Every time I finish an instrumental song, I send it to some friends, and ask them what they see in their minds when they listen. I find great joy in getting all kinds of personal responses, people connecting my music to things, situations and places from their own lives.
Such was the case with Straumur. A friend envisioned traveling down a streamy river, thus the name, which the brightest of you may have figured out might mean stream in Icelandic.
The aim of instrumental music is always to become the soundtrack to your life. And when it focuses you, makes your otherwise boring commute more wondrous, or better still - inspires you to create something yourself - that goal is accomplished.