Round Trip

A sumptuous field recordings set is Sounds Of Iceland Íslandshljóð (GRUENREKORDER Gruen 157) presented by Hafdis Bjarnadóttir, composer and native of Reykjavík. It’s intended to take the listener on a physical journey which complete a round-trip from the South by way of the West Fjords and the Highland Plateau, and the proud boast is that there’s not a single “human-derived” sound anywhere on the entire album – just water, air, birdsong, geysers, lakes, waterfalls, caves, and other examples of nature’s watery bounty. Needless to say it’s more than a sound trip, and the record is illustrated with gorgeous full-colour photos by Dagný Bjarnadóttir, Guðmundur Harðarson, and Nick Martin. A beautiful, peaceful listen to the sound of a still-unspoiled region of our planet. From 8th April 2015.