Icelandic teenage wunderkind Samaris' first US release comes in the shape of an eponymously-titled album compiling their two Icelandic-released EPs, Hljóma Þú (2011) and Stofnar falla (recorded at Sigur Rós' Sundlaugin studio with Gunnar Tynes of múm, 2012) and includes 4 additional remixes. Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir's haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. "Viltu Vitrast" for example retells an Icelandic folk tale tale about villages who ask for help from a supernal being, but worry it will choose not to manifest its power on Earth. The effect is simultaneously ancient and modern - an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere. Also includes digital download. "Samaris specialize in gorgeous, haunting nocturnes." - Drowned In Sound "Serious talent and vision." - NPR Samaris Samaris Track Listing: LP1 1. Hljóma Þú 2. Viltu Vitrast 3. Góða Tungl 4. Hljóma Þú (Muted Remix) 5. Viltu Vitrast (Futurgrapher Remix) 6. Góða Tungl (DJ Arfi Remix) LP2 1. Stofnar Falla 2. Vöggudub 3. Sólhvörf I 4. Sólhvörf II 5. Kælan Mikla 6. Stofnar Falla (Subminimal Remix)

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