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Rigning

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Travis Mida
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Travis Mida A few years later, this is still one of my favorite albums of all time. It has comforted me and brought me through some tough times. I highly recommend you listen to it all in one sitting in a relaxed setting, preferably at night. :) Favorite track: Rigning Átta.
Martin Richter
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Martin Richter for me personally, this album is still THE main reference for "Big City Ambient" music - can be listened to over and over again (and stands the test of a long time). In one word: This one is simply a "must have" album!
One hint though: start with track-4 first, then 5-10 and 1-3, in that order. Favorite track: Rigning Fimm.
Thomas Faulenbach
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Thomas Faulenbach wow, einfach nur wow mit ganz viel gänsehaut...
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Rigning Einn 06:03
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Rigning Tvö 06:35
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Rigning Fimm 06:37
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Rigning Sex 06:51
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Rigning Sjö 06:39
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Rigning Níu 06:25
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Rigning Tíu 07:30

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www.delsinrecords.com/release/6027/yagya/rigning

Yagya's Rigning album from 2009 is the Icelandic producer's most acclaimed dub, techno and minimal masterpiece. Due to popular demand, Delsin are now re-issuing it across three slabs of vinyl. Previously only available as a double pack with eight tracks, the new re-mastered version features all 10 of the tracks from the original CD.

Guðmundsson has been making music for years both solo and as part of the Thule Musik collective. He is an album specialist who has worked as Yagya since 2002 and has put out six albums since then. They come on labels like Force Inc and Sending Orbs - where Rigning was first released - and manage to be both absorbing and detailed yet suitable for relaxing background listening. His last two albums, Sleepygirls (2014) and Stars & Dust (2016) appeared on Delsin Records.

Rigning is essentially one long track split into movements. It depicts a city sleeping as gentle rain falls and dubbed out grooves zone you out. Yagya's style is always patient and slow burning, his grooves are long and drawn out and his pads reach up into the heavens. This whole album in coated in a warm fuzz and is a real comfort on dark, long, cold nights.

As insular and melancholic as it is, there is also plenty of beauty in the melodies and delicate keys. From dark and gloomy to more optimistic and meditative, there is a sophistication throughout this always cinematic album that continues to make it stand out nearly a decade after it was first released.

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released May 25, 2018

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Yagya Reykjavík, Iceland

Yagya (Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) has been creating atmospheres through melody and sounds for about two decades.

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