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miso vár spoils you with blurry melodies, intricate synth work, and washed-out drone aesthetics before fading amidst field recordings of ocean waves. it practically demands a replay immediately after the disc has run its time. childish, fickle, but at the same time ephemeral as spring itself Favorite track: Monarch.
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polinos A gem of a record, fragile, ethereal, evocative, capturing the spirit of the northern spring, when the snow melts and the ice breaks.
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helmetal great ambience piece with ghostly-calming melodies. The CD release is amazing too. Favorite track: Anemone.
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Ac!dKru This is an album to get lost in; relaxing and meditative. Favorite track: sprout.
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Eric Gedenk Sparkling, frosty ambiance. Gorgeous album.
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Dotflac A glaze of frost envelops you as you open your eyes to a frozen blue sky reflecting in millions of icy mirrors around you.

Curled up in a cotton nest, protected from this transition of seasons by a coat of fragility and love, the cold can't seem to reach you. Separated from your own reality, the outside world is like a faded polaroid that already lived its life, clumsily looping in a reassuring kind of déjà vu filtered by forgotten memories.

An aural cesura skimming the borders of certainty. Favorite track: sprout.
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sprout 03:39
Eostre 05:03
Monarch 06:41
hatch 02:49
Anemone 04:47
solsort 06:39
Vár 05:33
Seabird 07:24


The word 'Vár' means spring, and originates in Old Norse.

Thanks to Evita and Ian.


'A truly beautiful release on the Home Normal label, “Vár” is a hypnotic collection of moving, delicate ambient music.' Bandcamp (Album of the Week)

'Lush and radiant waves of sound.' Beach Sloth

'Der Begriff Vár stammt aus dem Alt-Nordischen, bedeutet übersetzt Frühling und symbolisiert einen Neuanfang.' ferienlagerstimmung

'Warm and organic soundscapes.' Norman Records

'...distribuendola con tutta la calma possibile, adagiando piano piano le decine di textures contenute nella composizione sopra un tappeto di impercettibili droni che profumano di dolcezza, semplice delicata dolcezza.' Sherwood

'The music is like a signet’s ballet upon silver, sun-dappled water.' Fluid Radio

'A truly beautiful release on the Home Normal label, “Vár” is a hypnotic collection of moving, delicate ambient music.' Bandcamp (Album of the Week)

'ゆったりと漂う穏やかで優しいメロディのシンセ、ほんのりと霞んだ柔らかいシンセのドローンなどの浮遊感のあるサウンドと、そのまどろみのサウンドの中で微かに鳴らされる微細なノイズ〜エレクトロニクス、ギター〜シンセの断片的な五月雨のフレーズなどをレイヤードした、ウォーミー&ドリーミーなミニマル・アンビエント〜ドローン・サウンド' Linus Records

'Che si tratti di loop armonici morbidamente adagiati in forma di coltri ipnotiche, di incastri tra placide risonanze o ancora di pullulanti granuli sonori, “Vár” dispiega oltre quaranta minuti di estatici incanti elettro-acustici, il cui carattere estremamente carezzevole non discende da alcun artificio romantico, bensì dalla sola cura dei dettagli discendente da uno spontaneo approccio naturalistico.' Music Won't Save You

'Vár is like a comforter, wrapping itself around me as the snow falls outside, quietly reassuring me that spring will come again.' Piano & Coffee (Monthly Recommendation)

'The purity of its sound makes it a really delightful listening experience. A rare quality nowadays.' Chain D.L.K.

'There's a wonder within Vár, a dreamlike wonder.' Periwinkle Hear and Now

'Melody winding and rising out of a mist of drone, hum and static. Birdsong and clock chimes in a near transparent haze of fizzing electronics...transcendent like Eno`s Ascent.' Ban Ban Ton Ton

'The music is meditative and slow taking its time to unfurl and gently reveal itself with a depth of layers...“Vár” is a trip down the sun soaked dappled miniatures of Ghost and Tape and lives up to both his history and that of Home Normal’s class of 2017.' Drifting, Almost Falling

'It is a warm, delicate, open-hearted ambient album that sounds matches some of the warm, patient qualities of Parker’s work. It is an album of intense detail and careful attention to the whole experience. The album art is some of the most fitting I’ve seen on a record this year: the colors are bright yet sun-dappled, the petals floating away convey a weightless feeling, and the image looks very sharp but starts to get a little soft as you get closer and closer. These are all apt descriptions of the music itself, from the drone of “Eostre” to the sound recording of walking through a forest (“hatch”) to the ocean waves and synth waves of closer “Seabird.” This is a beautifully calming record, a place to clear your mind and be made aware of the beauty around you. If you’re not into ambient music, this is a great place to start learning about how ambient can be amazing.' Independent Clauses


released October 29, 2017

All music written, recorded and produced by Heine Christensen
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography by Hitoshi Ishihara (attic photograph - http:/attic.cc)
Layout and design by Jason van Wyk and Ian Hawgood

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