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Kjartan Sveinsson – “Teil I”

Given the blown-out otherworldly elegance of his former project Sigur Rós, it’s only fitting that Kjartan Sveinsson’s first solo release is a four-part opera. Sveinsson composed the score for Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen, which translates to “The Explosive Sonics Of Divinity” and was inspired by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness’ novel World Light. Today we’re happy to present the opening movement from the project, “Teil I.” In keeping with Sveinsson’s musical history, the piece provides a familiar sense of orchestral uplift in the face of deep sadness. Listen below.

Tracklist:

1A “Teil I”
1B “Teil II
2A “Teil III”
2B “Teil IV”

Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen is out 11/21 via Bel-Air Glamour Records. Pre-order it here on double 10″ vinyl.