Omotrack is a band initially consisting of two brothers, Markús & Birkir from Iceland. They have been playing and composing music together since they were little. They were raised in Ethiopia in a small village called Omo Rate where the idea of the band name, Omotrack, comes from. It has been difficult to label their music but they have received a number of suggestions to describe it, such as: “Electro – pop”, “Indie – electro” and “Lo-fi electro-rock”. In march 2015 they wrote Omotrack's first song "Mono & Bright". Since then they have been playing all over Iceland. They kept on composing and writing music, and released their first album “Mono & Bright” in September 2016. Now they have added 4 brass players to funk up their style. Now it's even harder to label their music.
You can also listen to the whole album on Spotify!
Markús Bjarnason - Songwriter, Lead Vocal & Guitar
Birkir Bjarnason - Songwriter, Keyboard, Synths & Vocals
Gunnar Kristinn Óskarsson - Trumpet
Gríma Katrín Ólafsdóttir - Trumpet
Steinn Völundur Halldósson - Trombone
Svavar Hrafn Ágústsson - Saxophone
There are nine songs on the album ‘Mono & Bright’, each song has its own graphic image. The images were taken in Ethiopia which is in fact the main inspiration for the album. Most of them were taken by Birkir Bjarnason and than edited by Markús Bjarnason.