hist og was founded in 2017 to compose and perform new music for Sigur Rós’ Norður og Niður festival. Its members are Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson on trumpet, keyboards and electronics, Róbert Reynisson on guitar and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums.
Throughout the years, the trio’s members have found themselves on stage with the experimental pop groups múm, amiina and Sin Fang. Apart from that, they have sordid histories of performing jazz and improvised music with Iceland’s most prominent musicians.
Reflecting their unique background, the trio’s music is a mix of introverted and slow-heaving electronica, improvised music and twitchy new age.
released September 20, 2019
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson: trumpet, keyboard, electronics
Róbert Reynisson: guitar, fretless bass, charango
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen: drums
Additional charango on Sun Seer by Albert Finnbogason
Recorded and mixed by Albert Finnbogason at Iðnó
Mastered by Paul Corley
All songs by Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson except for Cataract, which is by hist og
All arrangements by hist og
Cover by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir
This recording received support from the Icelandic Musicians Union Culture Fund.