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"Scandinavia has sired another stunning modern guitarist in Silvola"


Juhani Silvola:

Wolf Hour Roundelay​

(Shhpuma 2022)

Solo prepared acoustic guitar and electronics, recorded live, no overdubs.


The hypnotic rhythms, idiosyncratic melodies and deep textures of this otherworldly music - that could have escaped from the writings of Jorge Luis Borges - echo with traces of John Cage's prepared piano, Balinese gamelan, Harry Partch, West-African musics and Sciarrino.

20th place in Best albums of 2019 at

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Juhani Silvola: 

Post-Biological Wildlife

(Eighth Nerve 2019)

Electroacoustic/Acousmatic contemporary music. Percolating rhythms, harsh noise, 3D soundscapes, virtual reality, mediated nature, faked field-recordings, Frankenstein-orchestras built from one violin, narrative structures, modernism.

“an absolutely gorgeous album... Sublime work!” (Vital Weekly)


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Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola:


(Eighth Nerve 2016)

“Dazzling album” 5/5* (Tim Chipping/fRoots)


Fiddle & Acoustic guitar, live, no overdubs.

Scottish & Scandinavian traditional music and our own compositions. More experimental and rocking than our first album.




(album covers link to Bandcamp)

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Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola:

The Smoky Smirr o Rain

(Eighth Nerve 2021)

“They have created and perfected a musical language all their own, embracing their backgrounds from folk, electroacoustic music, jazz, pop, early music as performers, contemporary composers and producers. Summers is a fiddle player with fierce determination, vision and the most seductive of sounds, while Silvola’s guitars never fail to weep with beauty and whose piano reveals a hidden magic. They are capable of the most heartbreaking of laments from the jaws of anguish and the deepest musical laughter and joy. The Smoky Smirr o Rain is beyond exquisite.” (Songlines/Fiona Talkington)

“Superbly played, wonderfully produced” (BBC3 Late Junction)

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Juhani Silvola: Imaginary Archives Vol. 1: Ritual Music From Nameless Civilizations

(Eighth Nerve 2019)

Solo prepared acoustic guitars, recorded live, no overdubs. Speculative musical archeology/deep dive into a imaginary musical archive containing ritual music from nameless civilisations.


Acoustic drones, microtonal dance-music, percussive noises, repetitive minimalism, unearthed melodies.


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Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola

(Eighth Nerve 2013)

“magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments" (5/5, Songlines)


Fiddle & Acoustic guitar, live, no overdubs.

Scottish & Scandinavian traditional music and our own compositions. Our most traditional album, but still with highly personal and experimental touch.



14th place in Best albums of 2021 at

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Electroacoustic/Acousmatic contemporary music, three commissions by Nordic Music Days 2019, Electric Audio Unit & NyMusikks Komponistgruppe.


"The soundworlds that Juhani Silvola creates are often superbly liminal, providing hints and allusions to the tangible but from a place of uncanny verisimilitude. Silvola establishes a palpable sense of potential power, but always handled with extreme care, making sudden plunges into overload all the more exhilarating and overwhelming" (

Juhani Silvola: The Slow Smokeless

Burning Of Decay

(Eighth Nerve 2021)

“Eight great pieces of music...highly recommended “ (Merchants of Air)


Juhani Silvola: 

Strange Flowers

(Periskop 2016)

A darkly cinematic mix of desert blues, doom, krautrock, minimalistic electronica, noisy drone, ambient, contemporary music and various traditional musics. Modern studio production.

Juhani Silvola: Guitars, Synths etc etc

Timo Silvola: Drums & Percussion

Sarah-Jane Summers: Fiddle & Viola


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