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Iceland’s Samaris have released an intriguing video for their latest release ‘Brennur Stjarna’!

It’s a song whose lyrics consist of phrases from 19th century Icelandic poetry, and where singer Jófríður Ákadóttir’s hypnotic vocals are underlined by ambient electronica and the classical tones of a clarinet, creating an atmospheric soundscape which seems to come from a land far, far away.

By using a stop motion-esque technique combined with precise camera movements and zoom, the video creates a surreal, dream-like atmosphere, perfectly reflecting the mood of the song. This effect is further emphasised by the dreary tones of the setting, and costumes in which the protagonists seemingly act out a mystic fairy tale.

Check out the video for ‘Brennur Stjarna’ below and don’t forget to get hold of a copy of the trio’s debut album Silkidrangar via One Little Indian.

 

 

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