Boomkat Product Review:
Much anticipated and really rather gorgeous second UK release from Stafrann Hakon, following the success of "Skvettir Edik A Ref" released last year . Though this is his second UK full-length, "I Astandi Rjpunnar" was actually recorded and self-released in Iceland before "Skvettir...", so this was originally his debut album. Musically, the two albums inhabit the same territory - glacial, widescreen post-rock soundscapes, at once emotive, engaging and affecting - but if anything the music herein is more organic and mellow than on "Skvettir Edik A Ref". An infusion of drifting acoustic instrumentation and electronic underlays, Stafrann’s epic glides through textures and soundscaping emerge through hugely widescreen cinemascope and an emotive understanding that fans of Sigur Ros and Mogwai’s recent work will adore. Highly Recommended.