Kauan koskematon

Two cult recordings from 1998 / 99 of pure Nordic beauty for the first time on CD! Icy frostbitten portals of the early years are now once again open! Jääportit is a Finnish dark ambient / neoclassical project centered around Tuomas M. Mäkelä and has been active since 1997.

‘Halki lumisen metsän’ material is minimalist alike Mortiis, ranging from deep, cloud-like drones to almost oppressive militaristic percussion and harmonies, while ‘Kauan Koskematon’ is majestic yet mournful, a forever milestone in dungeon synth winter epic tradition of the 1990s’. Calm and tranquil yet bewitching and mesmerizing winter ambient.

6-panel matte-laminated Digipak with original images including the front cover by Aslak Tolonen (Nest)
Limited edition of 300 copies. First copies comes with an exclusive front cover A3 folded poster.

All songs was composed and produced by Tuomas M. Mäkelä during the winter 1998-1999.
Mixed by Olli Niemitalo and Tuomas M. Mäkelä.
Original album cover art by Aslak Tolonen.

 

Tracklist

Kauan Koskematon
01. Askeleet Valottomuuteen
02. Kauan Koskematon
03. Unohdetut Lumouksen Unelmat
04. Kauas
05. Tulensinisen Hohto
06. Talvenkaltainen
07. Hänen Jäätävä Katseensa
08. Kohtalon Sinetti

Halki Lumisen Metsän
09. Kulkue Varjojen
10. Vaellus Porteille Tuonelan
11. Läpi Lumimyrskyn
12. Yömustaa
13. Jään Kirous
14. Sade Mustan Lumen


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Reviews and Comments

The rarefied atmospheres take the listener to a world where human coordinates are lost, in favour of a transfiguration towards purer and more ethereal forms of existence.
-Valerio, Crypta Nivis Webzine

 

The music is well played, well constructed and really sucks you into its depths.
– Solemn webzine

 

It consists of a beautiful arrangement of various synth sounds, creating a dark and depressing atmosphere, yet very beautiful.
– SkullFuck webzine

 

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