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  • Writer's pictureArashk Azizi

Breidablik by Steinsdotter

Steinsdotter's latest musical endeavor, "Breidablik," is an ethereal journey through emotive piano dreamscapes, marking another chapter in her Full Moon Series. With the nimble fingers of pianist Pectus Grabus bringing her compositions to life, this EP offers a cinematic experience that transcends conventional genre boundaries.

In "Breidablik," the piano takes center stage as the primary storyteller, guiding listeners through five mesmerizing pieces. Steinsdotter expertly blends elements of romanticism with contemporary flair, creating a harmonically rich tapestry that both soothes and surprises. While the diatonic arpeggios initially set a tranquil tone, it's the unexpected harmonic twists that elevate the listening experience, challenging preconceived notions and adding depth to the musical narrative.

What sets "Breidablik'' apart is its fusion of traditional and modernistic elements. From the soft arpeggios in “Lone Wolf” and minimalistic progressions of “God’s Own Speed” to the hammering ostinato bass of “Almost Near”, to dynamically deep crescendos of “In The Little Way That I Can” and finally, atmospheric solos of “Hand Grenade” this album is a tapestry of different style and genres all mixed in a beautiful and serene album. Each track showcases a different facet of Steinsdotter's artistic vision. The album is a testament to her versatility as a composer, seamlessly weaving together various styles and genres into a cohesive whole.

Recorded at the prestigious Konk Studios under April's Pink Moon, "Breidablik" exudes a sense of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Steinsdotter's dedication to her craft shines through in every note, inviting listeners to immerse themselves fully in the music's emotive landscape.

In essence, "Breidablik" is more than just an album—it's a transcendent experience that invites introspection and wonder. With its atmospheric solos and intricate harmonies, this EP serves as a poignant reminder of the power of music to evoke emotion and stir the soul. Steinsdotter and Pectus Grabus have crafted a masterpiece that is sure to resonate with listeners for years to come.

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