Úlfur: “Arborescence” (Bandcamp)

Úlfur: homemade electronica from an Icelandic New Yorker.

Úlfur Hansson’s new record Arborescence is out this week. The composer is originally from Iceland, but after earning a degree at Mills College now calls New York home.

Arborescence is an absorbing mix of ambience electronica awash with homemade synthesizers, laconic vocals, and the talents of collaborators such as bassist Skúli Sverrisson, harpist Zeena Parkins
, string player Gyða Valtýsdóttir, and percussionist Greg Fox. The title track deploys these resources in a warm blanket of sound, but all is not weightless here. “Rhinoceros” features glitchy beats and bleeping interruptions in a welcome section of contrast.

Author: christiancarey

Composer Christian Carey's music has been performed by ACME, Ashlee Mack, Aspen New Music Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Cassatt String Quartet, Choir of Grace Church Newark, Ionisation New Music Ensemble, Jody Redhage, Joe Arndt, John McMurtery, Locrian Chamber Players, loadbang, Megan Ihnen, New York New Music Ensemble, Wendy Richman, and others.

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