CeaseTone delivers an even blend of acoustic and electronic elements; going all the way from fingerpicking folky guitars to fuzzy climactic leads. A perfect balance between electronic elements and good old rock & roll!
Hafsteinn Þráinsson began Ceasetone as an acoustic project solo project back in 2012. This, alongside his collaborations as a player, composer, producer with Icelandic artists such as Axel Flóvent and Agent Fresco.
Fleshed out to a full band, Þráinsson delivered the first Ceasetone album, Two Strangers in 2016. The LP racked up a nomination for Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards.
‘Two Strangers’ is not only an excellent album to listen to, but a masterpiece of musicianship. It delights and surprises with its variety of styles.
The album tells the touching story of love and life while leading you through all ups and downs. We don’t really want to put a label on it or categorize the sound. All in all, an impressive mix between slow and fast melodies, minimalistic to multi-instrumental parts. The organic / electronic sounds, strings, piano and synthies, crowned by Haffi’s amazing vocals.
They are known for their passionate live performance and their hugely diverse sound. The strong contrasts of electronics, acoustics and soundscapes are bound together with powerful indie rock.
CeaseTone brings a fresh sound into the modern era of music mixtures. by keeping their ideas clean; and mixing it all together with their own unique character. You’ll find their releases utterly fascinating – a clever mix of both electronic and acoustic sounds, with tracks that weave a web of intricately constructed music.
RIYL: Alt-J, Radiohead