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TO:96V | Hildur Gudnadottir “Saman”

LP – 11 tracks – 39:06
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
Side A
1. Strokur
2. Frá
3. Birting
4. Heyr Himnasmiður
5. Bær
Side B
6. Heima
7. Í hring
8. Rennur upp
9. Til baka
10. Líður
11. Þoka
“…a spirit both somber and generous” (New York Times)
“Wistful melodies and ominous passages abound, beauty and darkness drawn perfectly in equal measure. This is not just music to be listened to – this is to be taken in and felt.” (Bleep)
This album is about resonance: on “Saman”, which means “Together”, Hildur melts her voice with her cello, connecting the two instruments together. The result is a highly involving and moving album, recorded, mixed and mastered in Berlin. Hildur’s sylph-like vocals contrast beautifully with rich cello tones, resolving the tension between light and dark to produce a unique listening experience.
Renowned bassist Skúli Sverrisson guests on “Heima”.
This is Hildur’s 4th album for Touch, after “Without Sinking”, “Mount A” and “Leyfðu Ljósinu”.
All tracks composed, performed and recorded by Hildur Guðnadóttir in Berlin, except Heyr Himnasmiður (track 4), composed by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, lyrics by Kolbeinn Tumason.
Track 6, bass by Skúli Sverrisson
Tracks 1, 4 and 6 recorded by Francesco Donadello
All tracks mixed by Francesco Donadello and Hildur Guðnadóttir at Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin.
Buy Hildur Gudnadottir “Saman” [LP] in the TouchShop
www.hildurness.com

TO:96V – Hildur Gudnadottir “Saman”

LP – 11 tracks – 39:06
Artwork & photography by Jon Wozencroft
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye
Vinyl cut by Jason @ Transition

This album is about resonance: on “Saman”, which means “Together”, Hildur melts her voice with her cello, connecting the two instruments together. The result is a highly involving and moving album, recorded, mixed and mastered in Berlin. Hildur’s sylph-like vocals contrast beautifully with rich cello tones, resolving the tension between light and dark to produce a unique listening experience.

Track Listing:

Side A
1. Strokur
2. Frá
3. Birting
4. Heyr Himnasmiður
5. Bær

Side B
6. Heima
7. Í hring
8. Rennur upp
9. Til baka
10. Líður
11. Þoka

All tracks composed, performed and recorded by Hildur Guðnadóttir in Berlin, except Heyr Himnasmiður (track 4), composed by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, lyrics by Kolbeinn Tumason. Cello made by David Wiebe in 1991. [Cello nr 49]

Track 6, bass by Skúli Sverrisson, string fretted cello built by Hans Jóhannsson, resonated through two grand pianos.

Tracks 1, 4 and 6 recorded by Francesco Donadello.

All tracks mixed by Francesco Donadello and Hildur Guðnadóttir at Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin.

www.hildurness.com

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