Iceland's Arstidir transmutes Crosby Stills & Nash and Philip Glass.
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Árstíðir is a band out of Iceland with an organic, acoustic sound that has roots in the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Playing guitars, violin, piano and cello, these musicians create introspective songs on their latest album, Hvel, with vocal harmonies that will leave you breathless. At times they sound like they could have come right out of the 1960s folk revival, but this is a modern band whose influences include Philip Glass and Ólafur Arnalds as much as folk. In fact, Arnalds produced their second album and their cellist played with Arnalds on his Echoes session 5 years ago. They talk about their evolution, and we get a tour of their psychedelic tour bus.