From Iceland — Download This: Samaris's “Lífsins Ólgubjór"

Download This: Samaris’s “Lífsins Ólgubjór”

Published July 6, 2015

Earlier this year, ever-popular Icelandic electronica trio Samaris released an enticing live album called ‘Silkidrangar Sessions’, as a kind of partner piece to their album ‘Silkidrangar.’ As they’re throwing a big independently-promoted show with Mammút next week (see the cover of our info section for more on that), our track of the issue is one of the standouts from the ‘Sessions’ record: a deep, dubby reworking of the ‘Lífsins ólgubjór.’ It starts out mellow and slow, picking up pace and volume with some swooning clarinet and shimmering synth octaves. Jófríður Ákadóttir’s voice flits over the rich backing, adding a seductive, humane warmth to the sound.

Download the track here here (right-click and save-as).

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