Poyekhali!

by Úlfur Eldjárn

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"On his upcoming solo outing, The Aristókrasía Project, Úlfur Eldjárn has gazed from the vantage of Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, and reimagined not only what he saw but what a utopic future, that people thought about at the time, might have been. “Poyekhali!”, the first song from the album, which we are proud to offer as an exclusive preview here, is the perfect launching point for this new project. Meaning “Let’s go” in Russian, Gagarin’s battlecry of “Poyekhali!” became a local catchphrase, a call for optimistic forward thinking, which is exactly what you’ll hear in Úlfur Eldjárn’s own compositions." - Jim Beckmann, KEXP blog

(blog.kexp.org/2015/09/23/kexp-premiere-ulfur-eldjarn-poyekhali/)

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released September 25, 2015
Music and lyrics by Úlfur Eldjárn.

Samuli Kosminen, percussion.
Úlfur Eldjárn, synths, vocoder, electronics.
Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, violin.
Gunnhildur Daðadóttir, violin.
Guðrún Hrund Harðardóttir, viola.
Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson, cello.

Percussion recorded by Samuli Kosminen.
Synths recorded by Úlfur Eldjárn.
Strings recorded by Magnús Árni Öder, at Víðisstaðakirkja.
Mixed by Magnús Árni Öder, Orgelsmiðjan.
Mastered by Styrmir Hauksson.

Sound recordings from space used with kind permission from Sven Grahn, www.svengrahn.pp.se

Artwork 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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