Ghostina arrives via Soliti on the 21st October 2022.
The second taste from Stinako’s new album Ghostina arrives with “Täyden kuun aikaan”. A string heavy slice of chamber pop which Stina Koistinen (Stinako) describes as; ““Täyden kuun aikaan” is a song about the hardship of letting go and yet succeeding in it and bringing down self made walls. Full moon is a magical time, when such miracles can come about.”
The Tiina Palm directed music video for “Täyden kuun aikaan” reflects the balancing between excitement and disappointment, joy and sorrow, happiness and depression, light and shadow, birth and death, that all life is made of. Stina’s own movement plays a vast role in the video’s imagery as it has inspired the director Tiina Palm greatly.
Watch “Täyden kuun aikaan”
Ghostina record launch show
Korjaamo Kulmasali 360° 18th November, 2022
Stinako performs her new album Ghostina at a show in the round at Korjaamo.
Katja Lundén Company & Stinako: Ihoni on pehmeä 5.-6.October 2022
Katja Lundén is a contemporary flamenco choreographer. This performance is based on songs from Ikuisuus and Ghostina albums, Stinako has also composed some new material for this show especially. The performances are between 5.-6.10.2022 at Aleksanterin teatteri
Stinako : Ghostina (Soliti 102) Release date: 21/10/2022
1 Täyden kuun aikaan
2 Ave Maria
3 Pelasta mut
5 Junat ja ajat
6 Kaikki tapahtuu
7 Lopun alku
Music & Lyrics: Stina Koistinen
Vocals, Piano: Stina Koistinen
Violin, Harmonium, Percussions, Flute, Vocals: Aili Järvelä
Cello, Vocals: Mila Laine
Synthesizers, Vocals: Tapio Viitasaari
Drum programming, mandolin (1): Joonas Saikkonen
Arrangers: Stina Koistinen, Tapio Viitasaari, Aili Järvelä, Mila Laine, Joonas Saikkonen
Recording, Mixing & Programming: Joonas Saikkonen
Producing: S. Koistinen & J. Saikkonen
Mastering: Philip Shaw Bova
Cover photograph: Heli Blåfield
Graphics: Sanna Turunen
Ghostina is the follow up to Stinako’s much loved debut album Ikuisuus, which established Stinako in her own right and was nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize. Of the themes of Ghostina Koistinen tells us: “Ghostina” is a phantom living in the ruins of my memories. The album is a collection of songs grown out of those ruins, coming to life as they’re sung and played by my beautiful band which consists of Tapio Viitasaari, Aili Järvelä, Mila Laine and myself. Memories are always partly true and partly invented by our minds. Ghostina is an alias of Stinako.”
Watch the Anna Brotkin directed video for first single “Pelasta Mut”
“It wouldn’t be too extravagant to describe it as an unassuming pop banger if you can imagine such a thing. Stina suggests ‘a melancholic party anthem’ ….But what happens next is astonishing. It’s a full-on dance track, with the main thumping synth-generated theme supported by what are nigh on trap beats…and violins! And from around the 2:45 mark it explodes, setting your goose bumps on fire.” Nordic Music Central
“… as a composition it would be well suited to rock the dance floor of an indie disco.” Soundi
STINA KOISTINEN is a Finnish artist and music maker from Helsinki. She is known for her dynamic voice and intriguing music making skills. Koistinen has won the prestigious Finnish music award Teosto Prize with her band Color Dolor’s album Love (2018) and was nominated for Hyundai Nordic Music Prize 2020 with her solo album, Stinako’s Ikuisuus (2019). Koistinen has done many collaborations with other artists, such as Mopo, Jesse Markin and Rinneradio.