This young Icelandic musician's music has been described as 'beautiful in the same way the arctic is'. Mixing strings with loops, ambience, electronics and beats, Arnalds combines classical instrumentation with an indie rock aesthetic that draws comparison to Sigur Rôs.
His debut album Eulogy for Evolution, on Erased Tape Records, is an evocative, orchestral suite that culminates in a sweeping climax of elegiatic swells and swirling post-rocking guitar noise.
Plus post-rock sonic beauty from support, UK band Yndi Halda, whose name is taken from the ancient Eddic poem Odin's Raven Magic and translates as 'enjoy eternal bliss.'
Their songs weave together a barrage of instrumentation with military-styled percussion and driving guitars to create expansive, ambient soundscapes. Their CD Enjoy Eternal Bliss is out now on Big Scary Monsters Label.
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Official Website: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=7451
Added by ChrisDodo on April 23, 2008