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    600 numbered copies will be made of the album Já in October 2017. Sleeve design by Jóhann Ómarsson, based on Kári Martinsson Regal's design of the album Jæja. Each sleeve is cut out and folded by myself, my family and closest friends :).

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    1 Já / Yes 03:24
    2 Breiðholt-Nørrebro 01:41
    3 Hikk! / Hic! 04:06
    4 Freyjugata 00:16
    5 Á ferð / In Motion 03:01
    6 Mánudans / Mo(o)ndance 05:00
    7 Hundur / Dog 00:22
    8 Krónan / ISK 10:08
    9 Flókið líf / It’s Complicated 01:23
    10 Kríur og raddir / Terns and Voices 00:17
    11 Moltukisi / Compost Cat 05:07
    12 Tunglsjúkar nætur / Lunatic Nights 07:28

    Heildarlengd / Total: 42:21

    Flytjendur / Performers:

    Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, rafgítar / electric guitar (1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11,12), rafbassi / electric bass (6) & trommur /drums (6)
    Ragnar Emilsson, rafgítar/electric guitar (5, 11)
    Lovísa Sigrúnardóttir, rafbassi / electric bass (1, 5, 11) & söngur / lead vocals (12)
    Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, trommur / drums (1, 5, 11)
    Grímur Helgason, klarinett & bassaklarinett / clarinet & bass clarinet (1, 5, 8, 11)
    Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, víóla / viola (1, 5, 11)
    Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, trompet / trumpet (1, 11)
    Jóel Pálsson, sópransaxófónn / soprano saxophone (1, 4, 5, 11)
    Guðrún Óskarsdóttir, semball / harpsichord (5)
    Erica Roozendaal, harmonikka / accordion (6, 7)
    Þórdís Claessen, slagverk / percussion (6)
    Kjartan Valdemarsson, píanó / piano (12)
    Einar Már Guðmundsson, lestur ljóðs / poetry reading (12)
    Max Savikangas, einn víólutónn / a single viola tone (11)
    SCENATET: Matias Seibæk (víbrafónn / vibraphone), Stefan Baur (saxófónn / saxophone), Andras Olsen (básúna / trombone), Sven Micha Slot (leikfangapíanó / toy piano), Frederik Munk Larsen (klassískur gítar / classical guitar), Mina Fred (víóla / viola), Karolina Öhman (selló / cello) (2)
    Trio Amerise: Ragnhildur Jósefsdóttir (flauta / flute), Morten Lohmann Sønderskov Jensen (klarinett / clarinet), Lucia Mažvila Amerise (fagott / bassoon) (3)
    Tøyen Fil og Klafferi: Hanne Rekdal (flauta / flute), Kristine Tjøgersen (bassaklarinett / bass clarinet), Eira Björnstad Foss (fiðla / violin) (7)
    CAPUT: Kolbeinn Bjarnason (flautur / flutes), Grímur Helgason (klarinett / clarinets), Zbigniew Dubik (fiðla / violin), Sigurður Halldórsson (selló / cello), Valgerður Andrésdóttir (píanó / piano), Frank Aarnink (slagverk / percussion), Guðni Franzson (stjórnandi / conductor) (8)
    Kammerkórinn Hljómeyki / Hljómeyki Chamber Choir: Marta Halldórsdóttir (stjórnandi / conductor) (12)

    Höfundur og útsetjari tónlistar / Music composed and produced by: Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

    Upptökumenn / Recorded by: Paul Evans (1, 4, 5, 11, 12), Páll Sveinn Guðmundsson (6, 8, 9, 12), Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10), Marc Casanovas (3)
    Hljóðblöndun / Mixed by: Sigurdór Guðmundsson, Skonrokk Studios (1, 5, 6, 11, 12), Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10), Marc Casanovas (3)
    Hljóðjöfnun / Mastering: Sigurdór Guðmundsson, Skonrokk Studios
    Hönnun umslags / Sleeve design: Jóhann Ómarsson
    Ljósmynd / Photo: Guðmundur Harðarson

    Hljóðritað í Reykjavík, Skálholti, Kaupmannahöfn, Stokkhólmi og víðar á árunum 2009 til 2017. / Recorded in Reykjavík, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Skálholt Cathedral and other locations in 2009-2017.

    Þakkir til allra sem spiluðu og sungu á plötunni. / Thanks to everyone who performed on the album.
    Þakkir fyrir fjárhagslegan stuðning / Thanks for the financial support: Hljóðritasjóður, Elektronmusikstudion EMS, Hljóðritasjóður STEFs.
    Tileinkað eiginmanni mínum, Páli Hermannssyni. Takk fyrir stuðninginn og álitsgjöf við eldhúsborðið. / Dedicated to my husband, Páll Hermannsson. Thank you for your support and artistic dialogue at the kitchen table.

    Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, 2017

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Track Name: Tunglsjúkar nætur / Lunatic Nights
Tunglsjúkar nætur

Af því að klukkan var þetta ...
Af því að veðrið var svona ...

Aðeins þannig passa ég í heiminn
einsog föt af manni
sem ég þekki ekki neitt.

Ég veit ekki hvernig þau fara mér,
hvort þau eru of lítil
eða of stór

en séu þau af manninum þínum
þá ert þú konan mín
og segir honum það ef hann hringir

á meðan klukkan er þetta
og veðrið er svona.




Sjálfur ligg ég hér
einsog skip á botni hafsins.
Ég man ekki hvenær ég sökk
en þú getur eflaust
slegið því upp í bókum.

Ég mæli með Háskólabókasafninu
löngu fyrir daga þessara orða
þegar vörðurinn þekkti allar bækurnar
og ekki þurfti neina spjaldskrá
og því var trúað að skáldið
í afgreiðslunni
gengi á vatni.



Já einhvers staðar þar,
á einhverri blaðsíðu, í einhverri bók
finnurðu örlög mín,
þú getur jafnvel valið þér bók
og kosið mér örlög,
en ef þú hífir mig upp
sérðu drauma mína,
fulla af dýrgripum
sem alla tíð hafa tilheyrt þér
í öðrum draumi
öðru lífi.

Einar Már Guðmundsson


Lunatic Nights

Because it was this o’clock ...
Because the weather was like that ...

That’s the only way I fit into the world
like the garments of a man
I don’t know at all.


I don’t know how they suit me,
whether they’re too big
or too small


but if they’re your husband’s clothes
then you’re my wife
and you’ll tell him so if he phones


while it’s this o’clock
and the weather’s like that.
...



For myself, I lie here
like a ship at the bottom of the sea.
I don’t recall when I sank
but you can surely
look it up in books.


I recommend the University Library
long before these words were written
when the Librarian knew every book
and had no need of a card-index
and the poet
at the desk
was thought to walk on water.




Yes, somewhere there,
on some page of some book,
you’ll find my fate –
you can even pick a book
and choose a fate for me,
but if you hoist me up
you’ll see my dreams
full of treasures
that have always belonged to you
in another dream,
another life.


Einar Már Guðmundsson
English translation: Anna Yates

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