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Liima - Out Now: Liima - ii
Liima : Out Now: Liima - ii
18th March 2016

Liima - ii

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 digitially, on CD/LP, and on streaming services.  Last week Liima shared the official video for lead single 'Roger Waters', directed by Plastic Zoo, which you can watch here, or in the player below.  The band have also previously released 'Amerika', which was directed by Olivier Groulx and can be watched here.  

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.

The first pressing of ii is available on neon green vinyl.  You can buy from the 4AD Store here.
You can buy on iTunes here.
You can buy on Amazon here.
You can buy on Google Play here.

You can stream on the platform of your choice here.

Liima will be touring the UK and Europe in Spring, find all dates and links below.

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]

3rd - Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, Germany
6th - 10th - Beaches Brew, Ravenna, Italy

12th - 14th - Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland