To Absorb All the Light is the second album by Finnish folk rockers Ivory Woods. It paints a picture of a remote village with its diverse collection of voices and themes around the human condition, connection, loss and shared memories.
Formed by Finnish singer-songwriter Jussi Alamikkelä, Ivory Woods reached the ears of its indie folk audience in 2017 with their debut album Ivory Woods. The album consisted of songs from the previous couple of years and was put together with help from producer Matias Kiiveri and fellow musicians Atte Loponen, Jeremia Kangas, Matias Haataja, Aapo-Matti Puhakka and Joni Seppänen. It presented a unique combination of solitary, nature inspired folk songs with deeply contemplative lyrics and the band's built-in rock n' roll flow that had been bringing them together for years.
The group headed back to Hollywood House studios, Helsinki, in November 2017 to record their second release, All the World Is Yours EP, which was released in February 2018.
After focusing on touring, writing new material and launching an unofficial series of home recordings called Timberline, the band released their newest single Flickering Light with b-side Sanctuary in early 2020. The release presented Ivory Woods in their current 9-piece form with six guitars.
In the autumn of 2021, the band spent a week at Hollywood House studios to record their second album 'To Absorb All the Light', which they recorded live as a full band. The album will be out on March 3rd.