Sólveig Matthildur :: Unexplained Miseries & The Acceptance of Sorrow

For the few last years Sólveig Matthildur has been working as a musician in the synth punk project Kælan Mikla and running the record label Hið myrka man. Last year she moved to Berlin where she started her solo project; Sólveig Matthildur. Working primarily with synthesizers, strings and voices circling around 20 hz sine waves that eventually start…

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Mammút :: Kinder Versions

It's finally here! Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature, and Mammút are no exception. What’s more, the quintet’s spectacular new album Kinder Versions is exactly the kind of volcanic presence that is sorely lacking in 21st century rock, likewise their unpredictable and uncategorisable shape-shifting sound, like a very modern twist on psychedelia. Mammút is Icelandic for…

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Nordic Music Days :: Southbank Center – London :: September 2017

Listen up UK folks, if you won't come to the Nordics, the Nordics will most certainly come to you! The very exciting Nordic Music Days 2017 has been announced and features a whole myriad of Nordic contemporary music. The world famous contemporary classical festival Nordic Music Days will, for the first time ever, land on UK shores and…

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Paunkholm :: Kaflaskil

The album Kaflaskil from the artist Paunkholm has been formally released on Vinyl. Kaflaskil is also available online at Spotify, cdbaby, tonlist.is and a lot of other music sites. Paunkholm is a solo project from Franz Gunnarsson who has been active in the Icelandic music scene for quite many years. He is best known for his work with…

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‘A Day In The Life’ with Joey Christ :: VIDEO

As you undoubtedly know by now, the rap/hip-hop scene in Iceland is a thriving entity. It's practically teeming with new and established talent. Our latest 'Day In The Life' subject Joey Christ is a fine rapper and has recently broken out on his own having been a member of Sturla Atlas for the past few years. The Joey…

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Documentary :: The Reykjavík Festival :: Sigur Rós, Daníel Bjarnason, Jóhann Jóhannsson + MORE

Join us on a very special documentary journey into LA LA land when half of all Reykjavík dwelling musicians upped sticks and jumped over the big pond and into the welcoming arms of The L.A Phil for The Reykjavík Festival. As you may recall us mentioning, maybe, a few times back in April, the L.A Phil created the…

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Record Records Label Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

We love to celebrate big birthdays! Hoooo boyyy this a great one! Happy Birthday Record Records! Double digits! On Friday July 7, 2017 Icelandic record label Record Records is releasing it’s compilation album 'Record Records 10th Anniversary' to celebrate it’s 10 years in the business. The compilation includes some of the best songs released by Icelandic artists on…

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Ásgeir :: The Straight To Vinyl Project

Well, this is all terribly exciting news from Ásgeir! He's just announced that, in collaboration with the Icelandic national television (RÚV) his Straight to Vinyl project, where he will be recording stripped down versions of his music directly to 7" vinyl records during the course of 24 hours. The project will take place in his studio in Iceland…

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Innipúkinn Music Festival :: Iceland’s Best Bits

Innipúkinn Music Festival is an institution of an event. It's been around got a whopping 16 years and is held in high esteem by music lovers all around. What's best about Innipúkinn is the fact it's line up is 100% Icelandic talent. So any visitor is immersed in Icelandic music from start-to-finish. The 16th edition of the Innipúkinn…

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Video Round Up :: Joey Christ, GusGus, Sólstafir & Mammút

IMX takes a look at some of the latest video released in case you missed them. As ever it's a mixed bag of tricks featuring hip-hop from Joey Christ, Dance from GusGus, metal from Sólstafir and rock from Mammút... all are great, all are busy little bees either on massive world tours, about to drop albums or just running…

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Icelandic Summer Festival Survival Guide

Summer in Iceland is always a bit special, mostly because, 1. You never know if it's actually going to happen and 2. the sun never goes down. The light makes all manner of crazy beautiful things happen. This July we have a bunch of summer time fun festivals waiting your arrival. If you can't make it this year,…

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New Techno Music You NEED To Hear :: Exos, Ohm vs Octal Industries, Biogen & BistroBoy

All right, listen up techno heads. I know people deep into this genre will probably all ready know this stuff, but for you n00bs out there looking to dip your toes into the land of ice-hot techno, this is for you. Icelandic techno right now is all so terribly on-point.  Bjarki is basically the boss with a bunch…

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When ‘Airy Met Fairy :: New Video :: Daughter

When ‘Airy Met Fairy release new single 'Daughter' – a musical gem for all those that like it undulating and straight to the point! 'Daughter' tells the story of a mother getting up at night and marvelling at the sight of her daughter. “Parents should teach their children everything they know, but somehow the kids end up teaching…

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Cryptochrome Getting Up In ALL The Mixes :: Laurent Garnier & Foreign Beggars

Those rascals from Cryptochrome are getting some serious love from some serious international tastemakers for their single 'from this angle'. Firstly, highly influential, multi-genre UK trio, Foreign Beggars picked up the track and included it in their June mix. They are in fine company and the truly banging mix can be listened to below: Secondly, Laurent Garnier no…

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir Signs To Music Sales

Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has signed a long-term agreement with Chester Music, part of The Music Sales Group of Companies, to publish her music from 1st July 2017. The catalogue includes twenty-five works spanning orchestral, ensemble, solo, choral, vocal and chamber opera repertoire. Thorvaldsdottir’s work is notable for its command of large-scale musical structures which seem to unfold organically whilst…

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