Release New Single & Visualizer “Kiss The Mountain” + Album Out Today!
Embrace the atmospheric auditory imagery of fantastical valleys of other fairytale dimensions and soon gone fireside bards. Dwell for just a moment in treasuries of dreamlands and ponderings that see mundane things turning into otherworldly miracles. Feel welcomed to embark on endless adventures on long roads untrodden and ships never sailed. As if frozen in time, you’ll be captivated by heart-burstingly elating fare-thee-wells for those dearly departed. Today the album is finally released, and treats us along with a third single and visualizer: “Kiss The Mountain”. II-Those We Don´t Speak Of The song lives and breathes from the beautiful, multiple-layered vocals. Sparsely but effective underlining instrumentation makes it a true candidate for a movie soundtrack. Vocalist Johanna Kurkela muses over the song as follows: “There’s a place at the edge of an ocean, where wind speaks through lungs of steel. A mountain awaiting a traveler. A dream awaiting a dreamer. You’ve come this far, do you dare to go all the way? Doubt may come and visit, but it’s just another friend along the journey. A gentle reminder of that perfect Kiss Of Life upon arrival. Imagine you’re already there. Find your smile, light a beacon, and let us hear you Roar!” Watch the visualizer here: https://youtu.be/dl8fLG95-KA Hear the soft words that empower those feeling inadequate and reassurance to others fearing death. AURI’s are the keys to a dimension of awe no one else sees. Only theirs to offer are the mystical, soundscapes and ethereal vocals. Theirs to hold are the magical powers that can melt the steeliest of hearts and make grown men cry. AURI invites the listener along for journeys no other band can provide. Come, my love – now it‘s calm enough to go. Order and listen to the new album here: https://auri.bfan.link/ii-those-we-dont-speak-of will be available in the following formats that you can now pre-order:CD digipak II – Those We Don’t Speak Of Earbook including CD and 36 booklet art pages LPredgold red marbled (NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 300) transparent + green marbled (Levykauppa exclusive, limited to 300) white + red marbled (UK exclusive, limited to 300) silver (bandshop exclusive, limited to 300) blue marbled (US exclusive, limited to 300) With a total running time of 50 minutes, the album consists of 10 captivating tracks: 1) Those We Don’t Speak Of 2) The Valley 3) The Duty Of Dust 4) Pearl Diving 5) Kiss The Mountain 6) Light And Flood 7) It Takes Me Places 8) The Long Walk 9) Scattered To The Four Winds 10) Fireside Bard Originally born in 2011 from the special connection of Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley, AURIwas first introduced to the world as late as 2018. Now complemented by the dynamic percussive talents of Kai Hahto, the threesome carves fantastical worlds entirely their own. The cover artwork comes once again from Janne “ToxicAngel” Pitkänen and bestows in its simplicity and depth. Line up: Johanna Kurkela | voices, violin, viola, keys Tuomas Holopainen | keys & backing voices Troy Donockley | guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, voices, keys
Photo credit: Mikko Linnavuori
Originally born in 2011 from the special connection of
Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen, and Troy Donockley, AURIwas first introduced to the world as late as 2018. Now complemented by the dynamic percussive talents of Kai Hahto, the threesome carves fantastical worlds entirely their own.
To its key members,
AURI is a creative outlet unconfined by the preconceptions caused by their other bands and their respective audiences. Leaning to Celtic folk and cinematic pop, yet not shackled by any specific genre, AURI isn´t the kind of music that can be described by words alone.
No, an equal effort of the enchanted three,
AURI runs a lane of completely their own. Unburdened by anyone´s expectations but their own.
Line up: Johanna Kurkela | voices, violin, viola, keys Tuomas Holopainen | keys & backing voices Troy Donockley | guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, voices, keys
Pre-order or pre-save the new album here: