JÃ³hann FriÃ°geir JÃ³hannsson, who hails from ÃsafjörÃ°ur, Iceland, and records as 7oi, has in the track “Yup” crafted the perfect little morning-music instrumental. One could do worse than to set one’s alarm clock to “Yup,” and let its slow accrual of chime-like tones set the pace of the day. The initial pulses have the appeal of a metronome made of soft cotton, and in time it gains layers, each slightly apart from each other, lending it a kind of minimalism-lite appeal. JÃ³hannsson also posted the above video (best viewed in HD), which tracks the slow expansion of the composition.
Audio originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/7oi. Video at vimeo.com. More on JÃ³hannsson/7oi at sevenoi.com. Another track by him, “Wsps,” was featured here back in April of this year.