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Samaris are Lauren Laverne’s MPFREE download today!

19 Jun 2013

Samaris’ Góða Tungl (Sei A Remix) is Lauren Laverne’s MPFREE download track on BBC 6Music today having premiered on XLR8R yesterday.

Visit Lauren Laverne’s blog to download the track.

‘Góða Tungl’ is released 22nd July and includes this track as well as the original song and an additional remix by Stubborn Heart.

Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. Viltu Vitrast for example retells an Icelandic folk tale about villages who ask for help from a supernal being, but worry it will choose not to manifest its power on Earth. The effect is simultaneously ancient and modern - an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.

Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, within months Samaris had won both the Icelandic Músíktilraunir (past winners include the likes of Of Monsters and Men) and Kraumur Award. The band performed at Iceland Airwaves in 2011 and 2012, attracting the attention of Line Of Best Fit, Drowned In Sound and NPR amongst many others.

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