Finnish thrashers MOKOMA will release an acoustic album, “Varjopuoli”, on November 2 via Sakara Records. The CD contains acoustic versions of previously released songs along with a new track, “Sydän Paikallaan”, which was written by vocalist Marko Annala.
“Varjopuoli” was produced by Jarkko Martikainen, who was chosen for the job because of his “strong vision of what acoustic music should sound like.” The CD features guest appearances by Laura Dziadulewicz of MEDEIA and Pekka Kuusisto, who is one of Finland’s best-known violinists.
“Varjopuoli” track listing:
01. Ei Kahta Sanaa (Ilman Kolmatta)
02. Mene Ja Tiedä
03. Haudan Takaa
04. Kuu Saa Valtansa Auringolta
05. Kiellän Itseni
06. Hei Hei Heinäkuu
07. Sydän Paikallaan
08. En Elä Talven Yli
09. Sinä Riität
10. Nujerra Ihminen
14. Kurjen Laulu (digipack bonus track)
15. Toista Maata (digipack bonus track)
MOKOMA plaed a one-off acoustic show last April at Tavastia in Helsinki. A full-length Finnish acoustic tour consisting of more than a dozen dates will take place in late October/early November.
Marko Annala – Vocals
Tuomo Saikkonen – Guitar, Vocals
Kuisma Aalto – Guitar, Vocals
Santtu Hämäläinen – Bass
Janne Hyrkäs – Drums
(Thanks: Melica / Night Elves)