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Nowhere or Tammensaari

I Am Oak
Nowhere or Tammensaari

Released: 07 May 2012

CD € 14,00
Vinyl € 19,00
Digital € 10,00 Buy album on bandcamp

The vinyl also contains a download code

This is the first I am Oak album that Thijs Kuijken made together with his band, in contrast to previous albums where the Utrecht based songwriter worked solo. For the recordings I am Oak traveled to snowy Finland. A journey of two weeks brought them to a beautiful house in the south of Finland, where the band arranged and recorded twelve new songs.

Kuijken explains the albumtitle: ‘A place that is constantly changing and moving; that is ‘Nowhere’. This title refers to the place where the I am Oak songs originate. An alternative for this ‘Nowhere’ is ‘Tammensaari’, which can be translated as ‘Island of oaks’.

The special location and circumstances led to a more dynamic and darker album than before, without affecting the rich vocal harmonies and characteristic theme.

Track Listing:
1. Famine
2. Grown
3. Boulders
4. Palpable
5. Roam
6. Drooom
7. Marrow
8. Cluster
9. I Am Forest
10. Reins
11. Vares Varas
12. Everything In Waves


Press on Nowhere or Tammensaari

★★★★ "A great beauty" – NRC
★★★★ "The Netherlands can be proud of this musical export product" – Cutting Edge (BE)
“A richer, more dynamic album that once again freezes time for a moment” – OOR