• (Pre-Order) - ÁRSTÍÐIR - Nivalis 2LP/CD
SEASON OF MIST
In their native language of Icelandic, Árstíðir means “seasons”, and like the ever-changing seasons, the band’s musical stylings have never sat firmly in one singular camp. They’ve experimented with everything from Radiohead Indie Rock eccentricities to the melancholic elegance of latter day Sólstafir, and like their fellow countrymen and label mates, Árstíðir are able to effortlessly create a vivid but mysterious atmosphere.
What sets Nivalis (Season of Mist) apart from any Sólstafir release from the outset, however, is the overall fragile tone of the record and the staggering amount of melodic hooks. Nivalis means “snow” in Icelandic and with each track you can almost picture an individual snowflake drifting seamlessly in time with the melody. ‘Circus’ encapsulates this beautifully, as you can imagine the playful dance of falling snow with each delicate pluck of double bass and shimmering hum of cello.