Wednesday, December 15 2010
As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.
Monday, April 22 2013
On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
Monday, January 18 2010
The sweetness in Arnalds is not ornamental, and there's a new-folk unpredictability about it, not-tamed, not-dull.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
For the first day of CMJ, I wandered between New Zealand and Iceland, or at least pretended to by visiting showcases from those countries, and have the photos and videos to prove it.
Thursday, October 21 2010
Ólöf Arnalds recalls an Icelandic Joni Mitchell with a swooning wholesome voice that is rich with a sense of personality and strength as a female singer/songwriter.