Gummi

by Stafrænn Hakon

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1.
Járn 08:38
2.
Svefn 05:48
3.
P-Rofi 06:47
4.
Rjúpa 05:36
5.
Hausi 07:58
today i am a stand-up guy tomorrow rings my fall and in between the saddest night some frights i won’t recall that state we call reality embraces my identity while you thought the world of me i just tumbled down i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all the moon sets in, the time has gone the beats fade out, we’re so alone take my hand and hold it dear make me forget my mortal fear undo me from the sighs and tears such is the feeling which i fear when yesterday leaves me aside and no one hears this silent cry i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all i’m truly yours but i don’t know anything at all
6.
Kvef 10:09
7.
Þurr Þurr 04:49
unplanned conditions exchange as grey streets endure the downpour and sunlight conceals itself but no light reveals itself to me effortless divide through closed windows i do not wish to collide so remain indoors you forget how the seasons switch between i regret not realising before the day gets lighter when the winter's gone you barely realise before it has changed the sunlight's seeping through as expected you only realise when the rain has dried when clouds come and go skies come undone as days come and go skies come undone as everyone outgrows skies come undone when clouds come and go skies come undone but dry dry, dry the sun barely shines someone barely sees it as air passes through lungs like no-one even needs it dry, dry
8.
Glussi 04:58
9.
Veggur 09:02

about

Release Info:
Much-anticipated brand new full length from one of the leading lights of
Iceland's burgeoning alternative music scene, following 2004's
"Ventill/Poki" (RESCD009) and the accompanying debut UK tour. Stafraenn
Hakon is the pseudonym of Olafur Josephsson, and "Gummi" is his fourth album release for UK indie Resonant - the first two effectively being full
releases for his bedroom recordings.

While "Ventill/Poki" represented his first material recorded with a supporting cast - a progression that was very evident in comparison to his previous output - "Gummi" marks a further giant leap forward in every respect.

Having established himself as a predominantly instrumental artist, Josephsson will surprise many with the inclusion of six full vocal tracks among the nine included here - featuring Birgir Hilmarsson (Blindfold/Ampop) on five tracks and Efterklang's Casper Clausen on one, alongside other guest musicians and collaborators.

While recognising the need to constantly evolve in order to maintain and expand upon your audience, the key elements that have always marked out Stafraenn Hakon from the crowded post-rock platform are still very much in place; delicate, intricate instrumentation and atmospherics, building slowly and organically, drawing in the listener.

Sure to be his biggest album to date, "Gummi" is housed in a full colour CD wallet featuring stunning hand-drawn artwork, and will be supported by UK tour dates around the release.

credits

released April 15, 2007

Songs / Participants:

Járn (Ólafur Josephsson)
Ólafur: guitars, bass, piano, banjo, acoustic guitar, bell
Lárus: earth harp, church organ, bells
Daniel: drums, tamborine, glitches, synths
Birgir: pump organ

Svefn (written by Samúel White & Ólafur Josephsson, lyrics by Birgir Hilmarsson)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Synths, backing voices
Samúel: Guitar
Daniel: Drums, Glitches, Guitar, Bass, Synths, backing voices, Bells
Birgir: vocals, bass
Töddi: Trombone

P-rofi (written by Samúel White & Ólafur Josephsson)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Harp, Vibraphone, Acoustic Guitar
Samúel: Guitar
Casper: vocals, melodica, piano, drums
Mads: instruments programming, noises, glitches & reconstruction
Daniel: glitches
Doddi: Cello

Rjúpa (written by Ólafur Josephsson, words by Birgir Hilmarsson)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Banjo, mandolin, melodica, acoustic guitar, vibraphone
Birgir: Vocals
Ingibjörg: piano
Greg Haines: Accordian
Daniel: Drums, mandolin
Lárus: Bells

Hausi( written by Samúel White & Ólafur Josephsson, words by Minco Eggersman)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bells, backing vocals
Samúel: Guitar
Minco: Vocals
Daniel: Drums, B4 organ, Electric Piano
Doddi: Cello
Töddi: Trombone

Kvef (written by Ólafur Josephsson, words by Birgir Hilmarsson)
Ólafur: Guitars, Piano, Synths, Drum Programming, Glockenspiel, Harp, B4 Organ
Birgir: Vocals
Lárus: Bells
Daniel: Drums

Þurr Þurr (written by Ólafur Josephsson, words by Daniel Lovegrove)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Piano, Pump Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Dulcimer Harp, Synths, Glitches
Lárus: Bells, Acoustic Guitar
Daniel: Vocals, Glitches, Drum Programming

Glussi (written by Ólafur Josephsson & Daniel Lovegrove)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Piano, B4 Organ, Glitches, Electric Piano
Daniel: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Synths

Veggur (written by Ólafur Josephsson)
Ólafur: Guitars, Bass, Piano, Glockenspiel, Synths
Daniel: Drums, Bass, Glitches,

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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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