Thomas Méreur
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1Apex 4:01
2The Road That Leads to Our House 4:50
3A Steady and Sad Process 3:00
4From the Cliff 3:56
5Mermaids 4:17
6Light 3:42
7Except for a Fall 2:38
8Climb a Mountain 4:14
9A Cold Day in May 3:31
10For Centuries 3:31
11Moving On 3:59

Combining the poignant simplicity of Erik Satie-esque piano and ethereal Sigur Rós-style vocals, Thomas Méreur’s debut album Dyrhólaey brings his memories of landscapes he experienced on a trip to Iceland back to life.

“I wanted Dyrhólaey to be very simple, so it's mostly about piano and voice,” says Thomas. “Blending the voices together to create a whole new melody was very exciting to record, and brings a rewarding sense of richness.”

Named after Dyrhólaey, a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland, Thomas has always felt a connection to the country through the music of artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Björk. There are two themes that blend together on this album – Iceland and losing someone – with some of the lyrics making reference to the wild Icelandic nature and strange comforting loneliness that seems to come from it.