Vök from Hafnarfjörður in Iceland is the dream-synth trio of Andri Már, Margrét Rán and Ólafur Alexander.

Vök - Photo by Eygló Gísla

Vök – Photo by Eygló Gísla

The music of Vök floats round the room in dreamy spirals of lugubrious luminescence. Combinations of wind and stringed instruments melt inside synthetics as an expressive vocal delivers a sound in which the mind unwinds as though in a flotation chamber. The trio are able to produce compositions which are gently paced, yet don’t have the listener reaching for the next phrase, rather seeking to hold on to that which has passed.

First appearing live as a duo a couple of years ago, Vök soon developed to a three piece and the additional flexibility has enabled them to create sounds which have an intensity and depth that finds audiences replaying the pieces in their mind long after the curtain has closed.

Vök deliver thoughtful, relational pieces of music in which they invite the mind to shift into gear offering a fascinating collection of material which will fill any evening of quiet reflectivity with a back-drop of existentialism, allowing the brain to contemplate ‘the Other’ in a space of interconnectivity.

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Tension – EP – Vök is available on iTunes.*

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