Bravado

by OLVIS

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Third album from Icelandic maverick Orlygur Thor Orlygsson, following last year's much-adored second full length "The Blue Sound" and the previous year's eponymous debut. Continuing the linear progression evident from first album to second, "Bravado" raises the bar further, with an equal split between lush instrumentals and hypnotic full vocal tracks (in his native tongue). With comparisons and appeal across the board, from chillout to Richard Hawley, Olvis' music defies classification, but ultimately has a heartwarming, relaxing, all-encompassing feel that renders pigeonholing unnecessary.

As with "The Blue Sound", "Bravado" features the A-list of Reykjavik musicians as a supporting cast within its fourteen tracks: SIGUR ROS drummer Orri Dyrason plays drums on four tracks, with fellow SIGUR ROS member Georg Holm playing bass on two tracks, along with percussion and drums on three tracks from APPARAT ORGAN QUARTET's Arnar Geir Omarsson and violin from Maria Huld Markan Sigfusdottir from AMINA (Sigur Ros' string quartet) on one track. The whole album was written and produced by Orlygsson himself, and was recorded mainly at Sigur Ros' Sundlaugin studio during the fall of 2005, and lyrically touches upon Orlygur's disillusionment with global capitalism and US hegemony - not that you'd know it, unless you speak Icelandic…

Reviews were positive and widespread on "The Blue Sound" (UNCUT: 'A rich voice that recalls Richard Hawley (and therefore Roy Orbison)...a warm and surprisingly intimate record') so expect support in the same places and beyond.

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released January 1, 2007

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Resonant was a UK based independent record label. Artists included DO MAKE SAY THINK, TARENTEL, JESSICA BAILIFF WITH THE DITHERING EFFECT, BORKO, SZAM FINDLAY, SK/UM, ESMERINE, DIALECT, EMERY REEL, STAFRAENN HAKON, PORT-ROYAL, OLVIS, BLINDFOLD, LIBRARY TAPES, WHIP, KEPLER, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, YELLOW6, SMALL SAILS, CARTA & OUR SLEEPLESS FOREST .. ... more

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