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Islaja
Islaja
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Background information
Merja Kokkonen
Islaja
Born (1979-05-19) May 19, 1979 (age 39)
Helsinki, Finland
Origin Finland
Genres Folk, experimental, acid folk
Singer, songwriter, musician
2004-present
Labels Fonal
Avarus, Kemialliset Ystävät, Hertta Lussu Ässä
Website islaja.com

Islaja or Merja Kokkonen (born May 19, 1979) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Helsinki, Finland. Besides her solo career, she is a member of free improv and psychedelic folk bands Avarus, Kemialliset Ystävät, and the trio Hertta Lussu Ässä.

She has been compared to Björk, Syd Barrett, and Nico.

Her music is notably psychedelic and very intimate using a large variety of instruments.

Discography

Also appears on

  • Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (3CD, Nascente 2011)

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