Stafraenn Hakon, Sanitas

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

Contributor
on 03.15.10 in Reviews

The sixth album by Icelandic duo Stafraenn Hakon finds the band toning down its electronic eeriness in favor of dreamy, melody-driven pop, complete with spacey vocals. The band refers to this moody but accessible sound as "power ambient," which may sound a tad paradoxical: check out the song "Second to None" to see what it's all about. And in case this all sounds a touch too serious, rest assured that that band has a healthy sense of humor. The name of the song with the doomy metal vibe? "Val Kilmer."