It's July, 1996. A hidden campfire looms on the island in the middle of Lake PyhÃ¤jÃ¤rvi, Kitee. Then at midnight, something happens that has far-reaching consequences. Tuomas has an idea of a solo project that would play atmospheric "mood music".
The idea quickly crystallises: the sound would include acoustic guitars, flutes, strings, piano â?? and female vocals. Guitarist Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen and vocalist TarjaTurunen soon join the project.