Dýrð í dauðaþögn

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Dýrð í dauðaþögn
Studio album by Ásgeir Trausti
Released September 2012
Recorded Hljóðrita Studios, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Genre Indie folk
Length 39:58
Language Icelandic
Label Sena
Producer Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson
Ásgeir Trausti chronology
Dýrð í dauðaþögn
(2012)
In the Silence
(2013)
Singles from Dýrð í dauðaþögn
  1. "Sumargestur"
  2. "Leyndarmál"
  3. "Dýrð í dauðaþögn"
  4. "Nýfallið regn"
  5. "Hærra"

Dýrð í dauðaþögn is the debut album by the Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir Trausti. The album was recorded in three or four months in the summer of 2012.[1] Most of the original Icelandic lyrics were written by Ásgeir's father.[1]

The album reached number thirty-four in Denmark,[2] and number one in Iceland where it has since been awarded triple platinum certification.[3][4] It became the best selling debut album ever in Iceland.[5] It is also reported to be owned by one in every ten people in Iceland.[6]

As well as being nominated for the Best Album of the Year award at the 2012 Nordic Music Prize,[7] the album won the Album of the Year at the 2012 Icelandic Music Awards and it received a Kraumur Award.[8][9]

In the Silence, an English language version of the album, translated by the American musician John Grant, has been recorded and is due to be released in January 2014.[4] Only the vocal part is different from Dýrð í dauðaþögn.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson and Einar Georg Einarsson except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hærra"     3:28
2. "Dýrð í dauðaþögn"   Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, Júlíus Aðalsteinn Róbertsson 3:57
3. "Sumargestur"     3:57
4. "Leyndarmál"   Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, Einar Georg Einarsson, Júlíus Aðalsteinn Róbertsson 3:39
5. "Hljóða nótt"   Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, Júlíus Aðalsteinn Róbertsson 3:58
6. "Nýfallið regn"     3:39
7. "Heimförin"     4:53
8. "Að grafa sig í fönn"     4:13
9. "Samhljómur"   Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, Júlíus Aðalsteinn Róbertsson 4:25
10. "Þennan dag"     3:49

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[10]
  • Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson – vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (all tracks), guitar (all tracks), bass guitar (tracks 6, 9, 10), keyboards (tracks 1–9), piano (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Sigurður Guðmundsson – keyboards (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9), piano (track 2), bass guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4), backing vocals (track 3), harmonium (track 5)
  • Kristinn Snær Agnarsson – drums (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9), percussion (track 3)
  • Þorsteinn Einarsson – guitar (tracks 2, 3), backing vocals (tracks 3, 10)
  • Samúel Jón Samúelsson – trombone (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 9)
  • Kjartan Hákonarson – trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 9)
  • Óskar Guðjónsson – saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 9)
  • Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson – bass guitar (track 1)
  • Ingi Björn Ingasson – bass guitar (track 4)
Recording personnel[11]
  • Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson – producer, recording, mixing
  • Sigurður Guðmundsson – recording
  • Kristinn Snær Agnarsson – recording
  • Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson – recording
Other personnel[11]
  • Svarti Hrinhurinn – cover art
  • Jónína de la Rosa – photography
  • Bobby Breiðholt – design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012-2013) Peak
position
Tracklisten Danish Albums Chart[12] 34
Icelandic Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Q&A: Ásgeir". music OMH. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Danishcharts.com: Asgeir Trausti: Dyrd i daudathogn (album)". Danishcharts.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Eudaily, Chris; Saravia, Deirdre (21 March 2013). "The Meteoric One-Year Rise Of Iceland's Asgeir Trausti". Texas Public Radio. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ásgeir: Album Pre-Order Now Available". One Little Indian Records. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  5. ^ O'Douglas, Ceiri (31 October 2013). "Q&A: Ásgeir". musicOMH. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Lester, Paul (15 July 2013). "New Band of the Day: Ásgeir (No 1,553)". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ásgeir Trausti and Retro Stefson Nominated for Nordic Prize". Iceland Review Online. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Winners and Nominees: 2012". Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kraumslistinn 2012". Kraumur Music Fund (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Dýrð í dauðaþögn (booklet). Ásgeir Trausti. Reykjavík, Iceland: Sena. 2012. SCD560. 
  11. ^ a b Dýrð í dauðaþögn (inner cover). Ásgeir Trausti. Reykjavík, Iceland: Sena. 2012. SCD560. 
  12. ^ danishCharts.com Ásgeir Trausti- Dýrð í dauðaþögn album page (Tracklisten Danish Albums Chart)