EinarIndra is someone who likes to take their time, fearlessly modifying their electronic creations until they are completely satisfied. After three previous studio albums, Einar’s debut album “Disintegrate” has seen the light of day and is ready to take the listener into a mystical, melancholy and moving world of experimental electronic music, underlined by a melodious voice.
A perfectionist at heart
“Disintegrate” is an expansive composition of EinarIndra’s personal field recordings, deep lyrics and dreamy electronic rhythms fused with instrumental piano sounds. The name of the album makes a lot of sense, as everything was initially broken down before Einar fused the pieces together again.
Much of Einar’s music is interwoven and inspired by his personal experiences. He took a brief musical hiatus in 2018, after the birth of his youngest daughter, and traveled across Europe, which heavily influenced the debut of his album.
“We went to Tenerife, Portugal, and spent a month in Lisbon. My mixing and mastering engineer who I worked with called me and said we should do something. He inspired me to go, ”recalls Einar and adds:“ I was actually thinking of naming the record ‘While you were sleeping’, because all the songs came. [together] when my daughter was sleeping.
After three years of creation, he finally finished the album this year. “Some tracks that I was not comfortable with and changed them 30 times in two years,” sighs EinarIndra. The constant modification and development of the tracks explains the final name of the album, “I was changing a lot of processes, so the album title came out of there, like old patterns falling apart.”
Use the airs of nature
Einar creates his own sounds, emphasizing his music in a special and enchanting way. “With a laptop you have everyone’s sound [at] your fingers. This record is mainly based on the sounds I created, ”he explains, taking a sip of his steaming coffee. “Sometimes I want a sound and it takes me three days to make it. I think the more you put into it, the more valuable it becomes to you, even if it doesn’t sound better to someone else.
On the track “Watching things grow”, pebbles can be heard on the shore of his native peninsula, Tjörnes, near Húsavík, giving it a sort of mystical vibe. “It’s one of my favorite places. The recording comes from a small port, by the sea. I recorded it on a beautiful summer day, you could hear the stones rising on the shore. I think this is my favorite field recording, ”Einar recalls.
EinarIndra does it all
EinarIndra does it all: singer, songwriter and field recorder. His next project, after the release of “Disintegrate” at the end of May, is to create a music video for the song “Watching things grow”.
As an amateur gardener himself, Einar is considering his own inspirations for the track to be compiled into a music video. “I planted soybeans in my greenhouse and I have a camera on it. It has been going on for over a week, like a lapse of time. I’m thinking of combining that with videos of my daughter in a music video, ”he says with a smile. It is clear that of the ten tracks on the album, “Watching Things grow” is a special track for Einar. “I love gardening and watching things grow. It was a [fitting] title, both this and watch my daughter grow up. [It’s] that aspect of sitting and watching something grow instead of interfering with it, ”he explains cautiously.
We may not all have the patience to watch the soybeans grow, but EinarIndra’s beats inspire a sense of presence, infecting us with its ability to slow down.
Stream EinarIndra’s new album ‘Disintegrate’ on Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming platforms – Perfect for daydreaming about your sorrows.
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