Hvel

by Árstíðir

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credits

released 06 March 2015

100% backed by Kickstarter.

Daniel Auðunsson - guitar, vocals
Gunnar Már Jakobsson - baritone guitar, vocals
Karl James Pestka - violin, electric violin, viola, programming, vocals
Ragnar Ólafsson - piano, vocals

Recorded in Toppstöðin and Orgelsmiðjan in the summer of 2014

Produced, engineered and mixed by Styrmir Hauksson
Mastered by Glenn Schick
Additional engineering by Þröstur Albertsson
Additional editing by Andri Ólafsson
Artwork by Vladimír Půlpána
Layout and design by Holaf

We would like to thank Atli Arnarson, Gunnar B. “Gussi” Guðbjörnsson, Gunnar Konráðsson, Jón Elísson, Kitty Von-Sometime, Leana Clothier, Linda Iliste, Matthew Eisman, Maria Chelnokova and Sturla D. Þorsteinsson


Other instrumentalists:
Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson - cello
Viktor Orri Árnason - violin and viola
Andri Ólafsson - bass guitar
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen - drums

All songs and arrangements by Árstíðir

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Track Name: Himinhvel
Mér líkar svo vel
hvernig þú segir sögur
þær flytja mig í annan heim

Á fjarlægri slóð
greini ekki lengur hljóðin
né vindinn, reika þyngdarlaus

Sólina hvergi sé
öllum stundum gleymi mér
himinhvelið yfirgef

Óreiðan eykst
stöðugt með niðurbroti
það rennur allt sitt skeið

Þá dreifist orkan í fögrum dansi
handan tímans verður til
geimryk sem umbreytist í ljós

Sólina hvergi sé
öllum stundum gleymi mér
og hjartahólfin fyllast
undur sem það er
hið taumlausa afl
sem sendir mig aftur heim
Track Name: Things You Said
I thought you would stay here forever
I don’t want to
I don’t want you
Through these days I could never
be around you
‘Cause I don’t want you

Charming as she was to me
Drifted blindly
This is how it feels?
Took me so long to see

If you sense this you’d better
look around you
think it out too
Carry yourself in this manner
What we will do is deny you

Everything she used to be
led me blindly
Is this how it feels?
Took me so long to see

I tried to help with the things you liked
but you took advantage of my precious time
Those selfish games have made me think things twice
before I lift a burden to ease your mind

Things you said and the ways you lied
made me read the writing and see the signs
The clock is ticking in your inward mind
Soon the flower fades and you’ve lost the time
Track Name: Someone Who Cares
Now I understand what it feels to wander in circles
with fingers running through your hair
I can clearly see what it is to me
Waiting with someone who cares

Come, come to me and say that you’re sorry
I’m watching the lights go down
I can barely see anything
It tears me apart

Drawn to the light
Future is waiting
When will I see you again?
Run with the signs though body is aching
Every number has shown
that nobody’s hiding alone

Run, run with me and tell me you want me
Still watching the lights go down
She talks to me
Whispers so softly

Drawn to the light
Future is waiting
When will I see you again?
Run with the signs though body is aching
Every number has shown
that nobody’s hiding alone
Track Name: Moonlight
In your blue dress dining fighting your lows
while the true lies turn to unfold
what you ought to feel

In the blue light hiding trying to glow
with the moon’s shine guiding you home
where you need to be

It’s time to turn things over
time to find your way
to seek me out and figure out your next play

A cloud with silver lining turning to gold
in this new sky wants you to know
what you mean to me

It’s time to turn things over
time to find your way
to seek me out and figure out your next play

Sefur þú
loksins nú
værum svefni svo að bresti þessi brú
sefur þú
sefur þú
Track Name: Vetur að vori
Um miðjan dag fann ég hana
undir fagurri hulu gleymskunnar

Og hjá henni einkenni
sem ég falið hafði á þeim sama stað

Vorið kveður vetur
við munum gera betur
með viskuna að vopni og vonum
andvaka hugurinn

Um stund hún megi hvíl’ í friði, þreytt andlitið
undir fagurri hulu gleymskunnar

Vorið kveður vetur
við munum gera betur
með viskuna að vopni og vonum
að andvaka hugur minn
deyð’ ekki drauminn þinn
Track Name: Friðþægingin
Enn ein krísan, eitthvað vantar
Verð að brúa lífs míns skarð
Innra tómið stækkar enn
Lít um kring, fólkið skortir
Friðþægingin kostar sitt
Í þeirri trú ég kaupi friðinn

