Gaia is a musical adventure written and conceived by composer/writer Valgeir Gudjonsson. In May of 1991 Gaia, an exact replica of a Viking ship, set sail from Norway on a historic and perilous journey taking her finally to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Gudjonsson sailed with her as far as Scotland and then teamed up with Eythor Gunnarsson to write, arrange and produce this album. Their goal was to capture the oneness and lyrical barren simplicity of the North. Collaborating with 13 Icelandic and Norwegian musicians to do just that. These contemporary cuts feature Gunnarsson's electric keyboards with guitar, sax, clarinet, flute, bass and percussion and vocals adding depth, dimension and breadth of the ocean voyage.
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