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 “II-Those We Don´t Speak Of” is finally released, and treats us along with a third single and visualizer: “Kiss The Mountain”.
The song lives and breathes from the beautiful, multiple layered vocals.
Sparsly 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!” – Johanna
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
“II – Those We Don’t Speak Of” will be available in the following formats that you can now pre-order:
Earbook including CD and 36 booklet art pages
LP red marbled (NB mailorder exclusive, limited to 300)
LP transparent + green marbled (Levykauppa exclusive, limited to 300)
LP white + red marbled (UK exclusive, limited to 300)
LP silver (bandshop exclusive, limited to 300)
LP 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, AURI was 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.
Johanna Kurkela | voices, violin, viola, keys
Tuomas Holopainen | keys & backing voices
Troy Donockley | guitars, bouzouki, mandola, ulleann pipes, low whistles, aerophone, bodhran, voices, keys