"This is fragile, beautiful music, freighted with a meaning and longing that transcends linguistic understanding." Shindig! magazine
"A beautifully executed new album, this one by a Finnish musician digging deep into recent (read: 60s psychedelic/folk) and ancient (read: actual folk) traditions from his homeland" Egon, Now-Again Records
"Folk music with a psychedelic edge. Striking record" Georgia Ruth, BBC
"A lovely record" Pete Paphides, Soho Radio
"Very beautiful folk album. Highly recommended." Joe McGasko, WFMU
"Just absolutely gorgeous thing!" Jeffrey Davidson, WFMU
"Charming and captivating" The Big Takeover
"Superb eponymous debut album from Finnish musician Tuomas Palonen who transports us to the lakes and forests of his native land with his evocative music" Pennyblackmusic
"A very playful record, with plenty of fine songs" Terrascope
"Like the ethereal, psychedelic lovechild of Gruff Rhys and Nick Drake" Will / Dusty Grooves, Noods Radio
"Beautiful collection of folk music" Paul Gough, pimpod.com
"Lovely sounds, pastoral sounds" Nigel Ross, Subcity Radio
"An album that exerts a strangely magical spell over you" Chris Evans, Cannock Chase Radio
"Palonen's soft and ethereal music carries lovely echoes from decades past" Soundi magazine
released May 11, 2018
Distributed by Clear Spot (Europe) and Code7 (UK).
Vinyl and cassette available e.g. from these places:
- Juno Records: www.juno.co.uk/products/tuomas-palonen/696274-01/
- Shiny Beast: www.shinybeast.nl/item/463924/palonen_tuomas_tuomas_palonen.html
- HMV: store.hmv.com/music/vinyl/tuomas-palonen
- Vinyl Exchange: www.vinylexchange.co.uk/products/tuomas-palonen-tuomas-palonen
Mixed and mastered by Ari Salonen at Kärleks Studio. Cover illustration by Audrey Helen Weber. Songs written by Tuomas Palonen, track 8 lyrics trad. Guest musicians: harp by Saara Olarte (1, 7), violin by Seidi Guzejev (2, 3, 4), flute by Otto Eskelinen (3, 4), trombone by Heikki Tuhkanen (8, 9).
(P) Palatsi 2018.