Arstidir: Music From the Heart of Iceland
Intricate songwriting from Iceland transports you to a world of restless, driven guitars, intimate piano, and mountainous string arrangements. But don't let the lush atmosphere deceive you. The delicate, acoustic vocals are so powerful that your heart will never break the same again.
Ragnar Ólafsson (piano, bass guitar, vocals)
Gunnar Már Jakobsson (guitar, bass guitar, vocals)
Daníel Auðunsson (guitar, vocals)
Karl James Pestka (violin, viola, electronics, vocals)
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The Brooklyn-based, Berkeley-raised piano-violin duo, Gracie and Rachel, crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals augmented by sparse but powerful percussion. It is ivory satin lined with teeth, finding beauty in stark simplicity and pausing to breathe a hint of the abstract into the highly emotive, evolved body they create.
Their forthcoming debut album "Go" is a penetrating record of a lifelong friendship which flows freely between virtuosic violin textures to sylphlike melodies highlighting seasoned songwriting. The result: a heartfelt glimpse into two artists' intertwined lives. From the pit of despair to the summit of success, Gracie and Rachel are always headed somewhere new.
The Gathering Place at the Shine Restaurant, Boulder, CO (View)
2027 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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