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Sigur Rós

Norður Og Niður – Iceland´s Unmissable Festival

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Words by Stína Satanía Photograph by Juliette Rowland Most of us immediately associate Iceland with Sigur Rós or the Icelandic Queen of Innovation in Music, Björk. Certainly, they are responsible for promoting the country to the outside world. Unsurprisingly, when the members of Sigur Rós organised and curated their own festival on their home ground in Reykjavík, the celebration was a massive success, attracting festivalgoers from 50 countries, all of them fans of Sigur Rós. It is undeniable that this legendary Icelandic band has assembled an amazing community over the years. (more…)

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Hildur: My 10 Most Influential Icelandic Albums Of All Time

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Photo by Saga Sig Singer, songwriter and producer Hildur is best known from the pop ensemble Rökkurró, where she played cello. She also toured a lot with pianist and composer Ólafur Arnalds. Hildur then decided to continue her vibrant, decade-long music career on her own and released a debut EP last May, entitled Heart to heart. Her positive music gained her a lot of attention both in her homeland and internationally. We are glad to present 10 of the most influential Icelandic albums of all time carefully chosen by Hildur. (more…)

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Sigur Rós Norður

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by Bartek Wilk Every musical fascination, like a distant journey, starts with a small step – an impulse that opens your eyes. You probably have your own story about such a musical journey. This is mine. It was 2 AM. The local radio station was about to finish its musical broadcast. The last song started. I heard sounds. I heard words, but I didn’t understand them; I didn’t even know what language I was hearing. I grabbed a pen and wrote down – not without errors – Svefn-g-englar. In the Internet search engine, I typed ‘Sigur Rós’ (this was years…

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