Keeping a finger on the pulse

Covering Mammút with salt

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While travelling with IcelandAir pay attention to what you listen to. I sat comfortably in my seat with a thought that just in a few hours I will cheer eyes up with my favorite view and then I heard… of course Icelandic music, how could it be different? But it was something special to me. I heard songs of a huge creature that the earth rests on its back. It is believed that earthquakes occur if this animal moves. So does my personal little world. It shivers when the creature is kind of resurrected on stage. So here we have Mammút that has attracted attention since 2008 and I believe that since releasing the last album in 2013 entitled Komdu til mín svarta systir, they make magic live. To be honest, I didn’t experience on my own skin how they had changed on stage for that five years but it was definitely worth to wait that long for such an album and I know one thing – if you will see Mammút’s show once you will never ever make a mistake of calling them just local stars. There is something more in the air. It took me some time to realize that but better late than never. They kind of swooped on me. Nowadays, it’s not so often that Icelandic rock bands still perform their songs in other language than English and somehow it always adds more charm to the music created by the band. In opinion of Kata Mogensen,

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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