Yagya – Stars and Dust


Release data: Yagya – Stars and Dust CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Delsin Records, 2016 “Stars and Dust” is an album full off well-made, attractive and atmospheric down-tempo electronics encouraging the listener to get horizontal and feel at ease. This time around and compared to his previous efforts, tenderness seems the keyword here. The lush, dub-oriented and affective melodic outcome by Islandic creative mind Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson is an…

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Yagya – The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart


Release data: Yagya – The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Kilk Records, 2012 It came as a bit of a surprise to find out accomplished Icelandic dub techno and ambient producer Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson (aka Yagya) hereby presents a record with upfront vocals, as all his previous recordings offered exquisite ambient-techno pieces with none of these. Fortunately, “The Inescapable Decay of My Heart” contains…

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Yagya – Rigning


Release data: Yagya – Rigning CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Sending Orbs, 2009 Like the previous two releases, it will be most difficult to track down a physical copy of Yagya’s third album “Rigning” (Icelandic for “raining”), although it’s still digitally available through the label’s own official download site E-Orbs. Nonetheless, the smooth dub/techno ambient making up this recording is a very nice thumbs-up, offering a dreamy, sensitive…

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Yagya – Will I Dream During The Process?


Release data: Yagya – Will I Dream During The Process? CD, Sending Orbs, 2006 If you’re looking for timeless quality-ambient music with that typical Northern touch, Yagya’s second album “Will I Dream During The Process?” for sure will be a most welcome discovery. Aalsteinn Gumundsson’s organic, free-flowing minimal synth washes and bouncing mid-tempo beats create a smooth and gentle ambience, incorporating the refined interplay of…

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Yagya – Rhythm of Snow


Release data: Yagya – Rhythm of Snow CD, Force Inc. Music Works, 2002 The creative mind behind Yagya is Islandic producer Aalsteinn Gumundsson. His debut release “Rhythm of Snow” is a 78-minute deep house/ambient kaleidoscope. It reflects the ice cold stellar beauty found in the Scandinavian, Islandic and the Arctic region. With such a description, one might easily think of e.g. the “frozen” sonic creations…

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