March 2013

Vocals done!

And finally all the vocal recordings for the new CD are done! :) :)

This is already enough good reason to open a bottle of wine to celebrate, as the feeling is that we are almost there…

I always love to experiment new things with my voice and this last song we recorded with my engineer in Buenos Aires, Mario, was not an exception.

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This song I decided some time ago that it will be the closing track of the album. It was challenging to write about the story of “Medusa”.

Just before travelling to L.A. to work with Jim the orchestra and choir arrangements I run into Eugenio’s studio to take new promotional photos.

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With love, Tarja

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New Album

Dear fans,

this is the place where I am going to be writing you about the process of my new album.

I am very happy with the production so far and cannot really wait to get the album ready!

It’s going to be a “killer, killer…” :)

In few days I am going to record the final vocals for the last song on the album. It will be a hard ending for the vocal recordings, since the song has several choirs and even some sort of ethnic touch, so I will have to sweat.

Anyway this album production has gone very smoothly forward since all the pieces are together and the team that has been working with me before is still the same.

It’s only getting better!

Here I am recording piano for a couple of songs.

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And here we are having fun with my daughter in the studio listening to the takes.

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In few days I will be flying to LA to work with Jim Dooley the orchestra and choir arrangements and then next week the “Beauty and the Beat” world tour begins.

Lot of things are going on at the same time, as always :)

Be well!

With love, Tarja

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PR: Tarja announces new studio album to be released in August 2013

Tarja and her Impala Awards for "Act I" and "Harus - Live At Sibelius Hall" (Dec 2012)Following the sensational success of “ACT I”, earMUSIC and Tarja are delighted to announce the renewal of their collaboration for an exciting set of new releases spanning over the next few years.

Kicking off with the long awaited new studio rock album, the following months will entail many musical areas of interest of the versatile and talented Finnish artist, including exciting new studio material as well as live audio and video recordings.
Although rock will remain Tarja‘s main musical field in the months to come, earMUSIC and the artist are also planning to release further high quality productions in diverse musical genres.
The spectacular “Beauty and The Beat” tour will be filmed this year, and the success of the album “Harus” will be followed by the first-ever classical studio album by Tarja Turunen.

Tarja‘s fans will be happy to know that the follow-up to 2010′s studio album “What Lies Beneath” will hit the stores between August and September 2013.
The album, mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2) is set to be Tarja’s next milestone for symphonic heavy rock thanks to a stellar line-up and a state of the art production.
Details about the first single and its video and the extensive worldwide tour will be revealed soon.

ACT I” – the first rock release by Tarja on earMUSIC charted Top 10 all over Europe as well as almost all over the world, with a sensational no. 5 in Germany’s General Charts (a unique result for a live album). The video version even remained for over two months at the peak of the Finnish music video charts.

Fans will be able to follow Tarja‘s work and musical journey to her new album release on her website www.tarja2013.com.

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