Hogni

Two Trains

Released 20/10/17 Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. eratp103cd

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Released 20/10/17 Label Erased Tapes Genre Modern Composition Cat no. eratp103lp

Black Vinyl with Download.

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LP++ - Limited Indie Shops Version on Red vinyl with Download. 500 Copies.

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Introducing Icelandic composer and singer Hogni, better known as the front man of indie rock band Hjaltalín and previous member of electronic group GusGus, as the newest addition to Erased Tapes with his solo debut album Two Trains. Amidst destruction on the mainland, the two locomotives Minor and Pionér transported wagons full of rock and gravel to the Icelandic seaside during the construction of the Reykjavík harbour in 1913-1917. The two metallic giants ushered in a new age in Iceland. However, soon after construction ceased the two trains were parked and have never driven since. Now they only serve to remind us of the grandeur of a bygone future. They are the only trains ever to have graced the Icelandic landscape. The music in Two Trains embraces the spirit of the original European avant-garde and invokes these concepts in its chugging rhythms, metallic clangs and brooding choral arrangements (men's choruses are a distinctly Icelandic phenomena related to the national/romantic politics of the 19th and 20th century) while the lyrics speak of ominous clouds on the war-ridden eastern horizon and freight cars filled with gravel and dreams.

LP - Black Vinyl with Download.

LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. 250 Copies only on Transparent Green Vinyl with Download.

LP++ - Limited Indie Shops Version on Red vinyl with Download. 500 Copies.

CD - Card Sleeve with Inner Bag and 16 Page Booklet.