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Eternal Horse

by Stafrænn Hakon

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1.
Bræla 04:28
Rólega, hafið tekur á móti mér Varlega, bátnum ýtir á undan sér Hljóðlega, flytur mig fjarri þér Bráðlega, steypist ég niður á botn Breiði yfir mig lakið og tel Þá hrynur yfir mig þakið Hóf að finna mér leið Vona að leiðin sé greið Ég kveð, dýfi mér inn í brakið
2.
Frigid/Bag 06:42
Instrumental track
3.
Kaos 06:12
With frozen eyes, in the mirror She's hypnotized If summer skies, could be clearer then so can wives She's a star Made by others She's a star Ruled by others
4.
I try to live a lie; I light up, light up to burn it down I try to live a lie; I am warm, so warm I will close you in I try to live a lie; see me burn, I'm burning at both ends I try to live a lie; I'm the fire to fuel the strife Beyond my desire, the rarest moment of grace hits me like thunder, and fills up this place beyond my desire, you water down this phase I look up from my life, you leave without a trace I try to live a lie; I'm in need, in need of deliverance I try to live a lie; I'm messed up, I'm messed up, this is my life I try to live a lie; see me burn, I'm burning at both ends I try to live a lie; I'm the fire to fuel the strife Beyond my desire, the rarest moment of grace hits me like thunder, and fills up this place beyond my desire, you water down this phase I look up from my life, you leave without a trace Kill this burning sensation for fire Fill my life with the love I admire
5.
Sót 04:29
Ferðamenn, lenda senn iljarnar, kolsvartar Dimmblá nótt Öldurót, ferðasót falin glóð, yfir kalda slóð Hún gufar upp og hverfur Teygjum okkur nær Flýtum okkur hægt Og tökumst á að nýju Langt utan seilingar Nær þó en stjörnurnar Handan við sjónarrönd Rekur á hvíta strönd Hún gufar upp… Teygjum okkur nær Flýtum okkur hægt Og tökumst á að nýju Teygjum okkur nær
6.
Falkor 04:36
7.
Rene Russo 05:05
I'll take another one, any day All the other ones, they can stay What does it mean to you… everything? I'll take another one, any day I'll take another one, throw him in a cage except my only son, and put myself to sleep What does it mean to you… anything? I'll take another one, any day
8.
I am sitting nearby this lake, it's empty It's been long since water grew the dark trees The clouds close in on me, you see...it's getting colder My eyes are wasted away with grief, i'm the beholder I'm the beholder Gone today, who knows who will see tomorrow Let me fall into eternity Gone today, who knows who will see tomorrow Let me fall into eternity Forever and a day Forever and a day Will my name get ink, will I be marked? Will I gain the world and lose my soul? Gone today, who knows who will see tomorrow Let me fall into eternity Gone today, who knows who will see tomorrow Let me fall into eternity Forever and a day Forever and a day
9.
Light 05:38
Shining in the dark, like a falling star Element of life stirred by silent wind Breathing through the night, coming from afar  Soon to pass me by, going down on me Shining in the dark, like a falling star Element of life stirred by silent wind Breathing through the night, coming from afar  Soon to pass me by, going down on me Safe me safe, show me light

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Following their first release on Darla, Eternal Horse is the ninth album ofthe Icelandic ambient rock band Stafrænn Hákon.
On Eternal Horse, Stafrænn Hákon move away from the DIY experimentald rony ambient and the lo-fi indie-rock sounds of their last albums, Prammi and Kælir Varðhund, and revisit the sound-spectrum of their previous Darla album, Sanitas (2010).

Eternal Horse contains nine pop-oriented and vocally driven melodies. The album builds on certain elements heard on Gummi (2007) and Sanitas (2010), filled with soft and floating guitars mixed with heavier guitar sounds, layers of acoustic instruments and vocals. Vocals and lyrics on the album are in the hands of Magnús Freyr Gíslason and At The Close Of Everyday frontman, Minco Eggersman, who again collaborates with the band, providing his deep and soothing vocals to three songs on the album.

As heard on the opening track Bræla, Stafrænn Hákon combines heavy sonic pallette of guitars mixed with airy melodic vocals. On Frigid/Bag a familiar tone is presented, heard on his highly acclaimed album from Ventill/Poki (2004). The journey continues with poppier elements and almost doomy sounds of the composition “Rene Russo”.
The band´s current line up consists of guitarists Ólafur Josephsson
and Lárus Siguðsson, bass guitarist Árni Þór Árnason, drummer Róbert Már Runólfsson and singer Magnús Freyr Gíslason. Eternal Horse is the first Stafrænn Hákon album featuring the whole band collaborating on the songs in their studio, making the compositions more organic and fuller. Longtime and now previous member of the band, Samuel White contributes two songs.

Recorded at Vogor Studios between 2011-2015. All songs by Stafrænn Hákon. Mixed by Daniel Lovegrove. Mastered by Finnur Hákonarson. Produced by Ólafur Josephsson and Daniel Lovegrove. Artwork by Árni Þór Árnason

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released November 20, 2015

Stafrænn Hákon:
Árni Þór Árnason: Bass guitar
Lárus Sigurðsson: Electric Guitar, Acoustic instruments..
Magnús Freyr Gíslason: Vocals on Bræla, Kaos, Sót and Rene Russo. backup vocals on Burning at both ends, I´m the beholder and Light.
Ólafur Josephsson: Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Pianos, Organ, programming, percussion
Róbert Runólfsson: Drums

With..
Samuel White: Electric Guitar on Light and Falkor
Minco Eggersman: Vocals on Burning at both ends, I´m the beholder and Light


Additional Musicians:
Frank Aarnink: Vibraphone
Nói Steinn Einarsson: Drums on Falkor
Tumi Árnason: saxaphone
Þórður Hermannsson: Cello
Þröstur Sigurðsson: Trombone
Fredrik Robertsson Boulter: Additional piano on Burning at both ends

Artwork by Árni Þór Árnason
Copyright Stafrænn Hákon 2015

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Stafrænn Hakon Reykjavík, Iceland

The band´s current line up consists of guitarists Ólafur Josephsson
and Lárus Siguðsson, bass guitarist Árni Þór Árnason, drummer Róbert
Már Runólfsson and singer Magnús Freyr Gíslason. Eternal Horse is the
first Stafrænn Hákon album featuring the whole band collaborating on
the songs in their studio
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