This week sees the release of Snorri Helgason‘s new album Margt býr í þokunni which has been four years in the making. The 10 songs which make up the album are all based on Icelandic folktales and traditional Icelandic folklore. Artist Þrándur Þórarinsson has made 10 drawings based on these songs that will accompany the album. Listen to ‘Egilsstaðablá’.
The album was produced by Snorri’s longtime collaborator Guðmundur Óskar Guðmundsson at his studio in Reykjavík from August 2016 to May 2017. Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson arranged and conducted a small choir that appears on some songs on the album. Örn Eldjárn plays pedal steel guitar on the album. All other instruments and vocals are by Snorri and Guðmundur.
The album is also being pressed to vinyl, you can order a copy via his Crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.karolinafund.com/project/view/1896
Photo Credit (press image) milla snorrason