Árstíðir

Árstíðir

We live in a world that is designed to reward those who aim for a louder, bigger, faster, heavier approach. A band that specializes in the more mellow and subtler nuances of music truly is a phenomenon. Árstíðir hailing from Iceland, are indeed one of those bands.

In their native language of Icelandic, Árstíðir means “seasons”. And like the ever-changing seasons, their musical stylings have never sat firmly in one singular camp. Their music defies genre borders and might best be described as classically influenced indie folk rock.

They first emerged from the blossoming Icelandic music scene in 2008, by the three founding members. Daniel Auðunsson (guitar) Gunnar Már Jakobsson (baritone guitar) and Ragnar Ólafsson (piano) discovered their mutual love for vocal harmonies. As a result, Daniel, Gunnar and Ragnar quickly went from playing acoustic covers to writing their own music.

Merging their ideas they consequently created a sound into something they could call their own, combining influences of classical, folk rock, and minimalist soundscapes.

They experimented with everything from Radiohead Indie Rock quirks to the melancholic elegance of latter-day Sólstafir. Similarly, the trio effortlessly create a vivid but mysterious atmosphere.

Árstíðir weave elements of sound with lyrics describing heartbreak, longing, and a deep connection to the circular oneness of life. Organic acoustic traditions and modern electronic arrangements with intricate simplicity and genuine skill enhance each composition.

The Reykjavík-based crafters present a moving mixture of stringed instruments, tasteful percussion, and beautifully harmonized vocals through an emotive blend of indie, folk, and soft rock

Árstíðir provide a musical wonderland to get lost in, undoubtedly inspired by the vast breathtaking landscapes of their home country.

We live in a world that is designed to reward those who aim for a louder, bigger, faster, heavier approach. A band that specializes in the more mellow and subtler nuances of music truly is a phenomenon. Árstíðir hailing from Iceland, are indeed one of those bands.

In their native language of Icelandic, Árstíðir means “seasons”. And like the ever-changing seasons, their musical stylings have never sat firmly in one singular camp. Their music defies genre borders and might best be described as classically influenced indie folk rock.

They first emerged from the blossoming Icelandic music scene in 2008, by the three founding members. Daniel Auðunsson (guitar) Gunnar Már Jakobsson (baritone guitar) and Ragnar Ólafsson (piano) discovered their mutual love for vocal harmonies. As a result, Daniel, Gunnar and Ragnar quickly went from playing acoustic covers to writing their own music.

Merging their ideas they consequently created a sound into something they could call their own, combining influences of classical, folk rock, and minimalist soundscapes.

They experimented with everything from Radiohead Indie Rock quirks to the melancholic elegance of latter-day Sólstafir. Similarly, the trio effortlessly create a vivid but mysterious atmosphere.

Árstíðir weave elements of sound with lyrics describing heartbreak, longing, and a deep connection to the circular oneness of life. Organic acoustic traditions and modern electronic arrangements with intricate simplicity and genuine skill enhance each composition.

The Reykjavík-based crafters present a moving mixture of stringed instruments, tasteful percussion, and beautifully harmonized vocals through an emotive blend of indie, folk, and soft rock

Árstíðir provide a musical wonderland to get lost in, undoubtedly inspired by the vast breathtaking landscapes of their home country.

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