|Isafjørd, meaning literally fjord of ice, is a shining new ethereal post-rock band from Iceland.
Named after the town that both of their fathers came from, Ísafjörður, Aðalbjörn Addi Tryggvason (Sólstafir) and Ragnar Zolberg (Sign/x-Pain of Salvation) sculpt beautiful and desolate pop, as bright and dark as the sub-arctic seasons.
Isafjørd’s new album “Hjartastjaki” is an infectious rush of euphoric melancholy, quiet-loud dynamism, lush instrumentation and unforgettable atmospheric landscapes of song.
Meeting on the road, night creatures of the same renowned Reykjavik music scene, Ragnar playing live session bass for Sólstafir, Addi and Ragnar’s musical paths finally intersect in Isafjørd with a sound that reaches like a stalactite from the past into a gleaming future.
Holed up in the middle of winter, in an old house with a broken piano in the freezing cold, ‘Hjartastjaki’ is an album of songs that were written straight from the heart, sometimes in a single day.
Watch the Official Video for “Mín Svarta Hlið”