Artist-2-Artist #3 :: Múm & dj flugvél og geimskip
November 11th, 2015 | News
You didn’t think we’d forgotten you did you, dear reader? NEVER! We’re back with a third instalment of our fantastic Artist-2-Artist series whereby we ask Icelandic artists to ask each other pertinent questions in order to draw out the hard hitting information we all want to know about our favourite bands.
This time we managed to persuade the hilarious Gunni from Múm to concoct some great questions for our favorite queen of space-time-travel-kook-universal-love: dj flugvél og geimskip. As you can imagine, it’s a riot… read on…
Múm : If cats could sing what would their lyrics be about?
dj: I have no clue but probably about all the secret places they go in the night, how much they hate their owners but still need them for food and stuff like that- how they must show love when needed (and struggle between loving and hating their owners) to but how they express their real feelings in the darkness of the company of other cats, and also about how great it is to kill other animals – they love to do that.
Múm: It’s the not so distant future and all the hotels in Reykjavík are banktrobbed, its your job to create something else out of a hotel, what do you do?
dj: I would make a great party-place (like for a RAVE) in the cellar, then I would make slides between the floors, give musicians different rooms to have concerts constantly all day. Then I would put soft carpet and put mattresses on the floor and good soundsystems everywhere and put a roller-coaster on the top of the house that would go through the whole house. Then I would put skateboards in the hallways so people could be skating between rooms and then I would make another cellar under the RAVE cellar that would have swimmingpools with changing lights in the bottom under the water, and also some animals like turtles and the neon colored pigs that glow in dark (scientist have made them in labs) and all animals would be treated really good they would love to live there.
Múm: If you had one day on Mars how would you use it?
I would use the Mars Rover or some great car like that to drive to the top of Olympus mons and look around in space – because the mountain is so high that on top of it you are in space.
Múm: Can you try to describe how the color blue sounds?
dj: Sounds like soft smooth sound, not too deep and a little bit wavering and sad. Sometimes a bit cold, like higher notes. – But not to be confused with deep bass – bass is a darker colour.
Múm: If you had to pick one superpop band to produce what band would it be?
dj: Korean Pop band 2NE1… or SLAYER – they just released new album so they are probably looking forward to make new music… Also I think it would be really fun to work with Miley Cyrus 😉
Múm: If sound is pressure difference in air, what is music?
dj: ó men! hehe :v when someone uses this pressure to make something he calls music to himself…? it is just a word… like birds – – – they don’t know that we call their singing music… I think they sing out of necessity . but I am not sure…… SO is it music then? difficult question- I am not sure.
Múm: If you could create an instrument what would it be ?
dj: It would be like a glass harp (glass armonica) that can play by itself and would also be able to read MIDI
Múm: Do you think animals like music?
I have cats and they like high pitches notes, feedback and noise in music that most people hate, so I think at least some animals like music. Apes probably like music-they are so much like humans…. that probably means that Pigs also like music, Man is just a blend of ape and pig right?
Múm: There is no sound in space, what is your favorite sound?
dj: My favorite sound is the cracking of ice, (like in the winter – walking in ice-cold weather and step in some frozen puddles, this is the best feeling in the world)… but also sometimes in old sinks, when you screw the tap , there is a small and hidden sound that comes along with the water sound ….like high-frequency screech singing along with the water…that is great sound. Also the sound of glasses and glass armonica (my favorite instrument).
Múm: It’s the end of the world tomorrow, what do you do today?
dj: Go to an airplane and fly around the world!
Múm: If you had to be an animal, what animal would you be?
dj: Snake!!!! or no… that will be boring after two days…. then probably a bat and fly around in the night using echolocation to see all that is hidden.
then I would like to be a mantis shrimp in the bottom of the ocean and look around. They have 16 types of color receptive cones in their eyes… we only have 3! just think how the world looks for them!
Múm: If one has to go forever which would you pick; books or the internet?
dj: Books sounds cool but the internet has many books online, and also movies and music – and wikipedia 😀 so I go for the internet
Múm: Coffee or tea?
dj: coffee!!!!! maybe tea once every 100 days
Múm: Is music going to be free from now on?
dj: Like if music is something that can be free or if people will be able to get music for free? I think it is almost free – it is free on the internet most often so in the future it will probably be free
Múm: If you had to choose to have hair instead of nails or nails instead of hair which would you choose?
dj: hahaha!!! 😀 I first thought I would like to have hair – but then I noticed I could wear different wigs every day but it without nails I would be like some kind of an alien!
Múm: Parliament is overthrown and musicians take it over, what is the first thing you do as prime minister?
dj: hmmm…. what do prime ministers do?
Múm: What superpower could you live with?
dj: To fly (the body would have to fly – not only the mind), and also be transparent – and see through walls…..
Múm: If you had to pick a new “thing” instead of money what would it be?
dj: I think money does it´s job very well… but it is too easy to lose it so now we are using cards and telephones… I have no better idea…
Múm: It took people 600 years to understand that birds migrate, where would you migrate?
dj: To a mountaintop in the South-East.
Múm: If a ghost asks you to write a song would it be scary?
dj: I don’t think so…. If it asks for it – but if it asks you NOT o do it – the song would be really scary.
Múm: You wake up one day and can only speak Finnish but don’t understand it, what do you do?
dj: If I did not understand what I was saying. hehhe :v I would just point to things and then go to Finland and see how people would react… it would be funny and interesting. Then hopefully someone could write down what I say, and translate it to Icelandic and then i would read it or listen…. And then I don’t know what would happen after that
Múm: If your music is a book what book is it?
dj: hopefully some cool book like the Voynich manuscript or a sci-fi book.
Múm: Nicola Tesla was a great man but died alone and poor, how do you see yourself when you are 70?
dj: I hope to be traveling in space , also that we will be using Nicola Tesla´s ideas of wireless electricity
Múm: Guitar or keytar?
dj: hehe! 😀 keytar is funny but I love the sound of Guitar through distortion and delay – and FEEDBACK!!! no feedback in the keytar
Múm: Is the future bright or is brightness the future?
dj: hehe!!! 😀 I think the last one is better – light is there
Múm: In your words, what is electricity?
dj: it is some kind of energy that looks like zigzag waves but you can not see it. But sometimes you can see it and then it is glowing blue… And it is nether good or bad but can heal and can also kill – like double-edged sword, it is real magic. It was always there but now we are starting to understand a little of how it works.
Múm: How do you feel about Autotune?
dj: It can be used as a funny effect – and is probably good for singers that want to sing perfect…because I think that is impossible. Some people like to listen to singers that sing perfectly – so autotune can be good for that….
Múm: You have one day to show your foreign friend something special in Iceland, what would it be?
dj: hmmm……… I would tell him to look at the reflection of the led-lights under the bridge over Tjörnin downtown Reykjavík. Or go to the Highlands were nothing is and total silence.
Múm: If you had to become a farmer, what would you farm?
dj: I would farm all kinds of exotic plants.
Múm: You have to come up with a new National anthem for Iceland, what is the first line of the lyrics?
dj: Iceland is just part of all the other countries, I don’t want us to have a national anthem… so the lyrics would be like: nothing all nothing all forever
If you got this far down, congrats! It’s a long one, but it’s a beautiful one, I’m sure you can agree!
If you STILL want more from dj flugvél og geimskip, watch our recent video interview from Iceland Airwaves below!