Awake is Stafrænn Hákon´s new album and features 10 tracks. Having taken two years to complete, each band member worked from original ideas to hone and shape the music, elevating it into a new life and form. The result is a heavier sound, sometimes menacing but never straying far from the distinctive melodies and soundscapes of Stafrænn Hákon. Awake is perhaps best described as a dynamic drive across a rocky landscape full of sonic surprises such as walls of wailing guitars, booming bass and heavy drums, dramatic intros and outros and whatnot. All quite pleasing to the ear. Awake is our best album yet we reckon and we heartily invite you to an exhilarating audible and visual journey through each and every song.
Árni Þór Árnason: bass and baritone guitar.
Lárus Sigurðsson: electric / acoustic guitar.
Ólafur Josephsson: electric / acoustic / baritone guitar and piano.
Róbert Már Runólfsson: drums.
Additional musicians on The Item & The Contractor:
Fjalar Sigurðarson: tuba.
Þröstur Sigurðsson: trombone.
Written and arranged by Stafrænn Hákon. Recorded at Vogor Studios in Iceland and B-house in Sweden 2019 - 2021.
Mixed by Ólafur Josephsson (with special thanks to Skapti Þóroddson for sonic advice)
Mastered at Sonelab by Justin Pizzoferrato. Artwork by Árni Þór Árnason.