Arstidir redefine their sound and take an evolutionary quantum leap that will catapult the eclectic Icelandic band from a highly praised phenomenon at the fringe straight to the centre of international attention. Arstidir were never an ugly duckling, but now their musical swan has emerged in its full glorious beauty on ‘Nivalis’.
The Icelanders have never easily fit into any stylistic drawer and hence attracted a particular long list of attempts of a musical definition that ranges from indie rock via progressive rock, indie folk, chamber folk and pop, neo-classical to minimalism.
Now the Icelanders return with their fourth album. ‘Nivalis’ offers everything that followers of Arstidir love, but with this stunning masterpiece the band transcends all limitations created by genre to appeal to any friend of great music!