Electro-folk / artpop act GEA’s sound is described to be light and airy, full of magic and mystery. The songs are based on piano/keyboard led instrumentations combined with minimalistic electronic arrangements giving room to the authenticity and rawness of emotions and vocals. There are also some traditional Finnish folk instruments used in a modern context, creating an interesting atmosphere, and giving new life to some almost forgotten instruments.
GEA released her debut album Butterflies on September 11th 2017 in New York followed by a series of live performances in US and Mexico, where she performed at Festival Ajusco. The album is based on GEA’s songwriting and Mikko H Haapoja’s production.
GEA’s music video “Alone” has been selected on several film festivals, and will be screened in New York as part of WILLiFEST September 16th and WNY Film, Art and Music Event (FAME) on September 17th. It has been also selected to US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Award’s. Her music video Pink has been selected on Social Machinery Film Festival, and will be screened on “Canada Culture Days” – Toronto City September 29-30 and 1 October.
“What makes Butterflies most interesting from an electronic standpoint is how the group uses traditional, almost folk-adjacent beat structures in many of their tracks like “Followers” and “Real You and Me” but turns them into ambient electronic beats, adding a modern context but also a deeper layer than both the average indie pop and the average ambient. It also very much re-affirms what Bjork and some others say about electronic music indeed being ancient and tribal, no matter what compositional medium is used. In GEA’s case it’s a mix of analog and electronic media, and the result is stark and gorgeous.” Layla Marino, Your EDM.