Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
02.02.2018

Label: Soliti

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Candy Man06:28
  • 2Tunnel05:36
  • 3Nightingale05:28
  • 4October04:26
  • 5Trees07:35
  • 6Feeding05:55
  • 7Love05:10
  • 8Opium06:59
  • Total Runtime47:37

Info for Opium



The album title ’Opium’ refers to two points of reference – Cats of Transnistria vocalist Henna Emilia Hietamäki expands on this: “Firstly, it depicts the atmosphere and the impact of the album. One of the ambitions behind our slowly pulsating music is to soothe the nervous system. The second meaning can be found in the repeated themes behind the songs: hedonism, escapism, addiction and losing oneself.”

The album was recorded and mixed by guitarist and sound designer Tuomas Alatalo. Being in total control of the recording process is a further step for the band in widening the soundscapes and being even more specific to the world Cats of Transnistria are creating. In addition to Hietamäki and Alatalo, the violinist Sanna Komi is featured on the album, adding profound beauty through her string arrangements.

“Candy Man might well be the Helsinki trio’s most powerfully compelling work to-date, a steady but swelling six-and-a-half minute opus that broods and bends and channels a complex darkness into something wholly captivating.” (Gold Flake Paint)

“…another profoundly heartfelt, evocative and blissful journey into ethereal and emotional darkly soundscapes made of minimal sparse guitar layers intricately interwoven with the bewitching and mesmerizing Henna’s voice. A burst of bedazzling brilliance that will awaken your senses.” (WhiteLight/WhiteHeat)

“It’s a beautiful, ethereal, gothic masterpiece. Play this and the ghosts will come rushing in.” (SWIT)

Tuomas Alatalo, guitars
Henna Emilia Hietamäki, vocals, keyboards
Sanna Komi, violin



Cats of Transnistria
is a Helsinki based duo of Tuomas Alatalo and Henna Emilia Hietamäki. They create slow and hypnotic music, filled with both experimental noise and lots of sensitivity and softness.

This album contains no booklet.

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