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Press Reviews for Over Light Earth

Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason returns with his second solo album, filled with songs with sinister undertones.

Formed of three very different compositions (Over Light Earth, Emergence and Solitudes), Bjarnason’s latest compositions are filled with an intensity right from the beginning and carries on through right until the end of the record.

What is interesting and consistent about this new album is the combination of sounds, which are so unique and certainly never been heard before.

Each of the new compositions is quietly intense and gradually builds up into a thrilling climax, which makes it exciting to listen to.

While there are sinister moments in each of the pieces, this just adds to the richness and subtlety to the track, which means that the listener is never entirely sure where it is going to go next.

The album is worth a listen on the basis that the way that it has been recorded makes it completely unique compared to the way any other orchestral record is made. It proves that by using unconventional methods (in this case by close- miking and multi-tracking) classical music can be fresh and different.

Overall, if you are looking for something a bit different in classical music, then this is certainly the album for you

Arts Wrap (August 11th 2013)

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Over Light Earth
Released on 30 September 2013
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SÓLARIS
Released on 7 November 2011
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Processions
Released on 1 February 2010
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