Ari Árelíus’s album Hiatus Terræ is out now! On the album, Ari juxtaposes the concepts of local and global to create an ideological basis.
He uses local Icelandic musical elements such as fifth voicings, the accordion and an electric version of the Icelandic traditional drone zither Langspil and global musical elements, various world rhythms, throat singing, wooden flutes and an electric guitar that echoes the psychedelic 60’s.
The idea for the album was born at a local corner shop where Ari goes and buys coffee every now and then. Icelandic water met coffee beans from Nicaragua. Parliamentary elections had just finished, nationalism met globalism and a Glossy Ibis had just been seen in downtown Reykjavík.