‘Myrki Heima’ by Oliver Englafjord is an album like no other. Its metamorphosed from late-night sonic-sketching, through YouTube beta testing on to an alias-donned/fully-fleshed 13-track body of work… 3 years in process, ‘Myrki Heima’s epic passage to album-hood culminates this July.
The by-chance brainchild of Sweden’s Marcus Schössow, ‘Myrki’s embryonic moment occurred in Iceland, a half decade ago. Blinking ‘Oliver Englafjord’ into existence, it was a trip for Schössow that went far beyond the bounds of the merely inspirational.
A citizen of an unidentified Nordic city, Oliver’s life musings visually push through the fourth wall of ‘Myrki Heima’s music. Across a series of 5-minute accompanying film shorts, sound-tracked by the album’s audio, Englafjord half-ponders/half-narrates his life, the universe & everything. The meanings of Oliver words are initially cryptic. Only through the 4 video chapters, framed against the urban, metropolitan and bucolic Nordic locales that accompany ‘Myrki’s release, does his story become clear.
Heads-up: attempt to categorize ‘Myrki Heima’s elecsonics at your peril. No genre slot-ins available; no recognised electronic music categories to ease into. The moment you think you’ve put a pin in ‘Myrki’, it’s gonna pop it right back out at you.
Oliver Englafjord - A Timelapse Tale Of The City Starring: David Frederiksen Set Design: Kate Stransky & Abigail Childs Director of Photography: Matthew Hoodhood Time-Lapse Photography: Christopher Andrew Gaffer: Scott Summers Assistant Director: Brock Alter Editor: Christopher Andrew Color & Titles: Max Glascott Sound Mixer: Max Glascott Producer: Arny Bink Written and directed by Christopher Andrew for Stoptime341 Productions. http://www.stoptime341.com