SOFT POWER - BRINK OF EXTINCTION - RRGEMS08
Non-binding release date April 27th
12" 200 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 550 ex.
Heavyweight old style tip-on cover on matte paper with a UV coating. Includes insert with liner notes and band photo.
There is a Window Of Opportunity called life. A limited period of time, into which we must fit the quotidian activities of everyday life, our dreams, relationships, personal pleasures and self-discovery. Sometimes we contemplate our death, our impact on the world and the traces we’ve left.
Biodiversity is one of the most serious issues of our time. We are currently experiencing a period of mass extinction mainly caused by human activity, e.g. overfishing, hunting and the spread of cities and agriculture.
It is said that we can’t understand our own death, but is it any easier for us humans to comprehend the scale of death associated with mass extinction, the disappearance of species? Every species is an important part of the ecosystem. Furthermore, with every extinct species, a mode of being is lost.
With biodiversity being in such a precarious state, it might be easy to submit to feelings of resignation. Yet, for those who seek beauty, there is still beauty to be found. And there will be, I hope. Likewise, for those who wish to express their love and compassion for the world and for the life inhabiting it, the possibility is still there. The possibility of love having a home in a human heart.
2. BRINK OF EXTINCTION
3. ORANGE RED YELLOW
4. THE WATER ROOMS
5. NEW BEGINNING
6. WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
7. FINAL BLOW
MIKAEL JURMU drums , percussion, piano, flute, vocal
STAFFAN SÖDERGÅRD fender rhodes
OTTO KYRKLUND guitar
IIRO TULKKI bass, vocal
LAURI VERTANEN tenor saxophone, percussion
ANTTI VAUHKONEN alto saxophone, flute
MIKA HYYTIÄ moog synth on WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
VISKIVEIKOT wind sextet on FINAL BLOW
JUSSI PEEVO percussion on WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
JUHANA HENRIK HARJU poetry
TEKLA VÁLY photography
EKKU SÄILY layout and type
ILJA TULIT layout
MIKAEL JURMU cover painting
All songs arranged by SOFT POWER
Except AWAKENING & FINAL BLOW arranged by M. JURMU
Produced, recorder & mixed by M. JURMU
Mastered by LOUIS HENRY SARMIENTO II, SONIC VISTA STUDIOS
Released and distributed by RR GEMS Records © 2020 RRGEMS08