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Mother Melancholia

by sóley

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Thomas Clq Choosing a favourite track here is nearly impossible cause you need to experience this gorgeous album in full, from beginning to end, much like Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Love how Sóley creates a grim atmosphere to convey the environmental destruction of the planet. The album cover is also wonderfully designed by her husband Ibbagoggur and suits the music like the best album art. But despite the darkness of Mother Melancholia there are also songs where you can feel the light getting in Favorite track: In heaven.
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danielhabib the final crescendo at "Sundown" is sublime.
like a farewell from someone/ something you really wish would stay just a bit longer Favorite track: Sundown.
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mothuary Very long time fan! this new album is hauntingly beautiful. Hearing this for the first time reminded me of how her music really captured my attention as a teen, because i was caught all over again!
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starcad From my personal point of view by far her best album. Wonderfully spooky and beautifully arranged. The vocals are phenomenally good and deep. The whole album is a favorite of mine, the whole and each of its parts. And definitely in the special edition with 12 songs and 1 hour running time. Real masterpiece.
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    Limited Edition Library Red Vinyl pressed at Furnace.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A beautifully designed limited "collectors item" CD, with a 16 page booklet with artworks and lyrics from the album Mother Melancholia. Additional Mother Melancholia sticker included. Secret bonus track from the era of making of Mother Melancholia.
    Cd design and artwork by my genius husband Íbbagoggur

    All cd's will be shipped from Iceland, packed and distributed from our home. Limited edition made with love and only love!

    SHIPPING: Ships in spring / summer. No later than June! More details soon!

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Circles 06:21
Blows Up 05:37
Hysteria 01:50
Parasite 03:23
Desert 04:06
In heaven 04:13
Sundown 03:29
xxx 02:20
Elegia 05:49


Mother Melancholia is inspired by mass suicide of mankind and destruction of life led by captialism and toxic masculinity


released October 22, 2021

all music and words written by Sóley Stefánsdóttir
Produced by Sóley Stefánsdóttir
Additional production Albert Finnbogason
Additional production Íbbagoggur
String arrangement in Sunrise Skulls by Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
Arrangements in Desert, Circels and Sundown by Kristín Þóra and Sóley
All orchestrations by Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
Recorded by Sóley in her studio
Additional recordings by Albert Finnbogason in his studio
String and percussion recorded by Albert in Sundlaugin studio
Drums by Jón Óskar Jónsson
String quintet by Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir (violin), Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir (violin), Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir (viola), Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir (cello), Alexandra Kjeld (double bass)
Final mix by Albert Finnbogason
Elegía pre-mixed by Íbbagoggur
Mastered by Sarah Register
Album artwork by Íbbagoggur
Photograph by Sunna Ben
Management and all the help by Nick Knowles
Endless enthusiasm and support: Brian Lowit


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Sóley Reykjavik, Iceland

Since the release of her debut album 'We Sink', Sóley Stefánsdóttir, better known as Sóley, has been wowing audiences around the globe with her dark, fairytale song craft.

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