The music reflect (providing a mirror of ) the dark and naken lava landscapes of island. Seven photos formed the basis for the atmospheres, taken by the Norwegian photographe Ketil Born.
Eivind Aarset guitars and electronics
Tonje Hovde voices
Gard Nilssen drums and percussion
Stian Omenås trumpet
Hildegunn Johansen accordion on Hvítur Hestur
Anders Kristiansen tamburin on Geysir and congas on Reynisdrangar
Bjørn Frode Skogly piano on Askja, Reynisdrangar and Eldhraun
Ståle Storløkken synthesizers on Ísland, Geysir and Askja
Jon Rune Strøm kontrabass on Reynisdrangar
Ingunn Fjellang Sæther basson on Eldhraun
Børge Petersen-Øverleir guitars on Reynisdrangar
Sverre Knut Johansen bassguitar, bassynth, synthpad (Super JX-10), TR-808 drum machine, wood-chimes and programming.
Recorded and mixed by Sverre Knut Johansen between 2007-2009 at Fjordgata 1. Trondheim, NTNU. Except Hvítur Hestur recorded at Selbu Church.
Music and arranging by Sverre Knut Johansen.
This Album was my Master thesis in Music production 2009. Music technology, at NTNU, Norwegian University of
Science and Technology.
Mastering by Strype audio, Oslo, 1 juni 2009.
Cover Photo by Ketil Born.
Thanks to musicians and Reidar Skår.
Hvítur Hestur 2013