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Lindy Vopnfjörð — Frozen in Time (10/28/2016)
⦿ Lindy Vopnfjörð has been busy for the last two years writing new songs and performing them across North America and as far away as Iceland. His new album, Frozen in Time, is well on its way to completion. As Lindy himself observes, “I’ve been writing songs based on inspiring stories from around the world. Stories about love, about loss, about our connection to locations, and about liberty. They are intimate, personal, and, I hope, inspiring.”
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Album release: 10/28/2016
Record Label: Lindy Vopnfjörð
Genre: Alternative, Folk
01. Far Behind 3:28
02. Another Round 2:33
03. How I Know 3:45
04. Standing at My Door 2:29
05. Melting 2:52
06. After the Surveillance State 3:44
07. Closer Than You Know 2:23
08. Human 3:44
09. The Leaves of Autumn 3:00
10. Where I’m Meant to Be 4:16
11. Force of Nature 2:38
12. L’Anse aux Meadows 4:21
13. Artist of Life 3:00
⦿ Lindy Vopnfjörð’s last solo effort arrived with 2013’s Young Waverer, and now the Icelandic~Canadian musician is ready to return with the next album under his own name. Titled Frozen in Time, the new album is set to land on October 28.
⦿ The upcoming record was produced by Vopnfjörð’s Major Maker bandmate Todor Kobakov and features additional help on guitar from Whitehorse’s Luke Doucet.
⦿ The new set of songs hears the singer~songwriter exploring themes of “hope, despair, triumph and loss” across sonic landscapes that range from common and dulcet~light to epic and dark. Those themes and sounds come to life through Vopnfjörd’s acoustic guitar and stories about everything from freedom champions to Vikings to his love for his wife.
⦿ The first sampling of the new material arrives as “Melting,” and you can listen to it right now.
⦿ “‘Melting’ was written at the Reykjavik Folk Festival,” Vopnfjörd tells Exclaim! “The Icelandic artists performing there were mind blowing. Like lava and glaciers, Icelandic poetry and music are always claiming new ground. And while I was there, the weather kept changing drastically every five minutes. It was like I was transported to another world.”
⦿ Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Lindy Vopnfjörð got started early. His parents, folk singers themselves, got Lindy on stage singing before he could speak. Lindy’s brand new album Young Waverer is set to impress. A soaring landscape of stream of consciousness to stories of love and loss in the climate of cold war eastern bloc. A folk explosion of timeless music full of warmth and precision. Striking the root, Vopnfjord exposes the truth and puts it into perspective with brazen accuracy. Bulgaria born producer/composer Todor Kobakov sharpens the pencil and draws a mark in the mind making one fall in love with the album time and time again. Mixed by Grammy Nominated mixer John O’Mahony at Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
⦿ Since 2006, Lindy has also been the lead singer and co~songwriter for the indie rock band Major Maker. Major Maker took Canada by force in the summer of 2007 when two of their songs, ‘Rollercoaster’ and “Talk To You”, aired in national television commercials. The “Rollercoaster” single debuted at #57 on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on iTunes Canada Rock Chart, while the video was added to national video outlets Much Music, MuchMoreMusic and MTV Canada.
⦿ Following the success of Rollercoaster, Major Maker released the People Carrier EP in Canada which hit #2 on the highly influential CBC Radio 3 ‘Top 30 Chart’.
MARCIN KOZICKIPAŹDZIERNIK 17, 2016
Lögsberg Heimskringla: http://www.lh-inc.ca/index.php/11-icelandic-paper/633-lindy-s-new-album-frozen-in-time
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