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Rökkurró - Í Annan Heim (CD)

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Rökkurró's melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró's music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.

Their debut Það Kólnar Í Kvöld (It's Getting Colder Tonight) was released in 2007 in Iceland, Europe and Japan to great critical acclaim, followed by tour dates with iconic figures of the Icelandic music scene múm and celebrated neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds.

Three years on Rökkurró are releasing their sophomore album "Í annan heim" (In Another World) produced by Alex Somers, partner and music collaborator of Jónsi Þór Birgisson (Sigur Rós). "Í annan heim" is a collection of nine graceful compositions that showcase a darker, more expansive and mature sound, full of meticulously crafted melodies, complex arrangements and smooth sonic textures.

“Delicate lullabies sung in Icelandic.” Drowned In Sound (UK) “Rökkurró excited us with their haunting alternative folk where heavy melancholy goes hand in hand with a light pop sensation.” All Scandinavian (DK)

“Rökkurró have a cello-playing frontwoman with a lovely voice and songs to match.” Clash Magazine (UK)

"Very pretty in an audibly Icelandic style, Rökkurró are a chamber-pop quintet producing beautiful, swooning orchestral arrangements with other-worldly vocals." Snipe (UK)

“The folk-tinged reverie of the wailing accordion and carefully plucked guitars sends you off sailing through the clouds.” Let Me Like It (NL)

"Es geschieht ja nun wirklich selten, dass ganz unverhofft eine Platte auf den Schreibtisch schwebt, die vom ersten bis zum letzten Ton so herzerweichend schön und beseelt ist, dass man am liebsten mehrere Tränen verdrücken möchte. "Það kólnar í kvöld..." ist solch eine Platte." (Plattentests Online)

"Gesungen wird auf Isländisch, dies sollte aber dem Erfolg anderswo nicht im Wege stehen, kommt ja nicht uncool daher, ist ja kein Deutsch. Und wenn sich dann der als himmlisch beworbene Gesang von Frau Stefánsdóttir den verzweifelteren Stücken der Platte kräftiger entgegenstemmt, wird’s richtig aufregend." (TBA-online.cc)