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Track Of The Issue: Uni Stefson’s “Enginn Grætur”

Track Of The Issue: Uni Stefson’s “Enginn Grætur”

Published July 2, 2014

Gabríel Benjamin
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Saga Sig

Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson of super band Retro Stefson has recently started a solo project known as Uni Stefson, and it is equally worth following. For his latest release, he sings a poem written in 1844 by celebrated poet and independence hero Jónas Hallgrímsson. The poem is a decidedly melancholic ode to lost love, written as if the poet were on his deathbed (which he was a year later). Unnsteinn’s soulful rendition starts slowly, builds up momentum organically and is enhanced by soft synths that play sounds reminiscent of church organs, further adding to the macabre and dramatic vibe of the piece. Check it out below, and keep your eyes on Uni Stefson. We’re sure he’ll be releasing more gems like these in the near future. You can download the track here.

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