by Tryggvi Már

Daníel Hjálmtýsson has been making sounds from early childhood, garnering acclaim for his mature approach to melody and harmony. Fronting garage bands and singing in children´s choirs along with studying music, Daníel grew into liking all kinds of different musical genres as a kid, making demos in his room and studying all different aspects of music. Daníel quickly grew out of wanting to classically study instruments and began getting to know them on his own. Often escaping cruel and harsh circumstances in his day to day and finding security and warmth in music.

Picking up the clarinet at age 6, Daniel gravitated towards guitars around age 9 yet vocals became his main attraction, having been a part of a Mickey Mouse-esque performance school at age 5. Still keeping with the attitude of trying to play whatever was around.

In Daníel Hjálmtýsson´s venture, that now finally emerges with official releases you can hear influences of the melancholic and melodic, the classical, the rock, the electronic, the ambient, the country folk, the dark and the light that make up the spectrum of Daníel Hjálmtýsson music. Integrating the beautiful into the brutal and vice versa. There´s a beauty in the darkness. Poetic lyricism creates a dynamic between Daníel´s worlds of his yesterdays, his now and his dreams of his tomorrows.