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Legal name: Merja Kokkonen


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 psych 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Meritie Islaja 1
2005 Palaa aurinkoon Islaja 1
2007 Ulual yyy Islaja 2
2008 Blaze Mountain Recordings Islaja 1
2010 Keraaminen Pää Islaja 2
2014 S U U Islaja 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Melodi Melodika / Kämmen, Kynsi, Kieli Islaja / TV-Resistori 1

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