Islaja - Meritie

Meritie

Islaja

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £5.99
Download Album (flac) 13 tracks £6.99
Download Album (wav) 13 tracks £6.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Islaja - Meritie

The amazing first Islaja's album

Reviews

The Wire Magazine

Meritie is the debut album from Islaja, a Finnish singer-songwriter who specialises in beautifully phased acid-folk. Her guitar technique draws heavily from the Syd Barrett-Jandek axis, with erratic single note bass patterns pulsing like blood throughout her furthest navigations while the rest of her fingers knit meandering tonal rags. Double tracked vocals add to the air of total dislocation, helping to make her sometimes Bjork-like vocal sound a bit less cute. At points both vocals intersect to powerful effect, an invigorating verbal anarchy that makes for some delicious smears of pure sound, while the muzzy use of harpsichord, accordion, organ and harmonica works to encase the later tracks in a coat of warm, damp moss.
David Keenan


Dusted Magazine

Isjala's Meritie, her debut on Fonal Records, is just part of the explosion of grass roots music in Finland the last few years. Isjala wrote, played and recorded most Meritie’s 13 songs by herself.

Isjala combines gestures from various genres, but in an off-hand, almost careless way, like a roughshod Joni Mitchell. Isjala twists, bends and often breaks her forms, struggling to lace the psychedelic folk and the avant garde of the present with the remnants of childhood piano lessons. “Kukkia” begins with jaunty, if somewhat skewed, finger-picking and an aching falsetto harmony, eerily evoking Simon & Garfunkel’s pseudo-psychedelic Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.
[...]
“Vimeisellä rannalla”, the album’s most stunning piece, showcases all of Isjala’s strengths. A stark poem bobs above drifting harmonica, accordion, organ and singing whales. Spoken more than sung, the backdrop a fractured kaleidiscope of instrumental colors.
Matthew Wuethrich

Tracklisting

Download Album (FR-32)
  1. Islaja - Kristallipallosilmät
  2. Islaja - Kenen maa
  3. Islaja - Emoa ikävä
  4. Islaja - Kämmen, kynsi, kieli
  5. Islaja - Kukkia
  6. Islaja - Haikea, kirkas
  7. Islaja - Sata naakkaa sitten
  8. Islaja - Majassani nukut, kataja
  9. Islaja - Valo vedestä
  10. Islaja - Viimeisellä rannalla
  11. Islaja - Harhojen perhe
  12. Islaja - Halpaa kultaa
  13. Islaja - Aallot ja äänet

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Kristallipallosilmät 3m 48s £0.75
2 Kenen maa 4m 15s £0.75
3 Emoa ikävä 2m 19s £0.75
4 Kämmen, kynsi, kieli 3m 1s £0.75
5 Kukkia 3m 14s £0.75
6 Haikea, kirkas 2m 2s £0.75
7 Sata naakkaa sitten 2m 52s £0.75
8 Majassani nukut, kataja 2m 16s £0.75
9 Valo vedestä 2m 22s £0.75
10 Viimeisellä rannalla 4m 11s £0.75
11 Harhojen perhe 2m 0s £0.75
12 Halpaa kultaa 2m 3s £0.75
13 Aallot ja äänet 4m 33s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Kristallipallosilmät 3m 48s £0.75
2 Kenen maa 4m 15s £0.75
3 Emoa ikävä 2m 19s £0.75
4 Kämmen, kynsi, kieli 3m 1s £0.75
5 Kukkia 3m 14s £0.75
6 Haikea, kirkas 2m 2s £0.75
7 Sata naakkaa sitten 2m 52s £0.75
8 Majassani nukut, kataja 2m 16s £0.75
9 Valo vedestä 2m 22s £0.75
10 Viimeisellä rannalla 4m 11s £0.75
11 Harhojen perhe 2m 0s £0.75
12 Halpaa kultaa 2m 3s £0.75
13 Aallot ja äänet 4m 33s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (13 tracks) £6.99

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Kristallipallosilmät 3m 48s £0.75
2 Kenen maa 4m 15s £0.75
3 Emoa ikävä 2m 19s £0.75
4 Kämmen, kynsi, kieli 3m 1s £0.75
5 Kukkia 3m 14s £0.75
6 Haikea, kirkas 2m 2s £0.75
7 Sata naakkaa sitten 2m 52s £0.75
8 Majassani nukut, kataja 2m 16s £0.75
9 Valo vedestä 2m 22s £0.75
10 Viimeisellä rannalla 4m 11s £0.75
11 Harhojen perhe 2m 0s £0.75
12 Halpaa kultaa 2m 3s £0.75
13 Aallot ja äänet 4m 33s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (13 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section