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ISLAJA

 
"Islaja is Merja Kokkonen, a visual artist and musician from Helsinki, Finland. She's been releasing records on Finnish label Fonal since 2004. Blaze Mountain Recordings is a live document, all music and words by Merja and played by Merja and Jukka. It's the perfect ...
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E#106CD | ECSTATIC PEACE

"If Islaja's previous albums for Fonal appear to exhibit a more overtly pastoral nature, this in part feels coincidental, or secondary to something much larger and more difficult to define. From the earliest Islaja recordings, Merja has made the simplest of ...
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FR-72CD | FONAL

"If Islaja's previous albums for Fonal appear to exhibit a more overtly pastoral nature, this in part feels coincidental, or secondary to something much larger and more difficult to define. From the earliest Islaja recordings, Merja has made the simplest of ...
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FR-72LP | FONAL

ISLAJA - MERITIE (CD)

"Islaja might well be a forgotten islet somewehere or a name of courageous sword swinging heroine in a forgotten fable. For one, Islaja is a certain young woman that has sang and played an album full of heart-rending intimate music. Half a year of quietly working in her ...
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FR-32 | FONAL

"Islaja's second album was born in two different places that have been sewed up one to another with the binds of words and a rich sound world. Here and there, Islaja's friends have lent their voices for this world. Loose guitar paths, long strokes of wind instruments, ...
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FR-36 | FONAL

ISLAJA - S U U (CD)

"Monika welcomes a new artist to her roster: the Finnish producer and composer ISLAJA aka Merja Kokkonen. The new ISLAJA album marks a radical transition for the former folk musician into a solo-artist who skillfully arranges lyrics, melodies and imagery into a much ...
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MONIKA81CD | MONIKA

ISLAJA - S U U (LP)

"Monika welcomes a new artist to her roster: the Finnish producer and composer ISLAJA aka Merja Kokkonen. The new ISLAJA album marks a radical transition for the former folk musician into a solo-artist who skillfully arranges lyrics, melodies and imagery into a much ...
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MONIKA81LP | MONIKA

ISLAJA - ULUAL YYY (LP)

"Islaja's third album is a journey deeper into the world that for us is a dream and a fairytale, but to her a reality. Islaja as a concept has turned into a star that is expected to shine with brilliance. But she is something else. The songs tell us about the decay of ...
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FR-49LP | FONAL

ISLAJA - ULUAL YYY (CD)

"Islaja's third album is a journey deeper into the world that for us is a dream and a fairytale, but to her a reality. Islaja as a concept has turned into a star that is expected to shine with brilliance. But she is something else. The songs tell us about the decay of ...
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FR-49CD | FONAL