By Stafrćnn Hákon
Fans of the late Mogwai and Sigur Ros albums are in for a treat. Recommended by a random person I met at Crash Records, this album is a must have for any post rock fans wish list.
Stafrćnn Hákon has produced an album an extremely captivating album that radiates throughout. The gentle use of layered guitar and emotional melodic riffs captivates one's imagination and transports you to a glacial wonderland.
In songs such as "Vetur" and "Unnar" Hákon manages to subtly merge electronic drum loops with classical instruments such as cellos and trombones yet maintains the guitar movements that bands such as Godspeed you black emperor! and Mogwai are keenly associated with; except for the extreme noise outs which is a welcome break from the traditional verse chorus verse chorus chorus WALL OF NOISE that seems to dog the post rock genre.
Melodic and lush this album gives us an introspective view into the melancholic mind of Stafrćnn Hákon. Even though it's only October ask your parents, friends or other-half to get you this for x-mas now!