Islaja is the latest edition to Gudrun Gut‘s Monika Enterprise label, the Finnish-born producer and composer having swapped her folk background for idiosyncratic electronic pop. Currently based in Berlin, Islaja is embedded within a DIY scene here in the city, honing a unique sound that, to these ears, is quite unlike many other musicians—although listen closely and hear touches of Aerea Negrot in the studied quirkiness or, perhaps, a more surrealist Nite Jewel. Her sixth record S U U, which follows releases on Finnish label Fonal and Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace!, is due later this month and we’re presenting the exclusive premiere of the video for “Siren Call”. The drone of an accordion at the very beginning further accentuating the salt sprayed seafaring theme, although it quickly gives way to jaunty synth throbs and Islaja’s throaty vocal which marks it as our favorite cut from the album. The video stays true to the strangeness of the track inverted colors and picture-in-picture effects. Check it out above. You can also watch a further video, this time for album cut “Skeleton Walk”, on YouTube.
S U U by Islaja is released on March 24th via Monika Enterprise.