"Islanders" is an album created about, with, and for Mackinac Island, MI and is the score of a feature-length documentary also titled, "Islanders".

Islanders is the outcome of FINKEL retreating home to Mackinac Island, MI in the early winter of 2021 to rediscover themselves, and more specifically, where they came from. The album incorporates sound samples from the natural environment; sticks snapping, waves crashing, Island wildlife, ice forming and cracking, etc.. It also uses sounds from the only means of transportation on Mackinac Island; snowmobiles, ferry boats, horses, and 6 seater airplanes. FINKEL conducted interviews with citizens of Mackinac Island, a pool of a fluctuating 500 local populous, to collect lyrical themes for the record. Islanders is for anyone who wants to get to know Mackinac Island from the inside out, and witness a creation born from complete immersion in one of the most unique communities in the world. Get an idea for Mackinac Island during the winter months through the linked local television segment below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnH-vdvU28&t=41s

Documentary filmmakers followed FINKEL around as they wrote their record, Islanders. The record then became the score to the documentary also titled, Islanders. The experience was turned into a feature-length documentary, distributed by Kamikaze Dogfight.

Islanders is the outcome of FINKEL retreating home to Mackinac Island, MI in the early winter of 2021 to rediscover themselves, and more specifically, where they came from. The album incorporates sound samples from the natural environment; sticks snapping, waves crashing, Island wildlife, ice forming and cracking, etc.. It also uses sounds from the only means of transportation on Mackinac Island; snowmobiles, ferry boats, horses, and 6 seater airplanes. FINKEL conducted interviews with citizens of Mackinac Island, a pool of a fluctuating 500 local populous, to collect lyrical themes for the record. Islanders is for anyone who wants to get to know Mackinac Island from the inside out, and witness a creation born from complete immersion in one of the most unique communities in the world. Get an idea for Mackinac Island during the winter months through the linked local television segment below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnH-vdvU28&t=41s

Documentary filmmakers followed FINKEL around as they wrote their record, Islanders. The record then became the score to the documentary also titled, Islanders. The experience was turned into a feature-length documentary, distributed by Kamikaze Dogfight.

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Yo - thanks for being curious about us. We’re a married couple that likes to do out-of-the-box shit to create our music. Welcome to our fever dream <3

Jane and Brian Spencer of FINKEL seem to arrive from the near future, or perhaps somewhere out there, appearing with a slight shimmer of a dimension adjacent to our own. With an atmosphere treading the periphery of pop, the duo’s tangible vocal presence overlays hypnotic cinematic pulsations in a combination that teases out details of last night’s otherworldly dreams and tempts the waking state to return to its astral analog.

FINKEL aims to inspire creativity and strengthen human connection, while deterring the fears and insecurities attached to making art. That's why they're creating a docuseries where they travel globally to new locations, meet new collaborators, and make music inspired by their adventures together. The vulnerability involved in making art is hugely beneficial for everyone. The more open we are with ourselves, the more understanding we can be of the world around us.