Today we’re listening to Snorri Hallgrímsson, an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer. Most of his tracks feature soft piano over glistening strings or holy synth pads. Like Nils Frahm, Hallgrímsson records the piano in a way that pronounces the mechanical operations of the hammers and pedals. First we’re playing his original score for the 2019 anxiety documentary Chasing the Present. Then we’re playing 2020’s Landbrot I – our favorite – and 2018’s Orbit, which features some singing.
Have a great start to your week.