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If Tervahäät’s self-titled debut would be a soundtrack, it would be the soundtrack to an old cabin life settled in the solitary of wilderness. It would be the soundtrack to a lonely campfire lit next to a thousand Saivo lakes. It would be the soundtrack to an arctic pilgrimage over the vast planes of the endless north. Tervahäät IS the soundtrack of the wild within us, the longing for becoming one with nature and to be reborn in the purity of its primitive grace. Bound to the earth, drifting the wind, flaring the fire and roaming the water.
The Finns honored the bear by eating its flesh and thus absorbed their power while the bones where carefully buried. This is not far from the way Tervahäät presents their thoughts with their magical tunes, reflecting the spirits of their dead ancestors and worshipping the great Finnish men of old. Spin the LP and look up to the stars.