UHRIJUHLA - Jokainen On Vapaa Lintu (12" Gatefold LP)
Finland | Rock
Uhrijuhla is tailor made for lovers of intensive atmospheres. Uhrijuhla, whose name comes from the Finnish translation of the cult horror classic film The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973), is releasing their sophomore album Jokainen on vapaa lintu (Everyone is a free bird) on March 6, 2015. The psychedelic and warmly progessive sound of Uhrijuhla benefits from the mood changes provided by the two vocalists, Olga Valimaa and Kauko R-yhka. When Olga sings, the moods are mostly dreamy, transparent, melodic and tender. Kauko R-yhka provides a harder and rougher edge to their sound. - Is this progressive rock? Perhaps in the way Pink Floyd is progressive. Not that many long solos or complicated arrangements, but impressive songs, atmosphere and depth, says Kauko R-yhka, when asked about the forthcoming album. The album was produced by one of the Svart Records regulars, Joona Lukala, and the second album is definitely more solid and polished effort than the debut. Most of the lyrics and compositions were written by R-yhka, the rest are by Olga, Kimi Karki, and Markus Myllykangas.