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Úlfur

A former member of compatriot Jónsi’s touring band, Icelandic solo artist Úlfur Hansson’s debut album White Mountain got a release in Japan last year — he is, legitimately, Big In Japan — and it’s due out in the US in March via Western Vinyl. It’s a fascinating and beautiful piece of work, built around field recordings from around the world, disparate sounds that blend to create a world of their own. There’s also talk of a collaboration with the aforementioned Jónsi later in the year.