Liima, recently formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö and Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of the Danish act Efterklang, have undeniably recorded their debut album ii in a very innovative and bold manner. The record features songs written in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira during four week-long residencies. Each location shaped the sound of the album significantly – ii truly does reflect the beauty of these four very distinctive and unique environments. Every residency ended with a live concert where Liima performed the freshly written material in front of a local audience.
‘513’ is said to be highly energetic yet unfalteringly precise. On a technical level, it reflects Liima’s time recording in Berlin. The song is inspired by Rasmus Stolberg’s wedding day, an event that (you guessed it) took place on May 13.
Listen to single ‘513’ below.
ii will be released on March 18 via Remote Control Records.