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ii, the new album by Liima, is released worldwide today.
The debut project by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö with Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang, ii is now available digitally, on CD/LP, and on streaming services.
ii features songs written during week-long artist residencies in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira. Each place influenced the sound, sometimes literally through field recording and sampling. Every residency ended with a live concert, performing the freshly written songs in front of an audience.
During those residencies Liima (meaning ‘glue’ in Finnish) utilised a simple live set-up – synthesizers, drum samplers, vocals, effects pedals and a bass guitar – and drawing upon their creative dynamic, playing by intuition like a collective conscience, they were able to shape improvised sketches and ideas into songs. That same approach was adopted in the studio; recording the album in just three days at Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin.