Terrible as it is to stereotype, Icelanic music is often a byword for oddball, unusual melodies. To that extent, Einar Eberg is unlikely to upset the applecart but just like Björk, Múm and Sigur Ros, he is just as hellbent on carving out his own identity. Of course, it helps a lot if you can create your own instrument and thus we have the "Eharp", essentially a customised coat hanger which makes a surprisingly pleasant noise. Quirkiness is noticeable from the start with the sweetly sung 'I Cannot Ask You To Live In A Flat' but it's overshadowed by the even sweeter single 'Plastic Lions'; a heartbreaking melody over dreamy trip-hop arrangements. On a largely varied album, dreampop seems to be Eberg's favourite type of music and whilst 'The Small Hours' is a confused attempt at it, 'Frozen Lake' is shuddering and blissful, 'Smoker In A Film' offers a cute aquarium soundtrack and the combination of fuzzed-up guitar and distorted vocals works a treat on 'Dreamchild'. He should have stuck to this theme rather than the laboured alt-country of 'Analogue Brain' or 'Single Drop From Sea's earnest sub-Radiohead balladry. One thing's for sure, though, Eberg has the talents (and the tools!) to make a subversive classic.