Mar’s Debut Album, ‘The Silence’, featured Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf and Black Heart Procession and Samuli Kosminen of MúM. ‘The Silence’ was recorded in Iceland when Sigur Ros opened their studio to Mar in Mosfellsbær. Due to a longer than expected mixing session for their last album ’Takk...’ Mar moved the production to Syrland Studio where Bjork, Sigur Ros, and Emiliana Torrini have all recorded albums. The album was produced by Gunnar Tynes Of MúM, Iceland’s Axel Árnason, Jimmy LaValle and Samuli Kosminen.
Mar’s new album, ’The Sound’, was recorded in a beautiful cabin just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas in July 2007. Do not expect a somber record like the debut album. The ’Mar sound’ is there, but Kyle Reidy has a brand new band, and they show their intensity on this record. Guest appearances by Bright Eyes’ violinist Anton Patzner and cellist Zoe Keating of Imogen Heap (formerly of Rasputina) had a strong impact on this record with their beautiful and heavy string arrangements. Flex Arnason produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the album.