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"Lost&Found" is Einóma's new EP, out in January 2011 on Shipwrec records! The record features one long new track on the A-side as well as two older and previously unreleased pieces for the B-side. The main track, 'Bla' was conceived after editing real-time and live sessions made for gigs after the release of last years 'Tvenna' EP.The sound material 'Bla' was initially made from was quite old and the idea and title of the EP, 'Lost and found' came about, reworking of older ideas in a new setting. The A-side demonstretes the more dancefloor sides of Einóma while the B-side explores the more dark and dense regions Einóma have become more known for.
'Lost&Found' comes exactly one year after last years 'Tvenna' released on Lamadameaveclechien. Composing for the first time pieces based on live sets and improvisations, the Tvenna EP shows a more organic nature of Einoma's sound. Its complex sound flow still remains very rhythmic and almost dance floor like in it's unfolding sound quality. Big emphasis on bass, icy textures, detailed sound design and an almost repetitive narrative is the main focus point of these two very original and dramatic pieces. The EP comes with a stunning artwork and a big poster from Sherrie Thai from Shaire productions who's 'graphic alchemy' seems to fit the music perfectly on a fundamental level.
Einóma is a collaboration between two Icelandic friends and studio partners, Bjarni and Steindór. Prior to the genesis of Einóma and their intriguing, mysterious strain of experimental electronica, Bjarni and Steindór initially collaborated on short films, writing scripts and playing with sound and camera techniques. As Bjarni and Steindor's interest in film diminished, the duo began composing their own recordings somewhere between the experimental electronic music, that they say they had been listening to and the ambience that they had hoped to attain with their short films. The first year, almost everything they wrote was without beats - ambient pieces with a lot of vocal samples and distorted sounds.
Einoma's subsequent experiments with rhythm prompted the release of their debut EP, Floating Point By Zero, via the frequently intriguing Icelandic label Uni:form.
A year later the pair singed to Vertical Form and released their debut album the same year. Undir feilnótum was a deeply atmospheric album, incorporating eight tracks and clocking in at 38 mins in length. Each cut firmly demonstrated their obsessive skill for programming, intricate sequencing and rhythmic construction providing a body of work consisting of varying themes, moods and tempo's.
After having spent months meticulously sculpting new tracks, Milli Tónverka was released. The album's title roughly translates to "Music that lies in-between" and indeed, Einóma does reach into the firmament and pull from their electronic husksan essence and soul of great weight and darkness. This is music created with the heart of high technology and the soul of a spirit world not usually seen with human eyes. The albums nine tracks collectively characterize Einóma's music as severe, majestic, glacial, and unsettling.