“Soft Craters” is built around strong rock themes scattered with fusion, funk, and bold lyrical imagery all laid over a bed of captivating keyboard grooves.
Trapper wrote these songs while on an artist residency in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of western Iceland. This collection, Trapper’s 10th album, captures a glimpse into the stories and secrets that dwell among the glacier-fed moss-draped craters on these coastal lava beds. Natural insights and inspirations infused with the passion of the ancient sagas and the vibrant creativity of the modern Icelandic cultural scene.
Sometimes peaceful, sometimes astonishing, sometime scary; predictive and restful but also energetic and startling; and requiring your immediate and ongoing attention. Unexpected nuances that make total sense in the moment. These songs ask more questions than they answer.
Written & Recorded in Hellissandur, Iceland
Mastered & Produced in Seattle, USA
Special Thanks: I am grateful to Hvítahús Artist Residency in Iceland for providing housing and studio space on this inspirational and fulfilling project.