Samaris’ new single ‘Brennur Stjarna’ has been named Amazing Radio’s Record of the Week. The track comes from Samaris’ popular new album ‘Silkidrangar’, released in May this year. Read the article and have a listen to ‘Brennur Stjarna’ here.
Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson, aka ‘Doddi’), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s enchanting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. “You could say the words have been delicately sewn together and in a way they already have their song, their own melody when you read them” suggests Áslaug. The overall effect is is simultaneously ancient and modern – an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.