Terror & Healing is a string of mind adventures, ten miniatures of possibilities, a bunch of invisible cities and imaginary beings. It’s a contribution to the exploring and unmapping of reality through imaginative research, making the ears like the fingers of the blind, piecing the multitude back into music.
Terror & Healing is Tsembla’s fourth release after the 2013 LP Nouskaa henget (New Images), Fauna (Ikuisuus, 2011) and Tuplafiesta 7” (Vauva, 2009). Tsembla, aka Marja Johansson, is a Swedish-Finnish artist operating out of Turku, Finland. She’s an active worker in the musical activities of her hometown and a member of the Kemialliset Ystävät ensemble. Arranging sounds from manipulated samples, electronics and objects, Tsembla’s music is rich in detail, riding on waves of warped melodies, fluttering rhythms, abstract voices and mutating textures.
Tsembla : Terror & Healing
The End of Gold
Disputing With Stray Dogs
An Absence Surrounded By Presence
Go Fast As Fire, Return Like Smoke
Music by Marja Johansson, with:
Emil Johansson (bass 1/2/6/10)
Niko-Matti Ahti (guitars 6/10)
Antti Tolvi (synthesizer 3)
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
Cover art by Marja Johansson with hand lettering by Niko Karlsson