- Small Reverb (Extended Version)
- John Log
- Mystery Guitarist
- Kaffi 15
- Please never Change
- Turn Up
- Mini Theme
Lost and found in the wormhole
One could say ‘the best of the rest’. DVD lovers would call it “The Extras”. Anyhow, Worm Is Green offers a look inside the intelligent dance music kitchen of quartet Árni, Bjarni, Steini and Guðríður. The Volume 1 of their “Loops, Cuts & Lost Clues” collection includes 11 tracks, which are ideas, demos and loops created the past 15 years.
Opener “1ntro” is a minimal synthesizer driven intro. The second song, “Small Reverb (Extended Version)”, has a scary, pumping vibe. The long loop, “John Log”, also the alias of Árni, forms the core of song III. “Mystery Guitarist” has a somehow a Sigur Rós feel, it reminds me of the intro of “Viðrar vel til loftárása”, one of my favourite Victory Rose songs of their second album “Ágætis Byrjun” (1999). Track V adds some sugar to the coffee “Kaffi 15”, and yes, I want a refill, please. “Vatnið” (The Water) is the only song that features goddess Guðríður’s vocals, the Venus on the mountain top. She’s got it! “Huxion”, “Follower” and “Please never Change” is a trio of transcedental tracks. And now for something completely different: “Turn Up” and “Mini Theme” are some good old D’n’B inspired tracks.
This album takes you on a hypnotizing triphop trip from cement city Akranes to the Norwegian woods of Voss. “Loops, Cuts and Lost Clues Vol. 1” demonstrates that with leftovers you can cook a delicious dinner in the music kitchen. Don’t loop back in anger, with the cutting crew Worm Is Green.
– Wim Van Hooste