“When emotions give rise to various feelings like waterfalls, when the melody pours boiling water and pulsates in red hot veins, then starts the deep instrumental piece -Eydís Evensen- from -Midnight Moon- in support of the talented performer -GDRN-.”

“Когда эмоции рождают водопады чувств, когда мелодия льётся бурлящей рекой и пульсирует в раскалённых до красна венах, начинается погружение в инструментальную пьесу -Eydís Evensen – Midnight Moon- в сопровождение талантливая исполнительницы -GDRN-. ”

Icelandic pianist and post-classical composer Eydís Evensen’s debut album BYLUR — which takes its name from the Icelandic word for ‘snowstorm’— will be released on April 23rd via XXIM Records, Sony’s new imprint for innovative, post-genre instrumental music. It features thirteen pieces written throughout her life so far for piano, with additional strings, brass and electronics on a number of tracks.

It also features a guest appearance from award-winning Icelandic singer GDRN on ‘Midnight Moon’, the album’s only track with vocals. The single is out now along with an artistic new video directed by Einar Egils. The track starts off with a string quartet instrumentation which feels like an Icelandic lullaby; comforting and constant.

The piece then transcends into the main movement which includes a piano, a string quartet and the Moving vocals of Icelandic artist GDRN. Valgeir Sigurðsson adds a soft wave of electronic textures throughout the piece, lifting it up to new heights.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
April 11, 2021

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