When composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson had some time off from his work at the National Theatre of Iceland, he recorded bits of music just for himself, which his friend found so appealing that she sneaked it in for a once-off broadcast on the Icelandic radio. These richly layered walls of sound fortunately found their way onto the desk of Prophecy Productions, who did not hesitate to offer the artist a contract … on the strength of this one track.

The music of GlerAkur – the name being comprised of the Words "gler" (glass) and "akur" (field) – subsumes elements from post rock, drone, ambient and black metal music. It is an intensely atmospheric experience that lends itself to the accompaniment of a narrated story, and indeed, Elvar's first effort under this header was writing a soundtrack to the 1911 play "Bjærg-Eyvind og hans Hustru" ("Eyvindur Of The Mountains") by dramatist Jóhann Sigurjónsson.

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