Based just outside Greater Manchester in leafy Hebden Bridge, but making a name on the big city’s gig circuit, Akranes has been in the studio laying down the type of eerily ambient tracks you’d associate with electronica’s trailblazers, from Portishead to Lamb.
The result is Shadows, comprising six tracks laden with film-less dystopian soundtracks, unafraid to expand into 10-minute canvasses painting trip hop to sub-bass. Ramber Records have snapped it up for their cassette series, which has also featured O>L>A and Jupiter-C.
As a pre-EP teaser, ‘U Tke’ has hit Bandcamp, combining the joint musical adeptness of Akranes alter ego Liam Gaunt (electronics, production) with guest vocalist Ooni Staerk across a glistening hall of echoes. Have a listen below.
Shadows EP will be released via Ramber Records on 22 April, 2016.