Pre-order of I Am Weary, Don't Let Me Rest. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
I Am Weary, Don't Let Me Rest is Icelandic composer Snorri Hallgrímsson's sophomore LP. A recurring theme on the album is the constant struggle between blissful ignorance and painful awareness. The title is a battle call – that no matter how tiring it gets, staying enlightened is not only our duty but it’s what gives us compassion, empathy, and understanding. The record features gorgeous compositions with arrangements for piano, string orchestra and choir. The album arrives in June of 2023, almost five years to the date after his critically acclaimed debut Orbit.
releases June 16, 2023
All music written and produced by Snorri Hallgrímsson
Recorded by Bergur Þórisson, Hafsteinn Þráinsson and Snorri Hallgrímsson
Mixed by Snorri Hallgrímsson and Styrmir Hauksson
Mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio, Berlin
Artwork by Leigh Wells
Piano, vocals, and electronic programming: Snorri Hallgrímsson
Strings performed by Reykjavík Recording Orchestra, conducted by Viktor Orri Árnason
Solo string performances by Vera Panitch, Karl James Pestka, Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir, and Unnur Jónsdóttir
Special cello textures: Cécile Lacharme
Clarinets: Baldvin Ingvar Tryggvason
Trombones: Ingi Garðar Erlendsson
Additional sound design: Karl James Pestka and Þorsteinn Eyfjörð
Choir in Worth and Knowledge: Voices of Ulysses (Baldur Hjörleifsson, Björg Þórsdóttir, Jelena Ćirić, Pétur Þór Benediktsson, Sigurlaug Thorarensen, Snorri Hallgrímsson)
Lyrics in Worth and Knowledge by Dante Alighieri, English translation by Allen Mandelbaum
Lyrics in I Am at Home by Snorri Hallgrímsson
Jelena Ćirić, Ólafur Arnalds, Évo, Nic & Simon, Cécile Lacharme, Caroline Baudry & everyone at Trempo, Styrmir Hauksson, Ingi Garðar, Baldur, Björg, Pétur, Silla, Diddi, Tom Macpherson, Helen Searle, Harpa Katrín Gísladóttir, mamma & pabbi, my friends & family and everyone else who make me slightly less weary.
This record was made with support by Hljóðritasjóður Rannís