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 more electronic style than she has been known for in the past. The album is called S U U which is Finnish for "mouth", and ISLAJA's bold vocal style and lyrical content will make you want to tune in to what's coming from her S U U. The songs on S U U are so full of surprises one doesn't really know what to expect next, so her current metamorphosis falls right in line with ISLAJA's nature. While mystical aspects were mainly expressed in older work through lyrics with strong links to Finnish mythology, they now appear on the compositional level and in vocals driving the beats into forward moving tracks ever permeated with a sensation of the unreal. The low-pitched voice is somewhat reminiscent of the late great Nico, and the presence of synthesized sounds also evokes references to 80s New-Wave and Pop. Nevertheless ISLAJA`s work is by no means retro, rather it creates a unique and unusual atmosphere. Her sound is as intriguing and humorous as it is original." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2014| MONIKA | 14.90


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