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Islaja is Merja Kokkonen, a visual artist and musician from Helsinki, Finland, now living and working in Berlin, Germany. She records her music at home using a rainbow of instruments to accompany her personal vocal delivery sang in Finnish. Islaja's debut album Meritie (2004) gained praise in international music media such as The Wire, Dusted Magazine and WFMU. The follow-up release Palaa aurinkoon (2005) caused even more excitement and created quite a stir. 2007 saw the release of her third… read more

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  • in love with see no sun <33
  • Beautiful songs :)
  • Her English vocal delivery reminds me greatly of the wife of Kimmo Kuusniemi. I remember the songs were "Automania" and "Home Made Hero," but every other detail escapes me. Those songs can be found on the Sarcofagus discography cd. Now -there- is an obscure reference, but don't you people just love all things obscure!?
  • Pysahtyneet Planeetat <33
  • love 8)
  • wow, great news!
  • New song
  • According to her facebook profile three songs are already mixed.
  • what_about_the_new_album?
  • hell yeah!

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