The Nylon Admirals greet the day in energetic fashion with their new single and video Morgunsár — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Blending pounding rhythms, ethereal vocals, hypnotic guitar riffs, and tension building strings, Morgunsár — an Icelandic term for morning — shepherds the listener from a dark, dramatic beginning through several distinct themes, all towards a bright, upbeat climax. Marking their return to recording after a health issue forced an extended break for most of 2021, the song is an apt reflection on the struggle from darkness back into light — and makes it easy to see why Seattle duo describe their sound as “electronic music for thrill seekers.”
Formed in 2019, their mission has been to inject the drama and richness of cinematic music into an often-tepid modern electronica scene. Citing such influences as legendary British multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, Hans Zimmer and Björk, it’s easy to see where The Nylon Admirals find the driving and impactful timbre for their productions. Morgunsár hardly stands alone among the duo’s additional; other notable works include Sono Binario, a unique opera / chiptune mashup, and their big beat / orchestral cover of the Soundgarden classic Black Hole Sun, featuring a vocal performance by digital pop star Hatsune Miku.