The Icelandic dream-synth band Vök will be releasing the LP Figure on the 28th of April.
Released as a stand-alone single earlier in the month – Show Me – from the forthcoming album curls gently through the room relaxing all those it touches in a roughly three and a half minutes track that has the hallmarks of their sound.
The Icelandic rock creator Einar Vilberg is finalising details for his début solo LP.
Within the past few hours Something To Lean On was made available.
Established as the vocalist for Noise; as a solo artist Einar is able to explore a heavier rock sound which is delivered through the just over three minutes of Something To Lean On with a deft finesse and the listener can remain blissfully unconcerned that it is one player performing the four parts.
The Icelandic alt-rock project of Soffía Björg will be releasing the début eponymous LP in physical format on the 13th of April.
On hitting play a spellbinding vocal drifts across the room to a backdrop of luxuriously textured guitar that instantly holds attention and all external distractions fade into silence as the listeners mind is completely absorbed in the intense and brooding undercurrent.
The Icelandic melodic-rocker Ned Gale released the single Hometown on the 25th.
With self-evident reference point of Dire Straits – Hometown (available on bandcamp) doesn’t dwell in the past rather provide a continuum of the ever evolving cycle of music where to pull on the past can still make for material of currency and in another forty years so one will be minded of Ned Gale as a circumlocution of influence with the same rushed and awkward lyrics trying to cram themselves into spaces that don’t exist.
If you don’t fully recall Sultans of Swing in what is now an iconic reference track with its broken stanzas and over reaching lyrics do take another listen before you criticise Ned for doing exactly the same thing in his début release and given time will be as smoothly able to transition the contrasts.
The Icelandic prog-rock quartet Noise release the LP Echoes – digitally – imminently.
Noise – Echoes – Vinyl
The just over thirty five minute eight track album, whilst smartly suited and booted doesn’t require White tie to enjoy, as inside the formality lays an intrigue of conceptual rock.
The first track on the LP Dark Days is a fair statement of intent as melodies are struck blows to the side which gives the composition a sense of ever teetering on the edge of off-balance and it is this journey of hacked symphonic orchestration which gives Noise their interest. Acoustic guitar, violins and piano are buffeted by rugged vocal which is buttressed by expressive percussion.