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Icelandic teenage wunderkind Samaris' first US release comes in the shape of an eponymously-titled album compiling their two Icelandic-released EPs, Hljóma Þú (2011) and Stofnar falla (recorded at Sigur Rós' Sundlaugin studio with Gunnar Tynes of múm, 2012) and includes 4 additional remixes.
Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir's haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems.
"Viltu Vitrast" for example retells an Icelandic folk tale tale about villages who ask for help from a supernal being, but worry it will choose not to manifest its power on Earth. The effect is simultaneously ancient and modern - an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere. Also includes digital download.
"Samaris specialize in gorgeous, haunting nocturnes." - Drowned In Sound
"Serious talent and vision." - NPR
Samaris Samaris Track Listing:
1. Hljóma Þú
2. Viltu Vitrast
3. Góða Tungl
4. Hljóma Þú (Muted Remix)
5. Viltu Vitrast (Futurgrapher Remix)
6. Góða Tungl (DJ Arfi Remix)
1. Stofnar Falla
3. Sólhvörf I
4. Sólhvörf II
5. Kælan Mikla
6. Stofnar Falla (Subminimal Remix)