TENHI have listened to their many adherents that have long been clamouring for a new collection. The Finnish dark folk progenies make all their recordings from 1997 to 2023 available on 14 vinyl LPs in a limited hardcover slipcase box under the title "Collected Works 2023". The material includes the latest full-length "Valkama" and most of the albums have been remastered. The box exists in two versions, one in black (ltd. 300) and the other in clear transparent (ltd. 200) vinyl. Both editions include 5 double-sided 30x30cm art-prints. TENHI could hardly have picked a more suitable band-name. This old Finnish word means a person that is an 'elder' or 'shaman'. And while the shamans of the ancient nomadic Finns are the guardians against but also the mediators between their communities and the spirit world, TENHI are their musical equivalent as a liminal force between dark folk, folk rock, and even reaching out into the normally electrified world of metal. The latter invites comparison with WARDRUNA and HEILUNG, although in a spiritual meaning and certainly not by way of a stylistic comparison. TENHI were conceived by guitarist and vocalist Tyko Saarikko in 1996. Ilmari Issakainen joined the band a few years later. Together they form the creative core of the group. After self-releasing the demo "Kertomuksia" (1997) and the MCD "Hallavedet" (1998), the Finns immediately hit a nerve with their debut full-length "Kauan" in 1999. TENHI started into the new millennium with another MCD entitled "Airut:ciwi" (2000), which was followed by a string of albums from "Väre" (2002) via "Maaäet" (2006), "Airut:aamujen" (2006), and "Saivo" (2011) to "Valkama" (2023). With each new release, the Finns continued to grow a dedicated following that is coming from different musical directions. From the start, TENHI have combined acoustic instrumentation and a traditional vibe with structures based on contemporary rock music. While their previous full-length "Saivo" tilted more towards an ambient-style and panoramic soundtrack feeling, "Valkama" returned to a more song-oriented approach – even though the tracks retain an epic and meandering format. The glorious complete works of the Finnish dark folk pioneers are made available in the two stunning vinyl box editions: "Collected Works 2023"!
Hardcover slipcase box incl.14 LPs (black vinyl in polylined inner sleeves) with all Tenhi recordings from 1997-2023 (mostly remastered) and 5 double-sided artprints (30x30cm). (300 copies available)
"Kertomuksia / Hallavedet" LP (remastered, incl. 1 bonus track*)
"Kauan" gatefold 2LP (remastered, incl. 2 bonus tracks*)
"Väre" gatefold 2LP (remastered, incl. "Airut:Ciwi" EP and 3 bonus tracks*)
"Maaäet" gatefold 2LP (remastered, incl. 4 bonus tracks*)
"Kaski" gatefold 2LP (remastered)
"Saivo" gatefold 2LP
"Valkama" gatefold 2LP (incl. etching on side D)
* the bonus tracks are taken from the "Folk Aesthetic 1996-1997" disc 2 ("Alternatives And Unreleased") and are now assigned to the album in which context they were originally recorded.