Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect’s Clockworking, out July 31 on Sono Luminus, was recently featured on NPR Music's series "Songs We Love" and Q2 Music's Album of the Week. The album is Nordic Affect's first released by Sono Luminus and features the music of five Icelandic women composers – Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Hildur Gudnadóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, and Thurídur Jónsdóttir.
Q2 Music featured Clockworking as Album of the Week with an exclusive, week-long streaming of the full album. Q2 describes the release as, “a brilliantly sensitive sound mixed more like up-close ambient music than chamber music, and it's one of the most evocative releases edging on either category in recent memory.”
NPR Music chose the title track for its Songs We Love series, writing, “Once the piece gets up to speed, from its slowly churning opening, you feel like you've stepped inside a giant clock. Gears of various sizes click and spin at their own pace — some interlock, others whir along independently. The effect is calming, a Gothic stateliness.”