Icelandic artist and musician Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson is known
not only for his work with Stilluppsteypa but also numerous solo al-
bums and collaborations with Swedish composer BJ Nilsen as well as
several other artists.
On Into the Second Half, his new solo album, recorded in 2022,
Sigmarsson takes the listener into a calming yet mysterious world of
sound. Starting from almost silence he creates a different state of lis-
tening that we could only find elsewhere when concerned with works of
Robert Ashley. Carefully composed textures as subtle as the changes
of light in the forbidden zone in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker weave in
and out of each other to make for a hypnotic ride.
The cover and label photos were taken by Sigtryggur Berg Sigmars-
Mastered for vinyl by Jim O'Rourke.