Sólveig Matthildur celebrates release of new album with a concert
Icelandic artist Sólveig Matthildur will be performing her new and second album, Constantly in love at Gaukurinn in central Reykjavik this Saturday.
Constantly in Love is the second record from Kælan Mikla's synth player and back-up singer Sólveig Matthildur who received great acclaim for her first album. The new album is an emotional, poetic and breathtaking creation. From the light-hearted but dead serious first single and video (“Dystopian Boy”), to the medieval symmetry of the album’s construction (spoiler: it’s a massive envelope poem), Sólveig has, quite possibly, written album for the ages. Channeling influences as varied as trip-hop pioneers Portishead, to black metal band Urfaust, to French post-punk chanteuse Hante, Sólveig’s sophomore album is one part darkwave, one part spoken art-poetry jams, and one part electronic downtempo compositions.
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke called her “a tablet-age reincarnation of the post–Velvet Underground Nico.” Toronto-based Artoffact Records will release Constantly in Love on vinyl, CD, and digital format on April 19th, 2019. The album features guest appearances from Drab Majesty’s Deb Demure, post-punk solo artist Some Ember, and the digital version includes a bonus track remixed by Hante.
Discipline is the lo-fi synthpop project of Reykjavík based artist Rex Beckett. Born in Montreal in 1985, Rex grew up in the world of ballet and classical music training, studying dance, piano, cello, percussion and voice. Moving into contemporary dance and performance art in her teens and early 20s, she eventually transitioned back into the world of music at with her first band Antimony. Discipline is her first solo project, formerly known as Rex Pistols, active since late 2016. Her music is raw, bare and stripped down to pure emotion under glistening retro synths. Her first self-titled album is a collection of highly vulnerable songs born from sadness, fear and a need for structure.
Entrance fee is 1000 ISK.