STINAKO debut album Ikuisuus out now

Vinyl edition of Ikuisuus arrives on the 15th of November

In our ever bustling, busy and overwhelming lives, it’s often the quiet, minimalist moments that gives us a sense of calm and sure perspective. In this regard the debut album from STINAKO, Ikuisuus is the perfect escape – a place to reflect and draw breath from the daily hurly burly. With universal themes of loneliness, otherness, leading a hermit life whilst celebrating the beauty of life and nature – Ikuisuus revels in a natural honesty that puts voice and song – combined with spare instrumentation – first and foremost. STINAKO is the alter-ego of Stina Koistinen, celebrated songwriter and performer with the Helsinki based duo Color Dolor. Her debut solo album shows us a new raw and uncompromising side to Stina’s music – aesthetically she has never sounded this stripped back or this vulnerable. Ikuisuus is an almost complete solo expression, all songs written and all instruments and voices performed by Stina. The album was produced by Stina and Joonas Saikkonen, who also engineered and mixed the record. Linda Fredriksson brings saxophone to ‘Kohtaaminen’ while Joonas Saikkonen plays guitar on ‘Kuu nousee tänäkin yönä’

Initial reaction to Ikuisuus singles ‘Kun viimein saavuit’ and ‘Kuu nousee tänäkin yönä’

“The melancholy sad song contains a rare depth in Finnish music, the mysteriousness of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, but also the palpable fragility, like the secret vulnerability of a strong woman singing alone in the middle of an empty church.” Päivän Biisit
“…when she hits the high notes towards the end the rawness and richness together are emotionally overwhelming. She simply has the knack of doing that.” God Is In The TV Zine
“Immediately the tone of the stately piano will hit you, melancholy and deliberate, and that throws all the intention on to those vocals, which are just phenomenal, intoxicatingly powerful but almost fragile at times, they soar to an extraordinary level, delivering a beautiful cascading melody that climaxes and fades. ‘Kun Viimein Saavuit’ is a simply stunning song.” Nordic Music Review
Rumba Interview
“…but I can easily sense the intensity of the feeling – and that power will lift this song high.” Desibeli
‘Kuu nousee tänäkin yönä’ via Soundi
‘Kun Viimein Saavuit’ via Rumba
“I’m really quite taken with this hauntingly beautiful piece” SWIT

Initial Reaction to Ikuisuus
‘Portit’ via Päivän Biisit
Album of the week at Radio Helsinki
4/5 album review at Desibeli
5/5 album review at Voima
4/5 album review at KSML
Interview at Helsingin Sanomat

21st November, Sture Cafe Club, Helsinki (Album release Party)
5th December, Semi Final Helsinki (+Saaret)


“Ikuisuus” album cover (c) 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/covers : Heli Blåfield
Graphics: Sanna Turunen
Make-up & hair: Miika Kemppainen
Styling: Samu-Jussi Koski
Dress in album cover: Salla Koppel

Ikuisuus Vinyl pre-order (180gm + insert) – out 15/11/2019

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Rolling Records
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“Kuu nousee tänäkin yönä” single sleeve (c) Heli Blåfield


“Kun viimein saavuit” single sleeve (c) Heli Blåfield