New Artists You NEED To Hear: Börn, Fufanu & Reykjavikurdætur

Here we go again with this weeks 'Inside Iceland' and the haaawwwtest bands and artists on the ground! These artists are even hotter than lava at the Holuhraun fissure so whether you're a fan of post-punk, psychedelic-rock or all-female rap, we've got you covered!   Börn Börn is the Icelandic word for 'children' but more than that it is…

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ÍRiS – Penumbra

Solo artist ÍRiS has just released her beautiful debut album 'Penumbra', an independent release partially crowd-funded via Karolina Fund. Reykjavik Boulevard has hailed it as one of the best albums of the year! On 'Penumbra', ÍRiS explores various musical contrasts by mixing together traditional instruments such as cello and piano with more contemporary electronic sounds, as well as experimenting with…

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Thordur Magnusson – La Poesie

Smekkleysa (Bad Taste) has released 'La Poesie' ('Poetry') by award-winning contemporary composer Thordur Magnusson. The CD is a collection of his chamber music compositions. The album features four of Magnusson's most recent works as performed by some of Iceland's most respected classical soloists. Magnusson is a sought-after arranger and collaborator, however, this is a great opportunity to experience…

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Pledges Needed For Úlfur’s Infinity Quartet

Composer and musician Úlfur Eldjárn (also of Apparat Organ Quartet fame) has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Karolinafund.com to help him produce an interactive string quartet project. The project is known as String Quartet No. ∞ or The Infinity String Quartet. Why? Úlfur Eldjárn explains: 'Earlier this year, I composed a string quartet which was unusual in the…

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ÍRiS Needs Your Help On KarolinaFund!

Icelandic musician ÍRiS will be releasing her debut album 'PENUMBRA' in the coming weeks. Although all the tracks are completed, ÍRiS needs your help to bring it to fruition via crowd-funding site Karolina Fund! There are just eight days left to do your bit... 'Penumbra' is a continuation of ÍRiS' progression as a musician into alternative pop music. On…

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My Sweet Baklava – ‘Drops Of Sound’

Pop-folksters My Sweet Baklava have released their debut album 'Drops Of Sound', and it is available on Gogoyoko and Icelandic record stores.  The release includes ten original songs and a cover of the old American folk song 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger.' (We love the track 'Je T'aime' too!)   My Sweet Baklava told us that "after fifteen years of collecting…

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