CD: Prophecy PRO 017 
Niin auer hiljaa vie
has for some time been one of my favorite bands of the Neofolk genre,
with its unique Suomi inspiration stands out of most those hordes of Germanic
bands. Originaly released on 1999 Kauan has been remastered, received
two bonus tracks and a new digipack format.
The music is in general slow and melancholic, with several nice exceptions
here and there ('Revontulet' and 'Lauluni Sinulle' for
example), with the addition of drums and bass lines (among a host of other
acoustic instruments and some synths) and the way the compositions are
more complex of what you would expect of a Folk band, progressive even,
gives a much more modernised yet natural feel that in my opinion has been
missing on the current Neofolk Scene.
All songs have a certain unity and they complete each other, making it
very hard to speak about any individually. As for the bonus included on
this new edition there is a alternative drumas and violin version of 'Kielo'
(taken from the MCD "Airut:Ciwi") and 'Niin auer Hiljaa
Vie' which is a brand new song.