksia” and “Airut:ciwi” mcd and also unreleased airut:saga songs from 2001-2004.

28th June 2006

Tenhi on myspace

I have finally made a Tenhi myspace site www.myspace.com/tenhiband. It is pretty empty but I hope to put some stuff there soon.

There is also a site for fans to get together, thanks Juuri for that.

5th June 2006

Maaäet competition winners!

Thanks for your great ideas for the print — we decided to award prizes to several entries as we think we will use all of these designs or combinations of them. The prizes will be sent out within about one week… The winning entries are from, starting at top left: Bart Claeys, Mikko Lehto, and Juha Varis on the right; Erwin Hagens, Marten Winter below.

2nd June 2006

Maaäet competition closed

Now that May is over and done with, it’s about time to declare the Maaäet design competition closed. Thanks for all the entries! Stay tuned for results after the weekend.

17th May 2006

more about Maaäet competition


We have already got some great designs so thanks a lot. Just want to add that the designs can also be from your own graphics, photos or what ever just that they fit the mood of the album. Or you can mix them with album art…basically one can try anything.

9th May 2006

MAAÄET competition

This is an idea contest for all TENHI fans to design graphics for a MAAÄET t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt.

The designs should relate and fit to the graphics of the album. Be free to use all material from our website and even from the album art.

The proposal can be either for one (front) or two (front and back) side of the shirt. Printed area on one side shouldn’t be larger than A4 size (210mm x 297mm, vertical or horizontal). One can choose the color(s) of the print as well as the shirts.

Send your proposal in JPG-format (approximately 2mb) format to competition@utustudio.com until 31.5.2006 with your name and street address. We will then contact the winner.

The winner will be announced on 5.6.2006. We will also put the best works on display on the web page. The prize will be signed CD’s and all sort of rare items from TENHI vaults. We will hold the right to finalize the design before the manufacturing.

20th February 2006

HARMAA signed to Prophecy productions

verhoHARMAA has signed to Prophecy Productions. Harmaa has released the second chapter of the Airut saga ‘AIRUT:AAMUJEN a year ago thru UTUstudio. Prophecy will now re-release it and distribute it worldwide apart from Finland (UTUstudio) and Russia and Baltic States (Irond).

The recordings for the next HARMAA album will start this spring.

15th February 2006



The errors of the booklet was due to the pressing company. The new ones are now under production and will be ready till the end of this month.

some REVIEWS of Maaäet


  • 4/5 KERRANG




  • 9/10 METAL SHOCK



  • 5/6 Scream