Our second album Svefns og vöku skil, recorded in the summer of 2011 and produced by Ólafur Arnalds.
Svefns og vöku skil comes in a beautifully designed digipak case with a 16-page booklet containing lyrics and artwork by Fanney Sizemore. Each purchase comes with a free digital download of the album in high-quality mp3 format, along with exclusive album artwork. Svefns og vöku skil explores the boundary between sleep and waking, containing twelve songs written over a period of two years. During this time the sound of Árstíðir matured from its homegrown roots, featuring broad, lush string arrangements and revealing a more experimental side of the band. The album was recorded in Studio Hljóðriti in June and July 2011 with Styrmir Hauksson as engineer, and was produced by Ólafur Arnalds and mastered in Berlin by Nils Frahm.
Our eponymous debut album, recorded in the spring of 2009.
The album was recorded at Hljóðriti studio in Iceland, and was engineered, mixed and mastered by Axel Flex Árnasson and released June 19th, 2009. Each purchase comes with a free digital download of the album in high-quality mp3 format.
Our remix EP Tvíeind features eclectic electronic interpretations of five tracks from Svefns og vöku skil. Each purchase of the physical CD comes with a free digital download of the album in high-quality mp3 format, along with exclusive album artwork.
- Ljóð í sand (SAKARIS Neighties remix)
- Á meðan jörðin sefur (iamthemorning rework)
- Days & Nights (Ruxpin remix)
- Lost in You (Veell remix)
- Shades (Kippi Kanínus remix)
The album boasts international electronic artists ranging from Iceland’s own Ruxpin and Kippi Kanínus (the moving force behind Amiina’s recent electronic direction) to iamthemorning from St. Petersburg. Tvíeind continues the light-and-dark duality of Svefns og vöku skil (translated as the boundary between sleeping and waking states). This opposing interaction, as well as that of acoustic and digital, is represented by Icelandic word Tvíeind, which describes two differently charged atomic particles joined in a stable isotope.