The Icelandic Stafrænn Hákon will release his 7th album in November / December, ‘Prammi.’ The album contains 13 compositions that were written and produced by Ólafur Jósephsson, the driving force of Stafrænn Hákon. Since 2001, Ólafur has recorded under the Stafrænn Hákon moniker and released large amount of records under different monikers or projects such as Calder, Per:Segulsvið and Náttfari (who released the wonderful ‘TÖF’ last year). ‘Prammi’ is a balance between a lighter melodic song structure and heavy wall of guitar sounds and drones. On his last record, ‘Sanitas,’ Stafrænn was experimenting with poppier structures and less focus on heavier elements of his sound. ‘Prammi’ contains segments of scary guitar drones and constructed compositions that sound like the musical love child of Phil Collins, Sun Ra and Seal. The Greek underground label ‘Sound in Silence’ will release the record in a limited batch of 300 copies.
October 31, 2013