LIIMA – 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 (Kaiku Studios) 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.
-from 4AD press release
The first track to be taken from ii is ‘Amerika’, and it can be heard in the player below, or on Spotify