PENUMBRA

by ÍRiS

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On PENUMBRA, ÍRiS explores various musical contrasts by mixing together traditional instruments such as cello and piano with more contemporary electronic sounds. As well as experimenting with the full range of sounds available from both instruments and items found in everyday life. From this process the title of the album was born, "Penumbra", which stands for the region where complete shadow and illumination meet - where musical contrasts connect.

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released 12 December 2013
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ÍRiS is a lyrical composer where drums, piano and melody harp play an important role while her voice, that has been described as colorful and rich leads the music.

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Track Name: That Morning
That Morning

That morning, he opened his eyes.
He felt the breeze coming in from the street.
And as he lifted his heavy head,
he saw a new day coming.
Without a warning, it is when it began.

This was a new day.
New light filled his eyes with colors of clarity.
And as the heart skipped a beat,
he dreamed of the future that the day could behold.

That morning, as he opened his eyes,
he let the light come on in, as for the first time round.
And so he drifted from what there once was.
He saw a new day coming.
Without a warning, it is when it began.

This was a new day.
New light filled his eyes with colors of clarity.
And as the heart skipped a beat,
he dreamed of the future that the day could behold.

This was a new day…
New light…
filled his eyes with colors of clarity.
And the heart skipped a beat.
So behold...
Track Name: Daybreak
Daybreak

Daybreak,
Why’d you have to come so soon?
Daybreak,
Won’t you spare a little moment still?

Won’t you leave me alone?
Just for a bit, why won’t you?
I am pleading, please!
The world can wait this place cannot.

Daybreak,
Why did you have to come so soon?
Daybreak,
oh tell me why the haste?
Oh why oh why...

This calling leaves me stranded like a ghost.
Dawn or day,
It’s all the same.
Wish I could stay here,
with the songbird of the night.
Trapped in twilight,
lost between two worlds.
I’d rather be lost with you than to be found!

Daybreak,
Why’d you have to come so soon?
Daybreak…
Daybreak…
Track Name: Sea song
Sea song

Shore is not in sight for now.
Keep my faith in stars aligned.
Feed my sails to the hungry breeze.
Let them play until they want me no more.

Walls of blue, take me in!
Warm embrace of the cold, cold, cold deep.

Shattered light in salty rain.
Seek my soul, look for land.
Bring this breath to life again.
Let the tides turn, take me home.

Walls of blue, take me in!
Warm embrace of the cold, cold, cold deep.

Sweet deep sea, lead me home!
I´ll follow thee, to the shore.

Feed my sails to the hungry breeze.
Let them play until they want me no more.
Track Name: Swiftly siren
Swiftly siren

Feline figure, standing still.
Like a portrait of the rain in a freeze frame.
Can’t bear to breathe,
with those eyes on me.

A loss for words, can’t describe this sight for sore eyes.
Please make me break and loose my shelter.
Can’t bear to breathe,
with those eyes on me.

Can’t bear to breathe,
with those eyes on me.

Look beneath the surface,
deep within the sea.
See the other side,
of the bewildering moon.
Let me show you the other side…

Can’t bear to breathe,
Keep those eyes on me.
Track Name: Misturmóða
Misturmóða

Vegurinn liggur um fáfarinn dal.
Regnið dynur, fellur niður.
Ég minnist þess sem eitt sinn var,
er ég tilbið mitt hulda dýrshjarta.

En ávallt stígandi ber allt mitt hugarþel.
Því ég forynju ver og upp í móti fer.

Þó misturmóða gleypa kunni mig,
þá veit ég hvert leiðin liggur.
Ég tek mitt skref og það mig ber,
uns fjarðarins mynni, hverfur að sinni.

Misturmóða, Misturblámi tekur mig.
Þó veit ég hvert ég fara vil.

Vegurinn liggur um fáfarinn dal.
Regnið dynur, fellur niður.
Ég tek mitt skref og það mig ber,
uns fjarðarins mynni, hverfur að sinni.

En ávallt stígandi ber allt mitt hugarþel.
Því ég forynju ver og upp í móti fer.