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Liima - 'ii' Released 18th March
Liima : 'ii' Released 18th March
13th January 2016

Liima is a new band formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang.

Their debut album ii features songs written in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira during four week-long residencies, each place influencing 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.

Liima - ii

Translated from Finnish as ‘glue’, Liima found the spontaneity of writing and performing in a limited time frame hugely liberating.  From a simple live set-up - synthesizers, drum samplers, vocals, effects pedals and a bass guitar – the four were able to draw upon their creative dynamic, playing by intuition like a collective conscience, to shape improvised sketches and ideas into songs.  They took the same instinctive approach when recording the album.  In October 2015 the band along with producer Jonas Verwijnen headed to Vox-Ton studio in Berlin, recording the album in just three days, playing everything together live with no overdubs.  ii was mixed to tape by Francesco Donadello.

The first track to be taken from ii is ‘Amerika’, and it can be heard in the link below, or via the 4AD YouTube channel here.  It's also streaming on Spotify here.


Liima begin 2016 with further residencies in London and Copenhagen, as well as a UK and European tour in the Spring.  The four-piece will be artists-in-residence at London EDITION Hotel from January 17-20.  Liima will perform the music created in those three days to a private audience on January 20th.  Head here for details on how to attend.

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.

Find Liima online:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Liima - ii
CAD 3611

1. Your Heart
2. Amerika
3. Roger Waters
4. Russians
5. Trains in the Dark
6. Woods
7. 513
8. You Stayed in Touch with the Wrong Guy
9. Black Beach
10. Change of Time

14th – Eurosonic, Groningen, Netherlands

3rd - 4th – By:Larm, Oslo, Norway [Tickets]
31st – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, Finland [Tickets]

1st - 2nd – 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]

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