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Boomkat Product Review:
Islaja (aka Merja Kokkonen) returns for a long-overdue new studio album for Fonal, following up on the groundwork laid down by Ulual Yyy and her Ecstatic Peace release, Blaze Mountain Recordings. Gone are the old lo-fi aesthetics and all those sounds that conjured up images of woodland frolicking and Moomins, and in their place are newfound electronic production/writing techniques and a far higher fidelity sheen. Among the highlights, expect dark, organic synth grooves, horn blasts and lurching beats on opener 'Joku Toi Radion', almost Bat For Lashes-like piano-led introspection during 'Pimeytta Kohti' and the rhythmically uptempo, unusually poppy lament of 'Rakkauden Palvelija / 14. Käsky'. We recently had Islaja's split release with Christina Carter on Root Strata to remind us of just how great her music can be, but Keraaminen Paa seems to inject new energy into her sound, taking a direction that puts more distance than ever between the artist and her esoteric, avant-folk origins.