Release Info :
MUCH-ANTICIPATED second UK release from Stafraenn Hakon, following the success of "Skvettir Edik A Ref" in Autumn 2003 - an album that stood out and received unanimous acclaim purely on the strength of the music, which makes it a rare phenomenon in the current climate. Key to this was the inclusion of a track on the 10th Wire Tapper covermount - this alone prompted several emails to the label from many countries.
Though this is his second UK full-length, "I Astandi Rjpunnar" was actually recorded and self-released in Iceland before "Skvettir...", so this was originally his debut album in effect. Musically, the two albums inhabit the same territory - glacial, widescreen post-rock soundscapes, at once emotive, engaging and affecting - but if anything the music herein is more organic and mellow than on "Skvettir Edik A Ref".
SUPPORTERS of the first Stafraenn/Resonant release were numerous and widespread, including: The Wire, Comes With a Smile, SBN radio, XFM Dublin (who selected "Kofi" from "Skvettir..." as one of their favourite tracks of 2003), Brainwashed.com
, Dusted (America) (who've selected SH as one of their 10 'Destined' artists to watch in 2004) - expect this release to elevate things to the next level…
released 15 April 2004
album was recorded, mixed and mastered at home. All songs by Stafrænn Hákon except HVÍTI HÁKARLINN & HVARF by Samuel White & Stafrænn Hákon.
Þröstur Sigurðsson played trombone on SOLUTION & IODINE.
Þóra Magga played flute on SOLUTION.