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Catalog Number: HVALUR3

Released: May 27 2007

Buy CD €11.99 | Download €7 | LP €17.99

  1. A Symmetry
  2. Evolution of Waters - with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  3. Focal Point
  4. Baby Architect - with J. Walker
  5. After Four
  6. Winter Sleep - with Dawn McCarthy
  7. Equilibrium Is Restored
  8. Before Nine
  9. Kin - with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  10. Lungs, for Merrilee  

Ekvílibríum is Valgeir Sigurðsson's debut album, but here he has revealed that as well as being a gifted producer, engineer and musician, he is equally skillful as a crafter of songs and instigator of a cascade of emotions.

Valgeir is joined by a number of guest musicians on Ekvílibríum, such as Samuli Kosminen on drums and Nico Muhly who plays piano. The album also features vocal performances from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, who helps craft 2 of the songs, as well as Faun Fables' Dawn McCarthy and J. Walker aka Machine Translations.

What the press says

"The strength of Ekvílibríum is in the organic way [Sigurðsson] weds the electronic to the human... The result is a singular album, as ornate as it is direct."

Alex Waxman — The Fader Magazine (May 1st 2007) Read all reviews

"...almost collapses under the power of its own trembling beauty... Valgeir Sigurðsson delivers his bonded masterpiece... prepare to be dazzled."

George Bass — god is in the tv (June 21st 2007) ★★★★★★★★★★ Read all reviews

"Valgeir Sigurðsson is the most welcoming and thoughtful of hosts and, as he leads his companions through various narratives, he orchestrates one of the most exhilarating and perfect records you’ll hear this year."

themilkman — The Milk Factory (August 3rd 2007) Read all reviews

"an album for all connoisseurs of recorded sound, marrying exceptional electronic detail with real instrumentation on a grand scale."

Boomkat — Boomkat (September 1st 2007) Read all reviews

"...this is wonderful stuff"

Danny Clark — The Times (September 29th 2007) ★★★★★★★★ Read all reviews

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