Articles tagged iceland

Get By with a Little Help from Our Elves: An Interview with Samaris

Samaris transform 19th century Icelandic poetry into haunting, modern compositions with electronics and a clarinet. Yet emerging success hasn't changed their disposition, or their sense of humor.

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13 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Sóley: Ask the Deep

As murky as the waters of Ask the Deep can get, the saving grace is always Sóley’s unique and arresting voice, which can conjure fairy worlds all on its own.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - “Drone Mass” Met Museum World Premiere

Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson premiered his new work Drone Mas in the unique setting of the Met Museum's Temple of Dendur in March.

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Jon Gnarr Is Changing the World One Laugh at a Time

The unlikely, improbable, unbelievable – and totally true – story of Iceland’s anarchist comedian turned politician.

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17 Jun 2013 // 11:06 PM

Sigur Rós: Kveikur

Sigur Rós' "dark album", Kveikur, doesn't do much to push the Icelandic band into new sonic territory, but it does refine its decades-tested style in the best way possible.

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Ólöf Arnalds: Sudden Elevation

On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.

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Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP

The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.

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2 Jan 2011 // 9:59 PM

Pascal Pinon: Pascal Pinon

Whimsy here functions as a kind of evasiveness.

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29 Aug 2010 // 9:59 PM

Trúbrot: Trúbrot

The musicians make a bold bid for unoriginality by spending most of their time covering the songs of other people.

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24 Aug 2010 // 10:04 AM

Óðmenn: Óðmenn

Óðmenn sits not only on the cusp of two decades, but also on the cusp of two sounds. One is younger, grubbier and percussive, the other is more expansive and guitar-rooted.

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28 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Seabear: We Built a Fire

Icelandic septet sits down around the communal campfire and serenades us with set of hush-hush, folk-pop that doesn't so much "build a fire" as put one out.

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Stop it Sindri! I keep getting lost in your dewy eyes. Sindri Mar Sigfusson, bandleader of the whimsical pop-folk group Seabear, has just announced North

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Various Artists: Made in Iceland

This collection might have been swallowed up by Iceland's financial crisis, but perhaps that's just as well -- it probably wouldn't have made much of an impact anyway.

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17 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Sin Fang Bous: Clangour

Clangour may not be perfect, but it positively brims with perfect, unabashedly psychedelic moments.

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Ólafur Arnalds: Eulogy for Evolution

The pathos that runs through both albums is powerful, flexible, something more complex than simple melancholy.

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17 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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3 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Benni Hemm Hemm: Kajak

That professional-amateur sound Hermannson is aiming for can be a tricky thing to perfect.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

// Channel Surfing

"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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