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Go through The Four Doors Of The Mind with Dynfari

Do you feel like you need something meaningful? The newest album of Dynfari, The Four Doors Of The Mind, is very complex and weaves gracefully between black metal and post-rock. It also proves that music written from the bottom of the heart will pull the right strings in the listener. So breathe in, go and get mesmerized by Dynfari. It´s June 10th. A bit more than two years has passed and I’m waiting again for another important moment in the history of Dynfari. The release show of their 4th album The Four Doors Of The Mind kicks off in only… Keep Reading

Captain Syrup photo by Bartek Wilk
Live

Stories of Captain Syrup

Do you need something for gray days to make your feet jump unconsciously? Jazz rock funky Captain Syrup is able to make you lose your breath and sweat all over but they can also make you so happy like you just got the best gift ever. Sounds like the band must be super energetic, right? Indeed, those youngsters proved it with their sweaty set at Bar Ananas on November 5th during Iceland Airwaves festival. What a madness. What a precious experience. Captain Syrup is an electrifying sonic mixture – adventurous, bold and brave if it comes about experiments and facing… Keep Reading

Hatari
Live

5 reasons why Hatari won Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves is like Christmas. You might have no time to be excited for it at all but when the first day finally comes you simply can’t resist enjoying it to the fullest. There were so many bands to see, 60 off-venues locations to discover and after those crazy 7 days – cause I count Iceland Airwaves from Monday til Sunday – I’m the most thankful for discovering HATARI. Luckily, I experienced their performance twice – on the first day of off-venues shows, October 31st, at Kex Hostel and then on the last one, November 6th, before the queen PJ… Keep Reading

Ulfur Ulfur
Other

Where have you been on the Culture Night?

Trying my best to go back to a routine, I got sick right before the Culture Night. Right in time, isn’t it? But it reminds me the best memory from this annual festivity – gigs in the banana jungle in the backyard of Laugavegur 58b (shout out to Birgir of Godchilla and Antimony for organizing it!). Then I was half alive with sore throat and fever but who cares, how could I miss out such an event. This year I took the Culture Night way easily and experienced pure awesomeness. Whenever I want to get right in a party mood,… Keep Reading

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News

KRÍA: more videos from Altaka EP

KRÍA is an artistic pseudonym of a London based vocalist, composer and producer Elísa Hildur Einarsdóttir that originally comes from Reykjavík. This year, KRÍA released her sophomore EP entitled Altaka. We can enjoy a lot of dark downtempo electronica. Following the release, the artists reveals step by step new videos that show the new record as actually collection of 4 original audio-visual pieces that are written and recorded by Elísa Hildur herself. It´s worth to mention that KRÍA was the first ever artist from Iceland to play at Singapores Grand Prix! What are the songs by KRÍA about? The artist… Keep Reading

Milkywhale
Other

When in a lactose mood after a good show

Summer vacation had come and gone so it has been a bit quiet here. The weekly overview of gigs hasn’t appeared yet and, to be honest, I’m not sure if will arrive this week. Easy to guess, I started feeling guilty for this. Like I owe you some explanation that I don’t forget about you. Yes, you. Luckily I got a sonic treatment in shape of OFF Festival in Poland where Kiasmos reminded me gently why the hell I am in Iceland and why I literally puke with love (a.k.a. admiration and respect) about Icelandic music and local artists. So… Keep Reading

Sprezzatura photo by: María Viktoría Einarsdóttir
News

The newest band of Iceland – Sprezzatura

Unnur Sara Eldjárn, who released last year her solo album, and Óli Hrafn Jónasson, known also as Holy Hrafn, met at Secret Solstice this year and soon after that they started making music together as Sprezzatura. The project is about one month old and has already shared a brand new song entitled Ert´ ekk´ í fíling that is a rhetorical question ‘aren´t you in mood’? So get into summer evening mood and listen to Sprezzatura! Speaking about the duo’s name, Óli Hrafn referenced to Shakespeare. While writing an essay about the poet long time ago, the term sprezzatura caught his… Keep Reading

Vök photo by Rogier Boogaard
Live

Vök doesn´t keep me waiting anymore

Sometimes you need just the right moment to say that the show wiped you off the face of the earth. Seeing a band Vök and a solo project called EinarIndra warming up the audience on 21st July 2016 at Húrra, I realised that perhaps that was that moment. It hasn´t been too long since I experienced the same line up at KEX Hostel and then I dreamed of feeling real emotions during live show in a dark, small and enclosed space. So it happened, this space turned out to be the currently best concert venue in downtown. Húrra! Opening of… Keep Reading

Indridi - Makril
News

Indridi shares first single

One of very talented young artists of Reykjavík is Indriði Ingólfsson, a musician born of local DIY punk scene. Being a lead guitarist in hardcore band Muck is just a part of his artistic activity. Except that, he is also a visual artist and has collaborated on both grounds – music and visual arts – with, to mention a few, Úlfur Hansson (Swords of Chaos, Klive), The Heavy Experience and Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, JFDR). Luckily for us, delicate melodies with Indriði´s mesmerizing deep emotional voice will be released on his solo debut 12-inch vinyl LP entitled Makril on… Keep Reading

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Albums

CeaseTone – Two Strangers

*Originally written for muzykaislandzka.pl – Polish website about Icelandic music, visit the website and share some love there! 🙂 Lately reviewing albums happens rarely to me but while I was listening to something surprising from the Icelandic music shelf and completely fresh in its sound I couldn’t stop myself from sharing good news. A long-awaited debut album of the ambitious young team called CeaseTone has been released at the end of May 2016. When was the last time that you listened to something new that is a fusion of electronic pop and indie rock? Let me offer you something that… Keep Reading

Lightspeed Legend
News

Debut EP of Lightspeed Legend out 30th June!

Lightspeed Legend is a brain child of Baldvin Freyr Þorsteinsson (known of Sign). The band plays rock and blends together 80’s glam, elements of metal and guitar solos so you can enjoy this pure energy of rock’n’roll. On 30th June (next Thursday), Beautiful Vice is released – a debut EP from Lighespeed Legends that contains 6 original compositions. I’m so looking forward to listening to the studio versions of the songs and at the same time I’m pretty sure the album will meet my expectations of a great quality. In the end, musicians that have played in bands like Sign,… Keep Reading

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