Brought up in a highly musical family, it was no surprise that Örn Eldjárn and Ösp Eldjárn would often collaborate throughout their artistic careers spanning two decades. They have now joined forces again by returning to their folky roots. To perfect the “Blood Harmony” concept, which happens when close family members sing together, Örn and Ösp are joined by their sister, Björk Eldjárn. The band was formed in early 2020 at the beginning of the covid epidemic. The siblings transformed the basement of their family farm into a studio and started recording. They also started a live streaming session called “The valley sessions” where they performed their new music and connected to a new audience. The following summer they toured around Iceland and in april 2022 they were chosen to perform at Nordic Folk Alliance in Gothenburg.
Blood Harmony – “Summer Leaves”
-There’s a gorgeous Joni Mitchell energy to this track that won me over from the beginning. The vocal harmonies on the chorus are reminiscent of an ancient tradition that reemerged in the 1960s. This is the kind of deep, meaningful music that makes me feel rooted in my humanity. There’s a sophistication to the lead vocal here that is absolutely engaging. If you’re a fan of traditional folk music and vocal harmonies, listen to this one.– Ear to the ground
“Draumsnillingar is a delicately phrased and musical track, which appealed to me from the start of the acoustic guitar, folk infused opening. The vocal harmonies are particularly enticing, and it’s not afraid to soar away to ever increasing heights, which mirrors the lyrical meaning of the song, which encourages the listener to “follow your heart and to embrace life, both the joy and the sorrow in all its beauty”.“– Nordic Music Review