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. AURI was born when three friends united through their shared need to hear a kind of a music which can’t be described by words alone: a magical kind of sound to be heard whilst falling down Alice’s rabbit hole. Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela lent her unique vocals and spoken word, whilst Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen (both NIGHTWISH) cast their spell with the help of a selection of varied instruments. Featuring guest musicians and friends, the album finally took its ultimate form under the direction of sound engineer Tim Oliver, all within the pastoral splendour of Peter Gabriel’s enchanting Real World Studios.

In the lead up to the release of the album, the band are rolling out a series of trailers that will take fans on a journey through their history and delve deep into the magic of AURI. Today they unveil the first trailer, in which the trio discuss the origins of the band:

AURI’s self-titled debut album will be out on March 23rd and can be ordered on digipack CD, 2LP gatefold clear or black vinyl, limited edition earbook and digitally. Pre-order the album here: http://nblast.de/AURIAuri.

The track list racks up as follows:

01. The Space Between
02. I Hope Your World Is Kind
03. Skeleton Tree
04. Desert Flower
05. Night 13
06. See
07. The Name Of The Wind
08. Aphrodite Rising
09. Savant
10. Underthing Solstice
11. Them Thar Chanterelles