Gydja is an alias of Abby Helasdottir, actively creating “dark ambient for dark goddesses” since 2001. Expect deep, heavy drones.

In April 2021, Dutch label Winter-Light released Ár var alda. (Icelandic for “In ancient times”.)

There are also plenty of releases on Gydja’s Bandcamp page, stretching back to Machina Mundi (2007). To my ears, this involves more collage and more glitchy digital sounds than her more recent efforts.


Gydja website

Gydja Bandcamp page

Ár var alda (2021)

Gydja Discogs page

Has heaps of: Drones
Decades active: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Location: Wellington