Lisa Issaksson, otherwise known as Lisa O Piu (Piu roughly translating as 'and more' relating to her band Piu), grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Stockholm in her native Sweden where she spent her time in horse stables dreaming of becoming a riding teacher and owning her own stables. When she wasn't with the horses she was drawing them, a passion that is reflected in her music today. As Lisa grew older and discovered music the drawings of horses soon became song lyrics and it wasn't long before Lisa had rescued her mothers old guitar from a life in the attic and began experimenting with her voice and song.
Through the years her love of music continued to grow and, apart from performing with friends and eventually forming the band Piu, she began exploring recording techniques with a friends multi-track recorder (lillportan).
Lisa's first recording, a cdr entitled 'Cantering' which was recorded on the four-track and released under the name of Lisa O Lillportan, was distributed by the small Swedish cdr label Hör upp and limited to a release of thirty copies.
As Lisa continues to perform her music at various venues around the Stockholm area her debut release through Autumn Ferment Records is available now.
Lisa O Piu 7"
Whisperers, Wavers, Hunters and Sailors
500 hand numbered copies
Lisa O Piu's 7" vinyl, featuring sleeve art by Lisa herself, heralds the first release for Autumn Ferment Records. 'Whisperers, Wavers, Hunters and Sailors' and 'Equatorial Changes' provide a fantastic introduction to the otherworldly sound that Lisa creates. Lyrically nostalgic and thought provoking, Lisa's hushed vocals combined with stirring harmonies and dreamlike melodies tenderly picked on acoustic guitar warrant comparisons to classic late sixties and early seventies recordings by the likes of Linda Perhacs, Joni Mitchell or Vashti Bunyan. Influences and comparisons aside, Lisa's well structured compositions bring their own unique qualities to the present day blend of alternative folk.
Taken from Lisa's home recorded lo-fi gem of a cdr, these two tracks capture the original rustic charm of her early sessions and the feel of a one take recording. Now preserved on the holiest of musical formats, these recordings will stand to represent the ascent of a truly talented musician who has a great future ahead of her.