2LP – Black Vinyl
Icelandic band’s hotly tipped second album on Sony Masterworks’ imprint XXIM. On Rift, the band returns with a mesmerizing studio album, an epic sound world of uplifting, euphoric instrumental music, mediative beats and epic elemental sound-worlds reflecting the timelessly evolving nature of their native Iceland. Hugar is the joint musical project of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson – two multi instrumentalists, composers, producers and friends since childhood, who have worked alongside fellow Icelandic luminaries Björk, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Johann Johannson.
“Plaintive, introspective and pondering, Rift – the third studio record from Icelandic duo Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson – is a delicate collection of instrumental post-rock that calls to mind the gentler aspects of 65 Days of Static or a more ornamental Explosions in the Sky…. Best heard in one sitting, Rift is a transportive, thoughtful collection that, although void of lyrical content, forms a captivating narrative.” – Andrea Cleary, The Irish Times