Ægir Sindri Bjarnason is a multi-faceted artist from Reykjavík. He’s cut his musical teeth playing drums in hardcore bands such as World Narcosis and Dead Herring and exploring dream-pop and indie-rock with Bagdad Brothers and Laura Secord, respectively. A DIY enthusiast, he also helms the Why not? label and has been running an all-age venue in his basement since 2017.
After debuting his electronic-driven Ægir solo project in January 2020, the Icelandic musician has been experimenting with a host of genres ranging from ambient to experimental. After releasing two albums in the past 18 months, he’s getting ready to release a third full-length, The Earth Grew Uncertain, on his indie imprint.
Ahead of the album’s release on June 18, we’re thrilled to world premiere “He Is So Timid” from Ægir’s upcoming eight-song collection.
The instrumental about “social anxiety and lack of confidence which leads to feelings of isolation and loneliness” opens with woozy pads, crisp breakbeats and a meandering melody. Midway through the cut, he stomps on the gas pedal, upping the tempo and driving the listener careening into a sonic moshpit of frenzied blips, bleeps and adrenaline-inducing rhythms.
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