The title's a moody one, but the album's quite redemptive – an instrumental exploration of Biblical themes, done as an all-out
progressive jazz outing – very much in the best mode of the Love Records sound of Finland in the 70s! Jukka Gustavson dominates the session on organ, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards – but the large group also features key work from Eero Koivistioinen on tenor and soprano sax, Pekka Poyry on flute and soprano sax, and Juhani Aaltonen on tenor and multi-tracked flute! Gustavson's keys soar out
with a righteous, almost spiritual sensibility – one that's heavily fusion-based, and quite far
from its original referent – stretching out
with a bit of a jazz-rock progressive sense, on themes that are explained in greater depth in the notes. Titles include "Hymni Luojalle", "Hymni Mikaelille", "Hymni Solulle", "Hymni Paratiisille", "Vedenpaisumus", and "Kolme Evankeliumia".
(Includes the booklet! Cover has edge wear with center splits.)