STINAKO is the new solo project by the celebrated singer and songwriter Stina Koistinen. She is known for her bands Color Dolor and Swan/Koistinen among others, not to forget her multiple collaborations with other artists. STINAKO’s first album Ikuisuus brings out a new, bold and private side of the artist.
Ikuisuus is an album about loneliness, otherness and how these things reflect with the universe. These songs are personal pictures of life outside the social norms. The core of the album builds upon Stina’s distinctive voice and an old summerhouse piano which rings with dark tones. The album’s sounds have been run through a guitar amplifier and a tape machine.
Beside playing the piano Koistinen has composed, written the lyrics and produced the album. The co-producer was Joonas Saikkonen, who also recorded and mixed the album. Saxophonist Linda Fredriksson makes a powerful appearance on the track ‘Kohtaaminen’.
STINAKO’s debut album Ikuisuus will be released on the 1st of November 2019 by Soliti.
The first single ‘Kun viimein saavuit’ will be released on the 27th September 2019
STINAKO – IKUISUUS (Soliti 076) Release date 1/11/19
Available on digital/vinyl
“Ikuisuus” album cover art / picture: Heli Blåfield
- 1. Kun Viimein Saavuit
- 2. Portit
- 3. Kohtaaminen
- 4. Kuu Nousee Tänäkin Yönä
- 5. Valkoinen Kissa
- 6. Ihoni On Pehmeä
- 7. Katselen
- 8. Ikuisuus
- 9. Kuu On Siellä
- 10. Muhju
11. En Enää Pelkää Sadetta
All songs, vocals, piano & synths by Stina Koistinen
Produced by Stina Koistinen & Joonas Saikkonen
Recorded & mixed by Joonas Saikkonen
Saxophone on track 3 by Linda Fredriksson
Guitar on track 4 by Joonas Saikkonen
Photo: Heli Blåfield
Graphics: Sanna Turunen
Make-up & hair: Miika Kemppainen
Styling: Samu-Jussi Koski
Dress in album cover: Salla Koppel