AURI began its life with three people, united through their shared need to hear a kind of music which can‘t be described by words alone. A magical kind of sound to be heard whilst falling down Alice’s rabbit hole. The Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela lent her unique voice, while Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen (both NIGHTWISH) cast their spells with various other instruments. Using selected guest musicians and friends, their self-titled debut album finally took its ultimate form under the direction of sound engineer Tim Oliver, all within the pastoral splendor of ‘Real World’ studios in Southern England.
Echoes of another world resound from the depths of the legendary rabbit hole. Music diffused with moments of silence and escapist dream sequences, freed from time and earthly presence – now immortalized on AURI‘s self-titled debut album, which was released on March 23rd via Nuclear Blast.
Troy Donockley comments: “The extraordinary thing about [the album] is that we had no producer. Most bands have a producer but we didn’t need or want someone who says ‘Could you just do that again, I didn’t like that’. It’s a really rare situation!”