Valgeir Sigurðsson ‎– Ekvílibríum

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1 A Symmetry
Cello – Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonDrums – Samuli KosminenProgrammed By, Keyboards, Arranged By [Strings] – VS*Viola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
4:39
2 Evolution Of Waters
Backing Vocals – Ólöf ArnaldsCelesta – Guy SigsworthCello – Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonDrums – Samuli KosminenPiano – Nico MuhlyProgrammed By, Arranged By [Strings], Guitar, Bass, Keyboards – VS*Saxophone – Óskar Guðjonsson*Viola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirVocals – Bonnie 'Prince' Billy*Written-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson, Will Oldham
4:38
3 Focal Point
Piano – Nico MuhlyProgrammed By, Electronics, Sampler – VS*Violin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
6:08
4 Baby Architect
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Synthesizer [String Ensemble], Organ [Wurlitzer], Programmed By – VS*Backing Vocals – Royce DohertyBassoon – Snorri HeimissonDrums – Ólafur Björn ÓlafssonFlute – Berglind María TómasdóttirVocals, Viola, Guitar, Written-By – J. Walker (2)Written-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
4:51
5 After Four
Drums – Samuli KosminenElectric Piano [Rhodes], Bass, Programmed By – VS*Piano, Synthesizer – Nico MuhlyWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
3:40
6 Winter Sleep
Cello – Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonDrums – Ólafur Björn ÓlafssonFrench Horn – Stefán Jón BernharðssonGuitar, Bass, Organ [Wurlitzer], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Programmed By, Arranged By [Strings & Bass] – VS*Mandolin – Warren EllisPiano, Arranged By [Strings & Bass] – Nico MuhlyRecorded By [Vocals] – Dan RathbunTrombone – Helgi Hrafn JónssonViola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirVocals – Dawn McCarthyWritten-By – Dawn McCarthy, Valgeir Sigurðsson
4:48
7 Equilibrium Is Restored
Cello – Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonElectric Guitar, Synthesizer [Korg Ms2000], Harmonium, Celesta [Processed], Synthesizer [Moog Bass] – VS*Saxophone – Óskar Guðjonsson*Viola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
8:24
8 Before Nine
Cello – Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir*, Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonPiano, Arranged By [Strings] – Nico MuhlyViola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
1:42
9 Kin
Cello – Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir*Drums – Ólafur Björn ÓlafssonPiano, Celesta, Arranged By [Strings] – Nico MuhlySynthesizer [Moog Bass], Arranged By [Strings], Guitar, Keyboards – VS*Violin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirVocals – Bonnie 'Prince' Billy*Written-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson, Will Oldham
5:09
10 Lungs, For Merrilee
Bass Drum, Percussion – Samuli KosminenCello – Hrafnkell Orri EgilssonGuitar, Piano, Harmonium, Percussion – VS*Viola – Jónína Auður HilmarsdóttirViolin – Una SveinbjarnardóttirWritten-By – Valgeir Sigurðsson
5:10

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Mixed and mastered at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavík.
Recorded at Greenhouse Studios / various studios and random locations.
℗© 2007 Bedroom Community

Packaging: 6 panel cardboard sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060096 472681
  • Barcode (String): 5060096472681
  • Matrix / Runout: www.baked-goods.com HVALUR3CD A790213-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9723

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HVALUR3CD Valgeir Sigurðsson Ekvílíbrium(CD, Album, Promo) Bedroom Community HVALUR3CD Iceland 2007 Sell This Version
HVALUR3 Valgeir Sigurđsson* Ekvílibríum(CDr, Album, Promo) Bedroom Community HVALUR3 Iceland 2007 Sell This Version
HVALUR 3LP Valgeir Sigurðsson Ekvílíbrium(LP, Album) Bedroom Community HVALUR 3LP Iceland 2007 Sell This Version

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Headphone_Commute

May 24, 2008
The founder of the Icelanding collective, Bedroom Community, finally releases his solo debut on his own label. Although this is a first full length album for Valgeir Sigurðsson, he is no stranger to the studio. His musical career spans over a decade, and includes a lot of production work for Björk (Selmasongs, Vespertne, Medúlla and Drawing Restraint 9). He has also worked with múm on Finally We Are No One and CocoRosie on The Adventures Of Ghosthorse And Stillborn. On Bedroom Community releases, Valgeir contributed towards Ben Frost's Theory of Machines and Nico Muhly's Speaks Volumes. Nico in turn reciprocated, and played piano for six (out of ten) tracks on Ekvílíbrium. Which finally brings us to the album. Ekvílíbrium captures some of the most essential elements of today's electronica [if such genre dares to exist]. From tightly produced, programmed, cut up, and re-arranged sounds to organic drums, guitars, full blown strings and brass section, Valgeir toys with sounds and melodies that speak out in their own unique music tongue. The vocals from Will Oldham (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and Faun Fables' Dawn McCarthy, are neatly folded and cradled by the top-notch mastered instrumentation. Some pieces contain that toytronic sound with music-box-like-quality, that is so reminiscent by the aforementioned múm. What I'm trying to say is this: if "Icelandic" was a sub-genre of electronic music all on its own, then Sigurðsson should be mentioned in the headline for its definition. For now, I can only attempt to throw around labels like leftfield, downtempo, and modern classical, to capture this unique sound. Whip out your best headphones [and not necessarily the most expensive] - Ekvílíbrium is a sure treat for audiophiles. Recommended for the above mentioned names, plus Sylvain Chauveau, Deaf Center, Helios, Marsen Jules and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Favorite track: Winter Sleep.