Einóma ‎– Undir Feilnótum

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Tracklist

Beltral Square 6:07
Glerborgir 4:26
Hringlögun 5:31
Amonie 6:15
En Route 2:09
Celvoir 5:36
Brot 2:34
Undir Engu 6:16

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VFORM019LP Einóma Undir Feilnótum(2xLP, Album) Vertical Form VFORM019LP UK 2002 Sell This Version
VFORM019CD Einóma Undir Feilnótum(CD, Album) Vertical Form VFORM019CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
VFORM019CD Einóma Undir Feilnótum(CD, Album) Vertical Form VFORM019CD UK 2002 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

October 24, 2011
referencing Undir Feilnótum, CD, Album, VFORM019CD

To describe Einóma's debut, UNDIR FEILNOTUM, as 'icy' simply because the duo is from Iceland would be a bit lazy, but there is certainly something cold about their construction. The crisp rhythms of "Beltral Square" are underlaid with synths as fragile as a cracked crystal glass. Even as the tempo goes from quick to machine-like slow, the fractal melodies remain. "Glerborgir" starts off glacial and remains there, and "Hringlögun" is like watching a man slowly freeze to death. The slow thud of "Amonie" suggests a Viking march across a barren landscape, while "Celvoir" ends with what sounds like the buzzing of arctic bees. Finally, the starkness of "Undir Engu" reinforces the polar feel, even if, at no time, does it feel 'icy.'