FALK Records will be releasing ‘Spaces’ from Icelandic experimental producer AAIIEENN this August.
AAIIEENN is the solo project of electronic musician Hallmar Gauti Halldórsson. Halldórsson first came to
music though being a mover and shaker in Iceland’s punk and hardcore scene where he was the “harsh
noise guy” with local band Distill the World. With AAIIEENN however, Halldórsson moved away from the
guitars and screaming to a fully electronic world of experimental synth music and gorging on the
mathematical possibilities and expanses of arpeggio/sequencer driven ambient music.
‘Calab-Yau’ and ‘Continuous Property 1’ drip shards of pure crystalline sound into deep crevasses as
harmonic droplets ping of gleaming surfaces coated with spongiform bass. The light and effervescent
‘Euclidean’ evokes classic Ambient Works Aphex Twin, while ‘Manifold’ is more direct with a muscular and
sturdy bassline. Spaces closes with the fluttering and lush ambient sounds of ‘Zariksi’ that are carried into
the skies by a pulsing and gliding techno beat.
Published: 6th September 2018