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GYDJA - Ar Var Alda (In Ancient Times)

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Winter-Light WIN 036
Release Year: 2021
Note: finally a new full length album by the recommended 'esoteric/ female dark ambient' artist from New Zealand with Icelandic roots => deep reverberation drones that reveal many details (sounds of wood + water), often with a metallic edginess, throwing up overtones and resonances like autumn leaves.. 62+ min. full of breathing, organic dark drone muzak, like a mix of LUSTMORD with ALIO DIE... lim. 200 - glossy 6 panel artwork, mastering: ROBIN STOREY (RAPOON)
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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This is Gydja's second appearance on the Winter-Light label, the first being on our '... that first season' DCD compilation back in 2017.

Now Gydja (Abby Helasdottir) returns to Winter-Light with her spellbinding new full length album, 'r var alda (In ancient times)'.

Thick, expansive drones, woven through with intricate percussive elements, unearthly vocals and atmospheric field recordings. An album of deep, primordial dark ambient comprising of 9 tracks, across four movements.

English translation:-

1: That which was not
2: A chasm gaped
3: Winters unmeasured ere earth was made
4: The Great Measuring Tree beneath the earth
5: Nine worlds I recall, nine giantesses
6: Down from Elivagar did venom drop
7: And waxed till a giant it was
8: And thence arose our giants' race
9: The sun from the south warmed the stones of

Composed, produced and recorded by Abby Helasdottir at Ultrasound between 2015 and 2020

Additional performers:
Lyn Goeringer: vocals on r livgum stukku eitrdropar and ar eru rar ttir komnar allar saman

Serena Helasdottir-Cole: percussion on Sv x, unz var jtunn, rainsticks on ar eru rar ttir komnar allar saman

Mastered by Robin Storey