British record label Touch recently released Without Sinking, the second album from Icelandic musician Hildur Gudnadóttir. The album has received positive reviews from critics: Fact Magazine named it one of the 20 best albums of 2009 so far.
Gudnadóttir uses cello and electric sounds to create “dreamy, flowing music,” as described in a press release from Kimi Records, which is the album’s distributor in Iceland.
The musician has mentioned that her many air travels were a considerable influential factor when writing Without Sinking, during which she stared at the clouds.
Gudnadóttir released her first solo album Mount A under the artistic name Lost in Hildurness in 2006, which raised attention among fans of electric and experimental music.
Gudnadóttir will follow up the release of her latest album with concerts in Europe, among other venues at the Sound Forest Festival in Latvia on April 17, and she is also expected to perform during the notorious music festival Aldrei fór ég sudur in Ísafjördur, the West Fjords, which kicks off today.