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GlerAkur And Katla: Prophecy Productions Invades Iceland

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Words by Wim Van Hooste The German label Morr Music and the English label One Little Indian have signed numerous Icelandic artists and released a lot of music made in Iceland in recent decades. But there is a new label on the horizon releasing music by brand new Icelandic artists: GlerAkur’s wall of guitars and volcanic duo Katla. We had the opportunity to chat with members of both bands, Elvar and Gummi, respectively. But first, we will put the spotlight on the label. Prophecy Productions Prophecy Productions is a German record label, founded in 1996 by Martin Koller, as a mail order service. Proud of its unconventional and unique approach to music, ranging from black & dark metal, progressive rock, indie rock, shoegaze, electronica & ambient to neofolk & neoclassical. The label has also been publishing books since 2002. (more…)

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I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

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Words by Wim Van Hooste The review was originally printed in Reykjavík On Stage (Issue 2) Especially when I’m lonely, I need the noises of destruction (Nick Lowe, 1978) GlerAkur (Glass Field) is the moniker of Elvar Geir Sævarsson, the sound designer at the National Theatre of Iceland. Down in the basement bar of the theatre, composer Elvar and friends (the longplayer was recorded with 4 guitarists, 2 drummers and 1 bassist) blended a full album featuring fierce and cinematic music. The hypnotic drone, metal riffs, eery ambient and post-rock make up a quadripoint where quality quantums meet. The album was released by the German label Prophecy Productions on 21. July 2017. One year earlier, GlerAkur’s debut EP, Can’t You Wait, saw the light of day. The EP was nominated for a Kraumur Award, one of the few Icelandic music prizes. A Rolling Stone magazine journalist, attending Iceland Airwaves Festival…

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