Band – Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg, Tatu Rönkkö. Design – Hvass&Hannibal. Engineer – Antonio Pulli. Mastered By – Bo Kondren. Photography By – Thomas Jauk. Photography By – Sterling Pierce Taylor. Producer – Jonas Verwijnen. Liima (2). ii (LP, Album, Neo). UK, Europe & US. 2016.
Today, Liima’s announcing the end result: their sophomore album, 1982, which they co-produced with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor.
Liima have unveiled another taster for their debut album ii today, ahead of its release on 18 March. The Danish/Finnish band made up of Tatu Rönkkö, plus Efterklang's Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg recorded their album in three days following week-long residencies in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Maderia where they would compose during the day and play a live concert at night made up of the newly-written songs. Underpinning everything is the percussion of Rönkkö, full of energy and and precision, reflecting perhaps the influence of the Berlin recording sessions. It's the sound of improvisation and a collective élan vital pushing at the walls of the city.
Chronicles II is the second of a two parts re-recorded hits compilation by German progressive rock band Eloy. The album has been released in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band. The first part Chronicles I has been released the preceding year. Chronicles II contains songs from the years 1984-1992 and from the albums Metromania (1984), Ra (1988) and Destination (1992).
Liima stays largely in one dark vein for the whole album, drenching tracks like dreamy "David Copperfield" in glitter and pouring a heart full of worry into tracks like "Life is Dangerous". The tracks do vary, but there's a sense that they all belong in the same time and place, that they all sprung into existence at once. The gritty rock moments that made ii so fascinating and intricate are not quite present in the slick retro grooves of 1982, and it's easy to miss the mess. Still, there's much to be said for the finesse of 1982, and Liima never sacrifices the dark edge that makes the group's music something more than everyday synthpop or lightweight vaporwave.
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Liima - ‘Jonathan, I can’t tell you’. Here is a little Sunday treat because I’m going to see Liima play live at the Radioeins lounge later today. I didn’t imagine to see them again so fast, so it makes me extra happy. I confess, I’m a late comer to Liima’s artsy experimental rock. The Finish and Danish band, a supergroup of sorts that involves members of Efterklang and Tatu Rönkkö, released their debut album ii last spring via esteemed label 4AD. How their atmospheric electro rock managed to evade me all this time will be a mystery I’ll be racking my brain over for all eternity.
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Written-By [Contains A Sample From 'Start Dayot Moskva' Written By] – Aleksandra Pakhmutova*
|A5||Trains In The Dark||3:57|
|B3||You Stayed In Touch With The Wrong Guy||4:02|
|B5||Change Of Time||2:48|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – 4AD Ltd.
- Manufactured By – MPO
- Recorded At – Vox-Ton
- Mixed At – Vox-Ton
- Mastered At – Calyx Mastering
- Lacquer Cut At – Calyx Mastering
- Published By – Мелодия
- Band [Liima Are] – Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer*, Rasmus Stolberg, Tatu Rönkkö
- Design [Graphic Design By] – Hvass&Hannibal
- Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Antonio Pulli
- Lacquer Cut By – Ɉan*
- Mastered By – Bo Kondren
- Photography By [Band Photo By] – Thomas Jauk
- Photography By [Front Cover Photo By] – Sterling Pierce Taylor
- Producer – Jonas Verwijnen
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Francesco Donadello
- Written-By, Performer – Liima
Notes℗ 2016 4AD LTD & © 2016 4AD LTD.
Recorded and mixed by Francesco Donadello at Voxton Studio, Berlin Oct 2015.
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering.
'Russians' contains a sample from 'Start Dayot Moskva' written by Aleksandra Pakhmutova. Published by Melodyia for the world.
Includes a download coupon for acces to high quality MP3's of all the songs.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 652637361117
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO CAD 3611 • A • ɈAN & Bo / CALYX • 33 rpm nonnii
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): CAD 3611 • B • ɈAN & Bo / CALYX • 33 rpm MPO
|CAD 3611 CD||Liima||ii (CD, Album)||4AD||CAD 3611 CD||UK, Europe & US||2016|