Trapper brings his emotional heartfelt blend of intent, intellect, and instinct to the forefront in this diverse and unexpected collection of low-key layered rhythmic rock keepsakes.
The “Solar Kiss” project began near the Arctic Circle in the coastal twilight of northern Iceland and ended in the cold windswept snows of Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Mountains. Among these extremes emerge broad insights and deep emotions that Trapper expresses through his hypnotic off-center timings, approachable themes, unforeseen lyrics, and pleasantly disjointed transitions.
These songs have a lot going on – natural melodies, confident drums, attentive bass lines, saturated synth pads, moody vocals – a full palette performed and captured with instinctive judgment and seasoned expertise. There is an inherent tension between the near-field intimate and the expansive totality. Ultimately, this thoughtful excursion through Trapper’s imaginative landscape will leave you willingly unsettled.
Written and recorded in Siglufjörður, Iceland and Wyoming, USA.
Mastered and produced in Seattle, USA.
Special Thanks: I am grateful to Herhúsid Artist Residency in Iceland and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming for providing support on this inspirational and fulfilling project.