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The Hearing: Demian

Label code: SOL-107
Release date: 25th October 2019
Formats: vinyl LP, limited to 300 / Digital

The Hearing is the solo alias of Helsinki-based musician Ringa Manner. Since it’s creation in 2012 The Hearing has released two albums ‘Dorian’ (Gaea Records, 2013) and ‘Adrian’ (Solina Records, 2016), as well as played ca. 260 live shows in 16 different countries.

On her upcoming third album ‘Demian‘, The Hearing takes a turn for a more polished sound. Taking elements from modern scandinavian pop, techno and the Helsinki club scene, while letting distorted tidalwaves of howling synthesizers and choir harmonies battle it out amongst themselves, she creates a musical combination that is not easily labeled as any one genre. What started out in 2012 as mere looper pedal experimenting, has evolved into a world of it’s own.

The artist has this to say:
“’Demian’ is the next evolution stage of a being, and the missing piece of an album trilogy. It’s the start of something new, and an end to something meaningful from before. It’s having your broken heart heal just in time for someone to break it all over. It’s crying for people living in nightmares, and for the deafening beauty of one’s own cosmic uselessness. It’s shielding your mind with a pillow fortress, but inviting everyone else in too.”



01 Loppu

02 ICU

03 Love=Prison

04 Interlude 1

05 Overtaking

06 Weltschmerz

07 Interlude 2

08 Jello

09 Best I Can Do

10 Demian

11 When In Doubt Repeat These Words

12 Just Like You


All songs composed, lyrics written by Ringa Manner

Arranged, produced by Ringa Manner & Samuli Kukkola

Mixed by Samuli Kukkola

Mastered by TTLangen

Vocals recorded by Artturi Taira

Choirs sung and recorded by Ringa Manner

Horns on Just Like You by Tapio Viitasaari


Photography by Heta Saukkonen

Cover design by Hanna Valle

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