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    Rivers is the third Wildbirds & Peacedrums album, combining the two limited edition vinyl only 12” EPs, Retina and Iris, which were released in May and June 2010 respectively. The album is released as a double CD in a deluxe gatefold wallet, with one EP represented on each disc, and the ten songs are also available to download.

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Rivers combines the two limited edition vinyl only 12” EPs, Retina and Iris, which were released in May and June 2010 respectively.
The Retina half of the album comprises five colossal songs, stratospheric in scale and emotional scope. They were recorded in the Guðríðarkirkja church with the 12-strong Schola Cantorum Reykjavík Chamber Choir (who also featured on Björk’s Medulla album), with arrangements by Hildur Guðnadóttir.
Recorded in Reykjavík’s Greenhouse studios, the five songs that make up Iris are an oasis of introspection measured against Retina’s overwhelming torrent. The songs revolve around the uniquely resonant sound of the steel pan and hating vocals.

Features 'Peeling Off The Layers', the title music to Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude.

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released August 23, 2010

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Track Name: Peeling Off The Layers
Peeling Off The Layers

The river did come to me
Straight into my arms
I tried to hold it
But it just ran through my fingers

The ocean did come to me
Straight into my arms
I tried to caress it
But it ran through my fingers

Water will keep running
Rivers will turn
Water will keep running
Rivers will turn

So how can I ever find
What I’m looking for
When it’s been frozen
Stuck at the horizon

The wind blows from north to south
But I’m still where I was
Keep taking some shirts on
And taking them off

Peeling off the layers
Peeling it off
Peeling off the layers
Peeling it off

I wish I could find a cure
And to know my disease
But like nothing is certain
The circle will form a line

And that line will carry me
To the other side
That is looking just like this
With the same kind of open light

Everything is open
Leaking of life
Everything is open
Leaking of life