Tsembla is the musical work of Marja Johansson, a Swedish-Finnish artist based in Turku, Finland. Utilizing a wide range of instruments, electronics, objects and manipulated samples, the music of Tsembla rides on waves of warped melodies, fluttering rhythms, abstract voices and mutating textures, crossbreeding the known and the imaginary.
Nouskaa henget (Spirits, rise!) is her third release. Loosely assembled, rough edged compositions, rich in details, come together into odd instrumental miniatures in an almost-pop format and venturing into fourth world territory. Two of the tracks on the album are made in collaboration with flute wizard Antti Tolvi (of Rauhan Orkesteri, Lauhkeat Lampaat etc.) layering up Tolvi’s overdubbed flutes with hand percussion, samples and electronics.
LP available from New Images: newimageslimited.com/catalog/tsembla-nouskaa-henget-lp
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk