Dyrholaey

by Thomas Méreur

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Russell Leach
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Russell Leach Have you heard the words, "enigmatic, magical, transparent?" They all apply here...'Dyrholaey' captures you from the opening, placing you within the warmth of its cocoon. An album possessing something rare, a visual aspect to the music. You go on visual journeys, as the songs sonic, nuances, gracefully caress your ears. 10 is not a high enough rating...a valuable gem! ~ Russell
Art Noir
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Art Noir Wow. What an absolute pleasure to listen to this. Listen carefully and escape the madness around you. Favorite track: Apex.
brantly
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brantly 3:30 AM post-bar-shift-winding-down-after-a-shitty-night record of the year
Lost Tribe Sound
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Lost Tribe Sound What a delicate masterpiece! Honestly, not the typical music I'm drawn to, but there is something so entrancing and heartbreaking about Méreur vocal delivery, I just get lost in it. Pairing this Satie-esque piano music with his unique, almost Jonsi-like vocal, Méreur has made something very standout and impressive, in an otherwise saturated genre. Favorite track: Light.
BatRafATM
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BatRafATM Un premier album bouleversant, humain et d’une beauté à couper le souffle. Un voyage introspectif et islandais doublé d’une déflagration émotionnelle imparable. Avec, au cœur, "A cold day in May", une pépite qui aurait sa place dans la BO de The Leftovers. Sans hésitation mon disque de l’année 2019. Merci pour tout ça. Favorite track: A Cold Day in May.
MICHEL P
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MICHEL P Cet album est tout simplement une merveille. Je suis admirateur de grands compositeurs comme Richter, Arnalds, Jóhannsson ... Thomas Méreur est devenu incontournable à l'instar de tous ces grands avec ce magnifique premier album. Favorite track: Mermaids.
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Apex 04:01
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Mermaids 04:17
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Light 03:41
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Moving On 03:59

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Combining the poignant simplicity of Erik Satie-esque piano and ethereal Sigur Rós-style vocals, Thomas Méreur’s debut album Dyrhólaey brings his memories of landscapes he experienced on a trip to Iceland back to life.

“I wanted Dyrhólaey to be very simple, so it's mostly about piano and voice,” says Thomas. “Blending the voices together to create a whole new melody was very exciting to record, and brings a rewarding sense of richness.”

Named after Dyrhólaey, a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland, Thomas has always felt a connection to the country through the music of artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Björk. There are two themes that blend together on this album – Iceland and losing someone – with some of the lyrics making reference to the wild Icelandic nature and strange comforting loneliness that seems to come from it.

All songs written, preformed, recorded and mixed by Thomas Méreur
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Artwork by Celine Hennu

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released October 18, 2019

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