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Paavoharju comes from Savonlinna, Finland where brothers Lauri and Olli Ainala met Emmi Uimonen, Jenni Koivistoinen and some other people. Paavoharju’s music is outcome of long time, intense study of art and literature, dreams, religious despair and living in dark abandoned places. The sound is something between Bollywood music, church hymns, beautiful pop tunes and ambient esoteric noises. The music is unlike anything heard on this planet yet still oddly comforting.

Paavoharju released Yhä hämärää in 2005 and a follow-up Laulu laakson kukista was released in 2008.

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  • haadeus

    Kiitos Jeesus, Lucifer ja Noita-Kallio!

    18 Jun 1:45pm Reply
  • Mikkons

    Tää on kyllä ihan parasta.

    21 May 12:53pm Reply
  • danwramrich

    Did they release a new album recently?

    6 May 3:08pm Reply
  • Mikkons

    Älä ny. [2] Totta puhuu usein tää äijä.

    4 Apr 6:20pm Reply
  • darkgnome

    Älä ny.

    11 Feb 3:09pm Reply
  • Yliannos

    gnome tiputtelee tryhardeinta rölläystä mitä oon tällä sivustolla koskaan todistanut. saavutus sekin

    10 Feb 11:43pm Reply
  • darkgnome

    Sääli ku nyt ton Paperi T:n takia kaikki löysäperse hipitihopparit tsekkailee eikä tietenkään tajuu :(

    9 Feb 2:21pm Reply
  • Chingy314

    "kuuntematta paskaa"

    4 Feb 2:53am Reply
  • darkgnome

    Complete and utter perfection! ;)

    1 Feb 5:12pm Reply
  • ScepSpec

    Blech! This is crap...

    30 Jan 8:05am Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    this is one of the most unique things i've heard especially the mixing of freak folk and hip hop. anyone know any other good Finnish bands?

    23 Jan 1:12am Reply
  • Pyuka

    Paavoharju is about experimenting without prejudices to create something new, and Joko sinä tulet tänne alas tai minä nousen sinne is a very respectable example of that, although I and many others don't find it as enjoyable at first as the other albums. First time I listened the new album, I didn't enjoy it much, but later I've been enjoying few tracks, and the album may be one of the slowest growers. I don't like comments where people say some art is bad because they don't get or enjoy it, I wonder how can't they even recognize some obvious genial details while they think that the art just doesn't entertain them personally. Thank you Paavoharju, I'm very inspired by your experimental, daring and playful attitude. Rest in peace (I'm glad you quit to stay fresh forever).

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • darkgnome

    Raph_Neternalz: Paperi T has always been one of my least favourite rappers but I think it fits here somehow. Weird.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Raph_Neternalz

    I listen to hip-hop often but Paavoharju with rapper on the vocals makes my heart broken :(

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • _duif

    haadeus: names please (Finnish experimental hiphop)?

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Darioq

    I'm missing the female vocals on the new album. It's not quite as bleakly electronic-based as Yhä, but instead has some hip hop tendencies. I think it'll grow on me with time, but it's not quite what I was expecting

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • haadeus

    Finnish hip hop artists have been doodling around on the psych-folk-ambient turf quite a bit in recent times, so it is only natural that Paavoharju and their ilk are also into some genetic mixing.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • haadeus

    "Joko sinä tulet..." is a solid piece of music. I had mixed feelings on it initially, but it is definitely a grower and requires still a lot more listens. I do appreciate on principle any kind of experimentation - those who do not, can always return to their earlier efforts.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jussi_m

    new album ain't too good.. I don't like the rapping nor the lyrics

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AlxNobre

    Very good indeed!

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
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