Though Cliff Child may sound like one person’s name, it’s actually two: Iceland’s Sjorn Björnsson (creating the sounds) and Robjn (producing the tracks and creating the artwork).
In anticipation of the first, self-titled, album to be released this summer, they offer their first 6-track EP ‘Einn’ as a free download. Find it on SoundCloud.
Or, if you prefer, get it from their weblog at http://cliffchild.wordpress.com/.
This weblog also contains some fascinating videos to go with the sound…(of which “The Middle” is my absolute favourite!).
The 6 tracks (18 minutes) on Einn contain an interesting mix of environmental sounds, synth pads and gamelan-like gong sounds and patterns.
Cliff Child offers a different sound, with the sort of atmosphere exclusive to Icelandic music: strange, yet ultimately comforting.
Grab this free EP as an appetizer for Cliff Child’s forthcoming full album!