Published February 9, 2007
Skúli Sverrisson is a world renowned bass player. Over here he’s probably best known for his work with the New York group Blonde Redhead. It is mostly an instrumental album, except for 3 tracks where Ólöf Arnalds sings. This is a tough album to describe. It is melancholic, sad and beautiful. It’s not an aggressive album, it is subtle and low-key without fading to the background as sometimes occurs. It is obviously the work of very skilled people – it sounds professional. It has great Quality with a capital Q. The various musicians are all known for excellent work, but it’s Skúli’s bass, guitar and dobro playing that form the backbone of each track. It is a mature piece of music that is very pleasing to the ears.