Combining the simplicity of Satie-esque piano and layered, Sigur Rós-style voices, Thomas Méreur’s debut album Dyrhólaey is about bringing his memories of the landscapes he saw on a recent trip to Iceland back to life.
“I wanted Dyrhólaey to be very simple, so it's mostly about piano and voice,” says Thomas. “Blending the voices together to create a whole new melody that enriches the sound was very exciting and rewarding to record.”
Named after Dyrhólaey, a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland, Thomas has always felt a connection to the country through the music of artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, and of course Björk. There are, in fact, two themes that blend in this album – Iceland and losing someone – with some of the lyrics also making reference to this wild nature and strange comforting loneliness that seems to come from it.
Dyrhólaey is Thomas Méreur’s first album on Preserved Sound.