Look At The Light

Sin Fang. Look At The Light

Released by A Number Of Small Things
Distributed by Morr Music Distribution GmbH
ANOST 040 (digital only) - Digital/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jan 18, 2013


Although there is a certain reassuring quality to evergreens – you can rely on them to never drop their foliage – it's the flowering plants, the ones that bud, blossom, and bloom, which really light up and even define a season. This is exactly what happens on Flowers, Sin Fang's third solo album: Seabear's founder and mastermind unlashes a melodic spring storm and explores even more corners of the lush and baroque gardens he spent the last five years in. read more...

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News

12.12.2013
Sin Fang at KEXP
You may like to download a 30-minute set by Sin Fang, that he did for KEXP – it is here!
24.09.2013
Jónsi remixes Sin Fang
Sin Fang's 'Young Boys' now remixed by Sigur Ros' Jónsi! Premiered via The Line Of Best Fit! A digital release is about to follow, lossless files are available for our subscribers at Morr Music Gold!
18.01.2013
Sin Fang Video premiere
It's ready: Sin Fang's video for 'Look At the Light', the first single from his upcoming album 'Flowers' is now online! Watch it now!

Shows

2014-11-05 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ Harpa Silfurberg)
2014-11-06 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ Reykjavik Art Museum 21:00h)
2014-11-07 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ Bíó Paradís 17:30)
2014-11-07 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ JÖR 19:30 )
2014-11-07 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ Mengi)
2014-11-08 Reykjavik (IS)
Iceland Airwaves Festival
(@ Laundromat - 18:00h)

Sin Fang Elsewhere

All releases by Sin Fang:

Young Boys - Jónsi Remix Young Boys - Jónsi Remix
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - Sep 20, 2013
What´s Wrong With Your Eyes What´s Wrong With Your Eyes
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - May 10, 2013
Flowers Flowers
by Sin Fang Morr Music
CD/Digital/LP - Feb 01, 2013
Look At The Light Look At The Light
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
Digital/Digital - Jan 18, 2013
Half Dreams Half Dreams
by Sin Fang Morr Music
EP/Digital/ - May 25, 2012
Summer Echoes Summer Echoes
by Sin Fang Morr Music
CD/LP/Digital/ - Mar 04, 2011
Because Of The Blood / Two Boys Because Of The Blood / Two Boys
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Feb 04, 2011
Landslide/ The Only Living Boy in New York Landslide/ The Only Living Boy in New York
by Sin Fang A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Dec 10, 2010
Clangour Clangour
by Sin Fang Bous Morr Music
CD/LP/Digital - Feb 06, 2009
Advent In Ives Garden / Clangour And Flutes Advent In Ives Garden / Clangour And Flutes
by Sin Fang Bous A Number Of Small Things
7”/Digital - Oct 24, 2008

Sin Fang. Look At The Light

A Number Of Small Things - ANOST 040 (digital only)

Although there is a certain reassuring quality to evergreens – you can rely on them to never drop their foliage – it's the flowering plants, the ones that bud, blossom, and bloom, which really light up and even define a season. This is exactly what happens on Flowers, Sin Fang's third solo album: Seabear's founder and mastermind unlashes a melodic spring storm and explores even more corners of the lush and baroque gardens he spent the last five years in.

Following his Half Dreams EP, Flowers is a solo album that nevertheless opens with a lot of collective chanting, a sense of deep rootedness, togetherness, unity, shared experience: "We were young boys, smoking in the woods, I showed you how", are the first words Sindri Már Sigfússon aka Sin Fang scatters across the less-beaten tracks, only to leapfrog across the lawn and switch on the stage lights for his own take of stadium pop. Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your ears: A song like "What's Wrong With Your Eyes" would indeed sound infinitely awesome in a stadium setting – it's so massive, so outspokenly pop, when the beat meets layered vocals and the piano comes in just at the right moments. "I was thinking a lot about pre-teenage and teenage feelings," he explains. "The exaggerated feelings and dramatic thoughts that most teenagers go through: Love and rejection, the constant ups and downs... I thought Flowers was a good name for that theme as they are used both for sad and happy occasions."

A few albums and EPs and make-shift DIY beards later (he went from paper to knitted goods and now likes them freshly watered and soon withering), Mr. Sigfússon has obviously learned how to cultivate the heaviest crops of the pops: indie-rooted but vast, quirky at times but crystal-clearly aiming at the stars in other places, there's more tracks with huge sing-along gestures, more of that well-rounded surround experience now stripped of any insecurities. This is a bold statement that's a million miles away from cliché Icelandic indie stuff, but instead shows that you can indeed be a sucker for outlandish prison tattoos and at the same time go for rather timeless orchestrations that unfold like springs, followed by summers and autumnal winds.

There's clearly a ghost at work here, still carrying him away, as he gathers more and more rosebuds and moves from epically marching ("Look At The Light") to overgrown power pop ("Not Enough") and back via lots of oh-uh-oh-uh-oohs (going up and down like those distant hills you can't stop staring at) to fast-paced bliss ("Sunbeam"). "Weird Heart" takes a look at the things one doesn't care about as one gets older ("so many things don't mean a thing to me"), while "Feel See" is a call for like-minded individuals out there, as it moves from section to section, pushing onwards, now hesitant and soft-spoken almost, soon hopeful about the answer to the question it poses: "Is there someone that feels like me, that there's nothing to feel or see?" There's lots. To feel. To see. To discover and dive into. At least in this garden there is.

Cat.no.: ANOST 040 (digital only)
Format: Digital/Digital

Tracklisting
1. Look At The Light

Release Dates:
Jan 18, 2013 (Worldwide)