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Airplanes, Spaceships, and Sparkling Poison, Oh My! – A Conversation with Steinunn Harðardóttir

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Words by Jeff Obermeyer When you tell people you’re going to be interviewing Steinunn Harðardóttir, they immediately begin to sing her praises. Her partner in the Sparkle Poison musical experience, Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir, told me, ‘I’ve worked with all kinds of people but Steinunn is one of the most gentle and giving people I have ever gotten to know. She has a special way of seeing the positive sides of things and a unique quality of showing you sides of the world around you and yourself that you might be unaware of!’ Gunnar Lárus Hjálmarsson, a.k.a. Dr. Gunni, agreed. ‘I have nothing but praise for Steinunn,’ he told me. ‘She is just a wonderful human being and it was effortless and fun working with her. She lights up every room with her positivity.’ The common thread is that not only is she a talented musician, she’s also a pretty great…

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Bergur Thomas Anderson: My 10 Most Influential Icelandic Albums Of All Time

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Words by Stína Satanía Bergur Thomas Anderson is a very active member of the Icelandic music scene, who over the years played bass in no fewer than 3 well-known bands: Sudden Weather Change (rock), Oyama (shoegaze) and Grísalappalísa (post-punk). He currently resides in Amsterdam, where he is following the Master Artistic Research program at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, while at the same time honing his skills as a musician and visual artist. Exclusively for readers of Reykjavík On Stage, Bergur consented to reveal the 10 Icelandic albums of all time that shaped him as a musician. (more…)

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