Taktu’ ekki
gæðum þess veraldlega
sem þinni trú
Menn verð’ að rækta andann, líka þú
Ég vakna af værum blundi
Nýt lífsins hér og nú

Í hverju skrefi sekk ég dýpra
Undankoma engin er
Staðnæmist og hugsa málið
Er ég búinn’ að missa tökin
Mánuðirnir sliga mig
Áhyggjurnar fylla tómið

Taktu’ ekki
gæðum þess veraldlega
sem þinni trú
Menn verð’ að rækta andann, líka þú
Ég vakna af værum blundi
Nýt lífsins hér og nú
Track Name: Cannon
Sharing body heat when it was cold
Letting go when we wanted to be held
United by thoughts we could not understand

I picked out a silly name
the only one that would rhyme
when I really wanted to call you mine
Humbled by the fact that it wasn’t our time

I held a rifle
it ricocheted in my hands
I was marked by the cannon
out there on the sands

In the last free place
In the presence of your grace

Wounded by the light of a soaring fireball
With cool hearts racing within
Your last touch is still on my skin

I picked out a silly name
the only one that would rhyme
when I really wanted to call you mine
Humbled by the fact that it wasn’t our time

I held a rifle
it ricocheted in my hands
I was marked by the cannon
out there on the sands

I held a rifle
it ricocheted in my hands
I was marked by the cannon
out there on the sands

My mind still wanders
and if I can’t find my way back
I will always treasure
the memory of your
beautiful face
Track Name: Silfurskin
Tilfinning og kuldi inn við bein
ég bað þig um að koma með
í sólarhring sem virtist eilífð heil
lét bíða lengi eftir sér

Á meðan blómin ekki fölna
og það styttir ekki upp
um mig leikur fossaniður
Ég skil að vissu leyti
en að öðru ekki neitt
þig elta skal ég niður

Sjálfið dregið úr öskunni
enn á móti blæs
Ef fengi ég að sjá þinn hugarheim
þitt silfurskin
Track Name: Shine
This will be my final statement
so pay no heed to the former things I’ve said
Life has taught me how to be humble
and thankful for everything
All the ones my mind has touched
I bid you all farewell

It’s your turn now
Shine

Reciting childhood rhymes
All I have is time
And time is getting old
And I’m getting old

Three long weeks and two more years to follow
I’m counting sleepless stars outside my window
I’m reaching for that lonely red body
Oh God I miss the sound
of wind blowing
Now it’s only silence
I’ll miss your planet

It’s your turn now
Shine
It’s your turn now
Shine
Track Name: You Again
If love had the answers
why aren’t you here?
This truth as an obsession
had almost disappeared

But when I see you alone
far away from home
and I wonder why I feel like
everything is turning in my head
It’s you again
Taken by the unknown
Heart into stone
Never cease to wonder why and
everything keeps turning in my head
It’s you again

This solitude I found
No more voices ringing in my ears
A world without a sound
Just the silent music of the spheres

If I had the answers
you should be here
(And still this unresolved progression
had never seemed so real)

But when I see you alone
far away from home
and I wonder why I feel like
everything is turning in my head
It’s you again
Taken by the unknown
Heart into stone
Never cease to wonder why and
everything keeps turning in my head
It’s you again
Track Name: Unfold
A strange ship navigates the ebb and flow
remembers mysteries that time had left alone

You reach out your arms
but your hands aren’t your own
Not everything you feel can be seen
but the feeling lasts so long

Searching every corner of your mind
I reach out, fathoming the shape of time

If you see (how far) the waves have drifted from the source
then you’ll know the expanding nature of our course

You reach out your arms
but your hands aren’t your own
Not everything you feel can be seen
but the feeling lasts so long

Every day the space between everyone is unfolding
who can see where we’ll end?

You reach out your arms
but your hands aren’t your own
Not everything you feel can be seen
but the feeling lasts so long

(Spiral arms unfolding, strengthening their hold on me)

But every time you reached out your arms
your hands always knew
it’s everything that you can’t see
which pulls me back to you