Russian Girls / Sisters & Brothers Vol. 2
Sisters & Brothers is a series of releases under hfn music, curated by Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer.
The second volume in the series sees the turn of Russian Girls - the brainchild of Guðlaugur Halldór Einarsson, a member of the alternative Icelandic band Fufanu who just released their second album ‘Sports’ and of the duo Captain Fufanu before that.
As Russian Girls, Einarsson explores a range of sounds, fitting perfectly into the the Sisters & Brothers ethos.
‘Are We Here Yet’ is a darkly comic and wonky electro pop song full of angular sounds and thick synth riffs.
‘Þeir & Þær’ is another atmospheric oddity, channeling new wave and industrial sounds from the early 80s.
‘Amfetamíngangsterar’ starts with a stripped down motorik beat and devleops into an echo drenched groover with off-kilter melodies and urgent, nervous stabs.
‘Autopilot’ continues the outsider pop vibe, featuring a loose, detuned groove and spiky guitars around a killer vocal.
What’s clear is that the Sisters & Brothers series is going to provide endless surprises and treasures for the adventurous listener.