▒ Brestir ▒
Originally released in 2011, Árstíðir’s first album ‘Svefns og vöku skil’ offers atmospheric, hauntingly beautiful songs that take elements of folk, rock, and classical music among other styles, which are arranged into new patterns that have invited comparison with Ólafur Arnalds, and primarily Sigur Ros, inevitably due to superficial similarities, as Árstíðir often sing in their native Icelandic tongue and use acoustic instrumentation throughout their musical works.
You will hear these similarities in the bands classically influenced indie-folk rock/chamber pop track, ‘Brestir’ – the pure natural beauty of this song, with its tender and pleasing acoustic guitar melody is wrapped in gentle melancholy. Piano and string instruments take their turns in the limelight, and contribute to an atmosphere of melodic vocal harmonies.
Though we haven’t the foggiest clue what any of these words mean, the language of music is, fortunately, universal.
RIYL: Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby Stills & Nash, Kenny Loggins