In Search of the Sound
Píanó í þokunni (Piano In The Mist, Piano In The Fog) is dreamy tribute to a long lasting relationship with my piano, a musical journey, from the past to, at the time, present. Released in October 1st 2018, this album was in a way a milestone album for me, capturing a dreamy sound and vibe I had been searching for by exploring sounds and samples from the past creating a musical contex of the now and its own. The album cover is also a beauty, an oil painting by north Icelandic artist and great friend Brynja Harðardóttir Tveiten, absolutely stunning and inspirational work of art.
Before starting working on the album I had a very clear consept in mind: the soundscape I wanted to explore, the overall album texture I wanted to create and I wanted to reuse old material (samples) from the past (mostly sampledon my K2000 sampler). As always, things change as you go, new ideas pop up, but I was very true to the core idea manipulating sounds and samples from the past and incorporate it into the whole album picture. If you listen carefully you´ll hear my old out-of-tune piano chopped into phrases and reflections of my sampled vocals.
In an interview with Reykjavik Grapevine I went through the whole album track by track, glad I did, otherwise I might have forgotten some of it. Named after the album itself (or vice versa), the last song of the album is the most dramatic where everything somes to an end: Sampled synths, field recordings, chopped vocals and the beauty of the Cello, played by Eir Önnu Olafsbur.
An epilogue: the closing frame, the fog comes crawling in again, consuming the daylight we’ve enjoyed and adding stillness to everything. It’s time to lay down and get some sleep.
Listen on Spotify, Apple Music or purchase album download on Bandcamp