Friday, September 18, 2015

New music video

New Aura Shining Green music video. A paean to a world that was lost, yet where we will forever linger.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Aura Shining Green - Let Me Live in Peace & Be Forever Haunted by the Past (2015)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Aura Shining Green plays the musick of Kali Yuga at the Uleåborg Festival of Psychedelia (2015)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


To mark the beginning of the creative process that shall eventually lead to the completion of the next album, "Viitala", we are making available the short film/music video "Tuulikruunu". Musically, this is an introduction to the direction ASG is moving - from the darker shadows of the past into the bright living light that radiates from the forests of Finland.

We shot the footage at "Viitankruunu", where 3 ancient bronze age burial mounds watch over the bay of Halikko, while staying in our small forest cottage in these spirit meadows where the past and present intermingle. From the forests of Finland, the fables and dream-songs.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Green Man + The White Witch

The twin albums "The White Witch" and "The Green Man" are ready and available as a digital download. Here is the "summer side", "The Green Man". Hope you like it.

Here ASG was
Joonatan Elokuu - piano, electric & acoustic guitars, lute guitar, banjo, harp, vocals, kantele, church organ, synths & electronics, woodwinds & strings, field recordings
Olli Niemitalo - kantele, steel kantele, field recordings
Noora Aaltonen - ghost vocals

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Monday, May 11, 2015

Some reviews:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The White Witch

New album at

Work continues on the "summer side" of the twin albums, "The Green Man"

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The long overdue live solo guitar + vocals cover album

As announced at

The long overdue solo voice + guitar live album from my Amsterdam days. Hope you enjoy its primitive charm.

Over here:

-Joonatan Elokuu


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

East of the Sun & West of the Moon

2CD retrospective released on Anima Arctica,

Aura Shining Green: East of the Sun & West of the Moon
6-panel digipack double-CD, 33 tracks, approx. 145min. 15€ + postages

Released on the name day of Joonatan, the massive retrospective compilation double-CD of Joonatan Elokuu's wandering psychedelic folk group Aura Shining Green sees the light of day and the bright moonlit night.

Joonatan has been working with meditative organic music since 2002. Recurring themes have so far been traveling, saudade, nature, existentialist philosophy, wanderlust, snails, hedgehogs and mushrooms. Aura Shining Green features a fluctuating cast of members around Joonatan Elokuu.

The first part "East of the Sun" carries the soft fragrance of flowers and the sunlit forests, reminding us perhaps of the works of B'ee (In Gowan Ring & Birch Book), Nick Drake and even early tunes of Leonard Cohen. Second part takes us through the mysterious moonlit nights filled with wonder & magic. Bearing the ever present strong psychedelic folk aura and possibly some hints the artists mentioned earlier, these stories are murkier and full of feeling and intimacy. One might even hear some reminiscences of works of Timothy Renner (Stone Breath, Crow Tongue...) or even legendary Coil in more ambient parts and synthesizer works. The beauty and depth of detail of his magnum opus of is underlined by masterful guitarwork and his soft and tender vocals.
Life is a sequence of goodbyes and blessing ways.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Garlic, Ginseng, Cranes & Masked Bears