Release code: ODI189377
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Release Info: Rokkurro - I Annan Heim 2010 (Inner Ear)
Label : Inner Ear
Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró’s music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.
Their debut Það Kólnar Í Kvöld.. (It’s Getting Colder Tonight) was released in 2007 in Iceland, Europe and Japan to great critical acclaim, followed by tour dates with iconic figures of the Icelandic music scene múm and celebrated neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds.
Three years on Rökkurró have finished their magnum opus: Í Annan Heim (In Another World) produced by Alex Somers, partner and music collaborator of Jónsi Þór Birgisson (Sigur Rós). Í Annan Heim is a collection of nine graceful compositions that showcase a darker, more expansive and mature sound, full of meticulously crafted melodies, complex arrangements and smooth sonic textures.
Rökkurró are picking up influential fans on their travels: they were selected by Clash Magazine to play at the Nordic Music Export clubnight Ja Ja Ja in London in October 2010. Their music may be from another world, but with this tour (and an accompanying EP release in the UK to lay the ground for Í Annan Heim) Rökkurró quietly continue their conquest of hearts and minds here on planet Earth.