11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If Frank Ocean moved to Iceland, he’d find a kindred soul in Ásgeir. Both make self-reflective songs drenched in late-night melancholy. “Afterglow” and “Unbound” show a deep folktronica base, the latter bubbling with glitchy touches and Ásgeir’s buttery falsetto. “Stardust” takes a more unplugged approach, a showcase for his soulfulness. Afterglow is an appropriate title—it’s an eye-opening album that sustains its charms and begs to savored.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

If Frank Ocean moved to Iceland, he’d find a kindred soul in Ásgeir. Both make self-reflective songs drenched in late-night melancholy. “Afterglow” and “Unbound” show a deep folktronica base, the latter bubbling with glitchy touches and Ásgeir’s buttery falsetto. “Stardust” takes a more unplugged approach, a showcase for his soulfulness. Afterglow is an appropriate title—it’s an eye-opening album that sustains its charms and begs to savored.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Breathtaking Theta Vibes

Zipper Fishlier

Possibly better than the last album, while maintaining the deeper, humble lyrics and beautifully produced sounds, this band stays true to themselves. Closing my eyes to this album takes my mind to peaceful, solitary landscapes. Their humility comes through the soft introspective lyrics. This will be an album I play over and over again for several months. Can't wait to get out into nature. This album is a breath of fresh air. Their creativity never disappoints.

Oh my god yes

Shawnamcb

I waited weeks for this album and it's just what I wanted from Ásgeir

Exceedingly Better in Every Way

_Jop!_

I am completely and utterly blown away by this Lp. I've been anticipating it since Unbound came out. Asgeir has matured so much since In the Silence. His lyrics, melodies, and instrumentals are pure innovation. This is by far the best release of this year, and one of my favorite albums of all time. If you can afford it, or even if you can't, BUY THIS ALBUM

About Ásgeir

Born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson in the diminutive hamlet of Laugarbakki, Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir specializes in intimate, soulful songs that span indie electronic and atmospheric folk. An overnight success in his native Iceland, where the then 21-year-old released his 2012 debut album, Dýrð í Dauðaþögn, and quickly broke every regional record in the book (it's estimated that almost ten percent of the Icelandic population owns the album), Ásgeir's unique songs are made all the more idiosyncratic by the fact that his 72-year-old father, poet Einar Georg Einarsson, provides the majority of the lyrics. In 2013, with the help of Iceland-based American singer/songwriter John Grant, who helped to translate the lyrics, Asgeir released an English version of Dýrð í Dauðaþögn (In the Silence) on the One Little Indian label. It charted in several other countries, including the U.K. and Australia. While that album featured a mix of acoustic guitar and wistful electronic tracks, the follow-up, 2017's Afterglow, took on bolder, more experimental electronic textures. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Laugarbakki, Iceland
  • GENRE
    Alternative
  • BORN
    July 1, 1992

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