Track of the Day #375: Asgeir - Torrent

Track of the Day #375: Asgeir – Torrent


Arriving soon via One Little Indian the debuting – well debuting outside his native homeland – single from Asgeir whose something of a sensation in Icelandic parts with his ‘Dyrd’ full length being reputedly owned by 10% of the population.

Easy to see why if ‘Torrent’ is anything to judge by not least because upon hearing said song its as though someone has applied a quick acting shot of pick me up off the floor euphoria wherein within whose intricately compacted three and a half minute groove hugging every emotion appears to be touched upon.

Gorgeously woven between the turbulent and the tender there’s a craft afoot that hints of someone peaking in at the secret workbook of the Low anthem, stirring turbulence, rolling arrangements clipped in undulating grace lines rush with a statuesque effervescence all impacted in uplifting halos of pulse racing classicism which unless our ears do deceive sounds not unlike a distant cavalry honing down fast to charge over the hill. Album ‘The Silence’ follows late October.


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