Olli Ahvenlahti

Olli Ahvenlahti’s first albums were issued by the independent company Love Records which then went bankrupt in 1979. Otto Donner, one of the founders of Love Records and the power behind the scenes of Bandstand and The Poet, decided to form a new recording company, Ponsi. The doors were once again open for Olli Ahvenlahti to enter the studio. Ponsi was, however, a very short-lived endeavour, and the album was largely unmarketed and then disappeared.

The Svart reissue is the first time after 1981 this interesting album is back in print. The lineup features Juhani Aaltonen instead of the Ahvenlahti regular Pekka Pöyry, who had passed away a few months earlier. To accompany him are Pekka Sarmanto, Esko Rosnell and Markku Johansson.