There's something about this song. This is a song about something there.
- Black Francis, in the Pixies' Subbacultcha
I'm not sure whether this Islaya song is about something there, or nothing there, or neither of the above. There's something about this song that makes me feel like it's a song about something there. Something in the way it starts as an assured pop song, supported by a repeating guitar chord, Merja Kerkkonen's warm, unwavering voice, and a throbbing bass. Then, without warning, it unravels, transformed into a mess of tension, a place for nothing, but everything's still in there, lost. And then, as quickly as the deconstruction, the recovery.
Islaja - Pete P. (mp3)
Own Ulual Yyy.