Published September 17, 2010
Markús Bjarnason used to be a member of a most rockingly brilliant band called Skátur. However Skátur had to end and everyone went their separate ways into the ether.
Now Markús is back with a debut album of sorts and it’s pretty much the polar opposite of what he’s done before. Gone are the rock freakouts and in its place is just the barest of acoustic guitar and his voice.
The first track ‘Stay’ has an interesting Lo-fi groove with a basic drum pattern and “Now I Know” has a pleasing melodic feel. But from here on in, the quality of both the songs and recording go severely downhill. I understand it’s supposed to be lo-fi, but that doesn´t mean reel off the first thing that comes into your head after your breakfast Cheerios. I´m sure better is to come, but these songs needed a LOT more work before they passed muster….