Tatu Rönkkö, Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg – collectively known as Liima – have offered another taste from their forthcoming album ii, set for release on 18th March. ‘513’ can now be heard online via Soundcloud and Spotify, below.
Originally composed in Berlin, ‘513’ follows in the footsteps of album track ‘Amerika’ (watch the video here, or below) and refers to the date 13th May, the date Liima member Rasmus got married. The song is inspired by an ancient Hawaiian wedding ceremony and befriending George Clooney’s personal assistant on a golf course.
Meaning ‘glue’ in Finnish, Liima’s debut release features songs written during four 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 the four utilised a simple live set-up - synthesizers, drum samplers, vocals, effects pedals and a bass guitar – and drawing upon their creative dynamic, and 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.
The first pressing of ii will be available on neon green vinyl. You can pre-order from the 4AD Store here.
You can pre-order on iTunes here.
You can pre-order on Amazon here.
You can pre-order on Google Play here.
Liima will be touring the UK and Europe in Spring, find all dates and links below.
1st – Tallinn Music Week, Tallinn, Estonia [Tickets]
8th – More Music Festival, Brugge, Belgium [Tickets]
9th – Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands [Tickets]
11th – Rich Mix, London, UK [Tickets]
12th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK [Tickets]
13th – Summerhall Arts Venue, Edinburgh, UK [Tickets]
14th – CCA, Glasgow, UK [Tickets]
15th – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK [Tickets]
16th – Patterns, Brighton, UK [Tickets]
17th – Espace, Paris, France [Tickets]
19th – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland [Tickets]
20th – Z-Bau, Nurnberg, Germany [Tickets]
21st – Berghain, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
28th – Feinkost Lampe, Hannover, Germany [Tickets]
29th – Spot Festival, Aarhus, Denmark [Tickets]
3rd - Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, Germany
Tatu Rönkkö – hand played beats on a MPC sampler and percussion
Mads Brauer – electronics and synthesizers
Casper Clausen – vocals and synth
Rasmus Stolberg – bass and synth