"Are things ever really finished?" asks Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson, "Isn't it just a matter of deciding that they are at any given moment?"

You can hear that attitude in the music when you listen to Dot, Úlfarsson's debut album as Good Moon Deer, "It's basically just recorded on my computer, so I've been able to fiddle with everything for a long time." You can tell his music has been meticulously constructed, that he has nurtured this collection of songs to develop and flow together, songs that feel unlike a lot of current electronic music. "I've been making a lot of music and trying things out, but I never really knew how I wanted to capture it on a record until now."

What he has captured on 'Dot', is a sense of freedom only possible from an artist that thrives on improvisation and experimentation, but with that sensibility having the ability to infinitely refine these ideas is both a blessing and a curse. "I had some difficulties with freezing my music in recorded, unchangeable, tracks. But, at one point I just had to decide which tracks and which versions of those tracks where going to be on the record." The finality of that process gave the album its name, "It's like a dot at the end of a chapter. The beginning of something new."

"I think I learned a lot from making this record" he says, "In terms of what is live and what's not. And how it's possible to make both of it co-exist without compromising. It's nice though to be able to make a record that someone wants to listen to at home, or in a club. I always wanted to do that. It was always my dream to make a record".

I first stumbled upon Good Moon Deer at last year's Iceland Airwaves entirely by accident. I was tired and hungover so I aimed for a venue that had seats so I could recharge. The beauty of serendipity meant that I saw my favourite band of the weekend whilst half comatose and slumped in a chair, so I made sure I saw them again in a pub, and then again for quite a surreal set in a clothes store. Úlfarsson is joined by a live drummer, who adds an intensity to the breaks that you can hear on the album, and makes the experience of their live jams feel more like some jazz freak out than dance music it is, because you half expect that to be quite stiff and immobile. "I guess it comes down to the same thing that I talked about earlier, always wanting to play around with my tracks and change them. It's fun to do in a live setting, because people don't know what to expect then. And somehow I can lock into a feel, like I'm in the studio just playing around. Makes it fun for me, and hopefully for the audience as well".

Six months on, it's time for the album, a 44 minute trip through electronic music that sits somewhere between Prefuse 73 and Pantha Du Prince. Anxiety fuelled to the point that it makes you restless, but enjoyably engaging enough to want to disappear for the duration, each time you start listening.

You can stream Dot below or download it for free from Good Moon Deer's website. As Úlfarsson says, "I just really want to get it to as many people as I can, as easily as possible. I'm sure some people would love to pay for it, but I don't want money to stand in the way of people listening. I've spent a lot of time and money on it myself, so it's not like I couldn't use some, it just feels right to give it away."