DRAUGURINN – Ísavetur, DigiCD
Visualize yourself, adrift in a world where an opaque veil of volcanic ash obscures the cold rays of the sun; allowing only a scant few to even graze the rock and soil of nature’s surface. Lost, you traverse the bleak landscape when you begin to hear a subtle drumming in the distance. Intrigued, you move towards the sound. The drumming, subtle at first but steadily growing, louder and louder; the beats of your heart already matching its rhythm…
Ísavetur , the latest offering from Disa of DRAGURINN, is more of an experience than it is a musical album – it is the soundtrack of a shamanic ritual; one that will evoke a sensation of longing and despair in its audience, whilst simultaneously capturing its full attention. Draugurinn’s ritualistic dark ambient takes us down a path where few have trod; through the mist, into the nameless unknown.
Ísavetur marks the continuation of 2012’s Móðuharðindin - an album wrought in the sign of fire, and one that told the tale of the eruption of Icelandic volcano Lakagigar, the aftermath of which led to a drop in global temperature that lasted for several years. Thus, to continue what started in 2012, the next natural step was to work with the element of ice; a contrast to fire, but one equal in strength.
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