Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Track Of The Day: Samaris - 'Viltu Vitrast'

It's very, very lazy when a music journalist describes any Icelandic female singer as "a bit like Bjork." This particular track from this teenage trio from Reykjavik does in fact have a little hint of the ex-Sugarcube about it (although it's a LOT more laid back), as well as lush, expansive moods not too far from Sigur Rós territory. Sung completely in their native tongue, Icelandic really is a beautiful language to listen to, and the fact that I have no idea what the words mean only adds more mystery and intrigue to this gorgeous tune. I also love the fact that (as with their other tracks) it features a touch of haunting clarinet, an instrument not usually paired with smooth, icy electronica of this sort. This is taken from the band's self titled debut album, which came out in July on One Little Indian Records. Samaris consists of Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir, Jófríður Ákadóttir and Þórður Kári Steinþórsson.

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