You might have already caught wind of Glerakur from the ‘Can’t You wait’ EP last year or its magical performance last year’s Prophecyfest at the Balver Hölle. on is a musical project masterminded by Icelandic composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson.
The name is composed of Gler (glass) and Akur (field) and masterminded by Icelandic composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson. The debut album which is poetically baptised ‘The Mountains are beautiful now’ is in fact written for a novel theatre production of Fjalla-Eyvindur & Halla", a play originally from 1911 and essentially the first modern Icelandic piece of literature to gain any recognition abroad. It was recorded with four guitarists, two drummers and a bassist in the basement bar of the Theatre where it was performed. Sonically, it creates huge tsunamis of droning guitars that crash wave after wave against pounding drums and a rumbling undercurrent of bass. It paints an expansive sound field that like glass is both fragile and razor sharp, smooth but hard, transparent yet impenetrable.