Arktau Eos wish to honour the memory of Timo Ketola, an extraordinary artist and friend, who passed beyond the veil yesterday after a short but intense illness.

Timo was one of those very rare people whose devotion to his muses – art and music – was nothing short of total. Everything he created, he imbued with a tangible sense of the numinous. While he was most well-known for his album illustrations, he also studied woodcarving in Italy, apprenticed in tattooing, and had taken up oil painting in the passing decade.

We were fortunate to work with Timo on several Arktau Eos-related projects, and before being hospitalized he had sent us the high-res files for another future release. We trust Timo’s artistic legacy will be of lasting quality, still unmeasured in its entirety.

Our sincere condolences to Timo’s family, friends and workmates at Yama Tattoo, Rome.Farewell, brother, onwards to new adventures.

We will meet again.