After the release of the band's debut full length, The Never-Ending Year, and amidst the global pandemic, opportunities to perform the record live were nonexistent. "We felt like we had to do something to give people at least a little taste of us playing these songs live," says Júlíus Björgvinsson (vocals/guitar/keys), "VAR has always been about playing live, and we always give everything we have to make the tension between us and the audience both peaceful and powerful."
After some discussion, the next best option in lieu of live performance was a series of live performance videos, filmed at the organ workshop where the band practices. "We got our producer Eiður to do the sound for the videos and when he sent us the audio files, Arnór brought that idea of releasing a live EP. We were happy with the sound he got from the session and how far it is from how the album sounds. It’s powerful, it’s raw and it’s honest. And that is VAR
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Mogwai, best band ever, known them since young team times and impressed with every album so far.
Seen them 3(?) times live in 3 different countries and missed them in pukkelpop in 1998. This set gives me the chills and reminds me of the gig at the Sse hydro in Glasgow. Don’t believe the Fife, Helicon 1 , Rano pano and Every country’s sun are my favourites. Mogwai gave a new meaning to loud, this goes through your spine and makes you smile (with pain later). jsheaven
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Odin’s Raven Magic est un album surprenant – pas tant que ça quand on connaît un peu Sigur Rós. Son côté liturgique est parfois minimaliste, mais l’ensemble recrée une ambiance de fin des temps qui enfonce tous les black-metaleux du monde. (Chroniqué sur https://alias.erdorin.org) Stéphane Gallay
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I've been listening to The Appleseed Cast for close to 20 years and this whole album just connected with me on a fundamental level in a similar way that the 1st time I listened to Mare Vitalis did when I was a teenager. From start to finish I have enjoyed this album and it lives in my daily playlist in its entirety. eodguydave