Hands up in the Air

by Úlfur Eldjárn



"Hands Up in the Air" is the latest from The Aristókrasía Project, a gradually propulsive, utopic track filled with Eldjárn’s signature synths and vocoder vocals. As the melody builds from a glimmering orbital drift to a rocketing trans-galactic thrust, you realize the song is a celebration of the future we dreamed of years ago, warped to our present day.
- Jim Beckmann, KEXP Song of the Day - kexp.org - 90.3 FM Seattle.


released February 9, 2017
Úlfur Eldjárn, synthesizers, vocoder, electronics.
Samuli Kosminen, drums, percussion, vibraphone, electronics. Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, violin.
Gunnhildur Daðadóttir, violin.
Guðrún Hrund Harðardóttir, viola.
Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson, cello.
Arranged, recorded and produced by Úlfur Eldjárn.
Drums and percussion recorded by Samuli Kosminen. Strings recorded by Magnús Árni Øder, at Víðisstaðakirkja. Mixed by Magnús Árni Øder, Orgelsmiðjan.
Mastered by Glenn Schick, gsmastering.com
Artwork and design by Albert Muños and Sigurður Oddsson.



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Úlfur Eldjárn

Úlfur Eldjárn is a composer and producer from Reykjavík, Iceland. His works include award nominated compositions for TV series, theatre, video games and commercials. He’s also a member of Apparat Organ Quartet, a band comprised of four electronic organ players and a drummer. He’s released one full-length solo album, “Field Recordings: Music from the Ether.” ... more

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