Friday, November 10, 2017

Now Playing: Lag Fyrir Ommu

By Ólafur Arnalds.

Some pre-winter's going down to 19 degrees tonight.


Theo said...

Bizarre coming on here and seeing Icelandic... had to do a double take on that post title.

Gorgeous, aching track though. Title translates to 'Song For Grandma'.

Rot said...

thanks for that.
had no idea.

typical american ; )

Theo said...

Haha... not exactly the most well known language regardless, so don't sweat it.

And not sure if this sorta folk-pop stuff appeals to you or Bean at ALL... but here's a deliciously dark and creepy record by another Icelandic musician who I love:

A lot of spooky ballads built around rickety piano and organ... music for dark autumn nights (there's even a track titled 'Halloween'). Closest thing I could compare the sound to would be 'Buried In Water' by Dead Man's Bones.

Rot said...

We'll give it a listen.