Árstíðir has received an electronic upgrade with the release of their remix EP Tvíeind. The album features tracks from the latest Árstíðir album Svefns og vöku skil reimagined by international electronic artists ranging from Iceland’s own Ruxpin and Kippi Kanínus (the moving force behind Amiina’s recent electronic direction) to iamthemorning from St. Petersburg.
The release celebrates the international collaborations inspired by Icelandic nature, and the onset of perpetual night that inevitably follows in November. Tvíeind continues the light-and-dark duality of Árstíðir’s LP Svefns og vöku skil (translation: the boundary between sleeping and waking states), featuring insomniac titles such as Days & Nights, Shades, and Á meðan jörðin sefur (translation: while the Earth sleeps).
The interaction of acoustic and digital is represented by Icelandic word Tvíeind, which describes two differently charged atomic particles joined in a stable isotope.