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 dream-synth trio Vök were initially introduced in 2014.
Vök – Waiting – artwork
Their latest single Waiting once again finds Vök smoothing out the creases of the day in their idiosyncratic style.
Waiting feeds its way into the room in a mellowing fusion of electronics, before generating a head of steam as a rounded beat treads the floorboards and the dreamy vocals breathlessly embrace the listener.
The subtle echoes gives Waiting its other-worldly sense, while the looping electro-drum-pad gives the track a gravitational pull back to earth, which enables Vök to provide the audience with a space in which they can relax and fall-back onto the outstretched arms the trio proffer through the composition.
Vök are able to utilise the electronic kit to generate sounds which don’t jar the body into activity, rather hypnotically becalm as though in a darkened floating chamber.
Vök from Hafnarfjörður in Iceland is the dream-synth trio of Andri Már, Margrét Rán and Ólafur Alexander.
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.