Elusive Icelandic stalwarts NYIÞ present “᛬ᚢᛁᛋᚿᛁ•ᚼᛆᛏᛁ•ᚼᚱᛅ᛬”. We’ve collected NYIÞ’s (pronounced Neeth) first four releases from 2011 to 2019; a trilogy of tapes and material from a split album, into a unique whole. Cohesion is woven throughout the tape trilogy by a thread of curse-poetry. “Til eru hræ sem hafa aldrei verið menn og munu aldrei verða þó þau lifi enn” is a perversion of a nationally beloved poem on death acceptance. “Hati þá guð og helgir englar allir” is an invocation from a 17th century grimoire, petitioning God, alongside a multitude of other natural and super-natural entities, to hate the utterer’s enemies. “Visni þitt hold svo betur megi hæfa þeim hug sem það hýsir” is a toast to the misfortune of the most deserving; literally ‘Thy flesh wither, the better to suit the mind it houses’. “Caput Mortum”, the final release represented in this anthology, breaks thematically with the preceding tape trilogy.
Inward-looking and devoid of lyrical content, its two offerings, whose titles may be translated as Root and Maelstrom respectively, allude to sub-surface phenomena, stability and churning chaos. Artwork by Heresie.
Edition of 300 copies in 8 panels Digisleeve, matt lamination. CD1; 6 tracks, Running Time
47:02. CD2; 5 Tracks, Running Time 57:14
GENRE: Dark Jazz/Post Rock