Search Event Tickets

Eventsuche

Buy Music & Merch!


EMP

Nuclear Blast Online Shop

Newsletter

Event Calendar

October 2017
M T W T F S S
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Latest Events

Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: LABRASSBANDA
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: LEROY SANCHEZ
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: BLANCO WHITE
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: PEGASUS
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE BREEDERS
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE NATIONAL
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: DUA LIPA
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: CUNNINLYNGUISTS
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: DRAGONFORCE
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: BIG THIEF
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: JAMES BLUNT
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: NECK DEEP
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: AIMEE MANN
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE BREEDERS
Tue Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: SHABAZZ PALACES
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: EBRI KNIGHT
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: KÄRBHOLZ
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE O'REILLY AND THE PADDYHATS
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: GARY NUMAN
Wed Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: CABBAGE

Translate

ennlfrdeitrues
glerakur themountainsarebeautifulnow
Artist: GlerAkur
Title: The Mountains Are Beautiful Now
Genre: Post Rock / Metal
Release Date: 21st July 2017
Label: Prophecy Productions


Album Review

GLERAKUR (which means "Glass Field") is a project of the Icelandic composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson. If there would be a classification of typical national music, Iceland would definitely have a pretty clear chart. And it's not the nationality, it's more about the atmosphere, the mood, the nature of this country. Alec Empire recorded an album, once he's been there, and he produced, probably not on purpose, a perfectly Icelandic record. Think of those fjords and landscapes, and you'll hear its music. So here is another composer who shares those mystical and beautiful sounds of the land of ice.

Loneliness, isolation, cold, overwhelming beauty and edgeless space - such pictures are coming before eyes while listening to powerful compositions of Elvar Geir Sævarsson. Musically, GLERAKUR is inspired and includes influences of post rock, ambient, but also black and doom metal. Conceptually it's the real theatrical play of five acts, directed by nature, but structured by a man. It starts with light playful acoustic guitar melody, which grows into a massive electronic wall. The further you come, the more threatening are the echoes of the ice caves. There are voices that either calling, or warning: ‘Can’t you wait’. In ‘HallAlone’, the acoustic tunes are back, they create a fragile atmosphere of hope. ‘Strings’ is the most aggressive track, it has an equal pressure from the beginning till the last second. And the grand finale ‘Fagurt Er Á Fjöllunum Núna’ kills it by resuming and absorbing the atmosphere of the whole album.

GLERAKUR stands out thanks to mixing hypnotic post rock passages with mass and volume of metal riffs. Each track is like a different story, and yet the decorations are the same. ‘The Mountains Are Beautiful Now’ is an unbelievable sonic journey, which will beam you far away, to one of the most beautiful corners of our planet.


Tracklist

01. Augun Opin
02. Can't You Wait (Album Version)
03. HallAlone
04. Strings
05. Fagurt Er Á Fjöllunum Núna


Line-up

Elvar Geir Sævarsson


Website

https://glerakur.bandcamp.com / https://www.facebook.com/glerakur


Cover Picture

glerakur themountainsarebeautifulnow


Rating

Music: 8
Sound: 10
Total: 9 / 10


Add comment


Security code
Refresh

You are here: Home Artists F-J CD Review: GlerAkur - The Mountains Are Beautiful Now