Boomkat Product Review:
First release outside of his homeland for Iceland's Stafrann Hakon, centred around the majestic soundscapes of Olafur Josephsson, a young man with incredible talent and a big future. "Skvettir Edik A Ref" doesn't represent his recording debut, but it certainly announces his arrival on the international scene in a grand style; this is the first of two Stafrann albums to be released in the next few months on Resonant ("I Astaandi RJ Punnar" follows soon) and collectively they form the finest body of work in Iceland's formidable post-rock / electronica scene in quite some time. Bringing to mind Labradford, Tarentel or an instrumental Sigur Ros, his music is epic, incredibly emotive and atmospheric - and though the component parts tread a fairly familiar path, the end product is anything but formulaic. Highly Recommended.
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