$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0

Discovery: Vök - Before / Ég bíð þín


Vök are an Icelandic duo - as if you didn't already know they were from Iceland. They’re newcomers to the Icelandic music scene, taking their electronic styles and blending the beats with spacious electric guitars in the style of Romy Madley Croft - The XX. Beat maker Andri Már Enoksson plays saxophone over his simplistic percussion rhythms. The duo's first song "Before" is sung in English and features a magnificent melodic vocal from vocalist Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir. It almost seems unacceptable to compare Magnúsdóttir's vocal to Bjork, but it genuinely does.


"Before" is an impressive debut track. It starts off with a melodramatic guitar riff and the quiet, reverberated percussion. Magnúsdóttir then opens her mouth and the girth of Iceland's musical backdrop flies out. The track slowly picks up with Enoksson's talented saxophone riff. It works with the slow tempo guitar and layered vocal. She sings: "Can you tell me why, can you tell me how, what you've told me million times before." My only criticism would be the similarities to The XX. The originality factor seems to be in doubt when the guitars sound so akin to that of Croft's.

Vök's second track, released yesterday 8 May sees the duo sing in their native Icelandic. "Ég bíð þín" translates to 'I'll wait for you’; I can only imagine the sombre vocal lyricism. Magnúsdóttir's vocal isn't as prominent in "Ég bíð þín", but it's still presentable and styled in a throat, Bjork style - a good voice.



You can really hear the ambience and Enoksson's standout saxophone playing in this track. The chorus has all the power and adventure as you would expect from The Knife. It takes the listener through an experience with deep synthesis, a fantastic sounding vocal and a respectable electronic beat, which is stark and blunt in contrast to the reverberation and mellowness of "Before". Vök seem to be going places with these two tracks. They're both outstanding, however "Before" is superior, it's the most outstanding Icelandic track I've heard in years.
~Eddie
Name

1959,1,1965,1,1966,1,1967,1,1968,3,1969,3,1971,1,1972,3,1974,1,1977,2,1980,2,1981,1,1983,1,1984,1,1985,2,1987,1,1988,1,1989,3,1990,2,1991,3,1993,4,1994,4,1995,3,1996,4,1997,1,1998,4,1999,1,2000,3,2001,1,2002,2,2003,1,2004,4,2005,6,2006,6,2007,6,2008,9,2009,16,2010,23,2011,57,2012,281,2013,446,2014,114,2015,20,2016,10,2017,7,2018,5,2019,3,Acid House,6,Afrobeat,2,Album Round-up,11,Alternative,110,Alternative Dance,8,Alternative Hip-Hop,14,Alternative Metal,6,Alternative Rock,132,Alternative Trip-Hop,2,Alternatve,2,Alternatve Rock,6,Ambient,63,Art Rock,16,Avant-garde,3,Baroque Pop,5,Bluegrass,1,Blues,2,Britpop,7,CAOTM,20,Chamber Pop,4,Chillout,3,Chillwave,10,Chiptune,1,Chris,27,Classical,9,Classics,31,Classics. Electronic,7,Comedy,2,Cornelius,1,Country,2,Dance,5,Dance-Punk,4,Discovery,198,Discovery II,2,Downtempo,17,Dream Pop,47,Drone,11,Dubstep,10,Easy Listening,5,Eddie,712,EDM,2,Electro House,9,Electro-Rock,5,Electronic,208,Electronic Dance,6,electronic pop,2,emo,1,EP's,36,Experimental,57,Experimental Pop,6,Experimental Rock,14,Extreme Metal,1,Festivals,8,Folk,48,Folk Punk,5,Folk Rock,10,Funk,7,Garage Rock,19,Glitch,13,Gothic Rock,1,Grunge,3,Har,1,Hard Rock,3,Hardcore Punk,1,Hip-Hop,29,House,7,IDM,12,Indie,23,Indie Folk,19,Indie Pop,91,Indie Rock,189,Industrial,2,Insrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Rock,8,Interviews,44,Jake,15,Jazz,1,Jazz-Folk,1,Johnny,18,Jonathan,7,Jordan,290,Jungle,1,Krautrock,6,Listen,4,Lists,50,Live Show,32,Lo-fi,14,math,1,Math Pop,1,Math Rock,11,Matt,1,Matt C,40,Matt G,2,Men of Music,4,Metal,15,Minimal,9,Minimal Techno,3,Mon McCool,1,MRD-X,7,Music In General,135,Music on the Radio,1,Neo-Classical,3,Neo-Psychedelia,16,Neofolk,4,New Wave,8,Nile,1,Noise Pop,14,Noise Rock,17,Nu metal,1,Nu-gaze,10,Nu-metal,1,Polka,1,Pop,57,Pop Corner,29,Pop Punk,6,Pop Rock,2,Post- Hardcore,5,Post-Metal,2,Post-Punk,28,Post-Punk Revival,15,Post-Rock,26,Progressive Rock,2,Protopunk,3,Psych-Folk,7,Psychadelic Rock,5,Psychedelic,10,Psychedelic Folk,1,Psychedelic Rock,4,Punk,7,Punk Rock,12,R.I.P.,1,Rap,2,Rap Rock,1,Reggae,7,Reggae Review,7,Reviews,839,Rhythmn and Blues,15,Rock,65,Rock and Roll,3,Sadcore,2,Sean,1,Shoegaze,34,Singer-Songwriter,98,Ska,4,Ska Punk,1,Slowcore,2,Soft Rock,1,Soul,13,Soundtrack,1,Space Rock,8,Spoken Word,1,Steven,1,Stoner Rock,1,Surf Rock,3,Synth Pop,27,Take Me Back,5,Techno,16,The News,19,Thrash Metal,2,Track Review,262,Trance,1,Trip-Hop,6,Twee Pop,2,Videos,20,Weekly Spin,6,
ltr
item
Discovery: Discovery: Vök - Before / Ég bíð þín
Discovery: Vök - Before / Ég bíð þín
https://i4.sndcdn.com/avatars-000038393393-ce6kss-t200x200.jpg?9556ac0
Discovery
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2013/05/discovery-vok-before-eg-bi-in.html
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2013/05/discovery-vok-before-eg-bi-in.html
true
5912968048434223570
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy