Available: April 2019
Territory: worldwide (excl. Iceland)
STAFRÆNN HÁKON has been making music and releasing records since 1999. Throughout the years the band has evolved from a one-man project to a full band, having kept the same line-up since 2012. Stafrænn Hákon has released 10 full length albums and a series of EP’s, the latest being the full length album ‘Hausi‘, released on CD and vinyl in September 2017.
Stafrænn Hákon has collaborated with a broad range of artists and musicians and was aired at the late John Peel’s radio sessions amongst others. The band has released material on the U.S based indie label Secret Eye, Resonant Records, Awkward Silence, Chat Blanc, Japanese Nature Bliss & Happy Prince, and on Darla Records.
Stafrænn Hákon has continued sliding a comic or surreal twist in the songwriting since 1999, challenging the epic and dreamy connotations its music has always been ascribed with. Humour in combination with sincerity has long been some of Stafrænn Hákon‘s driving forces, a twisted combination that reflects a personal nuance for those curious to dig deeper into the musical mindscape of the man behind the band.
The band’s current lineup consists of guitarists Ólafur Josephsson and Lárus Siguðsson, bass guitarist Árni Þór Árnason, drummer Róbert Már Runólfsson and singer Magnús Freyr Gíslason with regular appearances from cellist Þórður Hermannsson and trombonist Þröstur Sigurðsson.
“This album is pure enjoyment – so warm, so inviting, so enveloping that the struggle behind it may be obscured.” – acloserlisten.com
“Album of the year 2017” – rokmusic.co
“Wer Sigur Rós mag, wird mehr als bestens bedient mit dem 10. Album von Stafrænn Hákon. Doch die Isländer segeln nur bedingt in den gewohnten Fahrwassern ihrer Landsleute […], die Musik auf Hausi legt viel mehr den Fokus auf sphärische Arrangements und Eigenständigkeit.” – Gezeitenstrom