Release Date: Feb 19, 2013
Record label: Morr Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Though the term "folktronica" may have been much maligned by the early 2010s, the style's mix of heartfelt singing and guitars and intricate electronics still resonated as long as it was in the right hands. Sindri Sigfússon's work with Seabear and Sin Fang for Morr Music -- one of the definitive folktronica labels -- was among the most winsome and wistful, and Flowers offers some of his finest music yet. His second Sin Fang album (having dropped the Bous from the project's name for 2011's Summer Echoes) is filled with songs that resemble cuddly giants in their massive size and reassuring sentiments.
It’s easy to entertain the fantasy that time passes differently in Iceland. While bands in America might feel anxious to mutate their genre before someone else does, Icelandic artists seem content making music that’s simply, unapologetically beautiful. Like many of his national peers, Seabear frontman Sindri Már SigfÃºsson — now releasing his third solo album as Sin Fang – makes lush and easily swallowed folk-pop that embraces its own prettiness without cynicism.
Icelandic lo-fi folk maestro Sindri Már Sigfússon, better known by his badass solo-material moniker, Sin Fang, pouts confidence and grandeur on his new LP, Flowers. It’s his third outing flying the flag as Sin Fang (by day, he’s the lead singer of Seabear); he’s now climbed up the ziggurat and is reeling out indie-pop gems. There’s a sprawling sound to the record, a vastness that becomes abundantly apparent when you find out that Alex Somers, producer to Sigur Rós, also produced Flowers.