From Iceland — Rökkuró



Published September 13, 2013

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 followed by tour dates with iconic figures of the Icelandic music scene múm and celebrated neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds. In 2010 Rökkurró released their sophomore album ‘Í Annan Heim’ (In Another World) in Iceland, Europe and Japan to great critical acclaim. ‘Í Annan Heim’ was produced by Alex Somers, partner and music collaborator of Jónsi Þór Birgisson (Sigur Rós) and showcased a darker, more expansive and mature sound, full of meticulously crafted melodies, complex arrangements and smooth sonic textures. An extensive tour followed with dates in Iceland, UK, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. Rökkurró was also selected by Clash Magazine to play at the Nordic Music Export clubnight Ja Ja Ja in London in October 2010. Rökkurró are currently working on new material for their third album to be released in 2014.

November 1, 2013
23:20 Harpa Kaldalón

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