Jónsi – Go – XL

Sigur Rós front man Jón Þór Birgisson - Jónsi - released his debut solo album, entitled Go, on XL Recordings on April 6th, 2010.  Co-produced by Jónsi, Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), mixed by Tom Elmhirst in London, and recorded in Iceland and Connecticut, the record also features arrangements and piano playing by acclaimed composer…

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Swords of Chaos – THE END IS AS NEAR AS YOUR TEETH – Kimi Records

Swords of Chaos’ bludgeoning riffage has left the unsuspecting audiences of their shows perplexed and agitated. This thrilling Reykjavík foursome has been gathering substantial local admiration with neck-breaking performances since early 2008. Swords of Chaos are made up of seasoned members of Reykjavík’s underground music scene, each dabbling in a variety of genres (the members have been involved with…

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Varsjárbandalagið (The Warsaw Pact) – Russian Bride

The Icelandic Volcano-Balkan band Varsjárbandalagið (The Warsaw Pact) has launched it´s very first album, Russian Bride. The songlist reflects the two-year-old band´s acclaimed concerts, is colorful, humorous and lively. It is a cocktail of klezmer, gypsy and balkan-popmusic along with the band´s own often humorous and whimsical compositions and arrangements of older, Icelandic popmusic. Varsjárbandalagið´s instrumental combo has…

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Skúli Sverrisson – “Sería II”

Sería II is the second installment in a series of releases from the versatile Icelandic musician Skúli Sverrisson. For the last two decades Skúli has approached his music with an open mind and collaborated with a number of well known artists, from a diverse background of musical genres. The idea behind Sería is to mirror and reflect Skúli's…

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Asthor Odinn – Both Ways

Icelandic artist Asthor Odinn (pronounced Ast-or O-din) hailing from Njardvik, Iceland has signed with indie label, Expat Records who will be re-releasing his 2010 hip hop album ‘Both Ways’ this year (2011). The Icelandic rapper has added two additional bonus tracks to the album, which have never been released. Asthor refuses to follow fashion or current trends, writing…

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Groundfloor – This Is What’s Left Of It

Groundfloor´s second record, "This is what´s left of it" was released independently in Salzburg Austria in late January 2011. Ólafur Tómas Gudbjartsson (guitar/lead vocals) and Haraldur Gudmundsson (doublebass/vocals) - founders of Groundfloor - recorded the album with the band line up they've had since 2009: Thorvaldur Thorvaldsson (drums), Harpa Thorvaldsdottir (piano) and Julia Czerniawska (violin) in Salzburg during…

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Puzzle Muteson – En Garde

En Garde - Puzzle Muteson - Bedroom Community Release date : 6th June 2011 Format: CD/LP Bedroom Community broaden the scope with their newest release: En Garde by Puzzle Muteson a mysterious, intimate record by a fearless songwriter and lyricist from the windswept Isle of Wight. Arranged and produced by collaborators and labelmates Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson,…

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Fikt – Lovefield

The new electronic music label Synthadelia Records is proud to present Fikt's second album "Lovefield". Fikt is a duo from Iceland featuring the members Vilmar Pedersen & Jón Schow. Vilmar and Jón have been making music for a long time together and used to call themselves Ganesha. The record was made during the last few years following experiments…

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Vigri – Pink Boats

Vigri is an Icelandic band with melodic and classical elements formed in Reykjavik 2009. The group consisted in the beginning only of brothers Bjarki and Hans Pjetursson and then later expanded into a six piece band. Atli Jónasson on drums, Þórir Bergson on guitar, bass, keyboards and brass, Egill Halldórsson on bass and keyboards and Friðrik Helgason playing…

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amiina – Puzzle

Originally a string quartet formed by four girls at the Reykjavík College of Music in the 1990s, amiina went on to cut its teeth as Sigur Rós' string section for the next decade. Now a sextet after a recent masculine infusion, amiina released its second full length album, Puzzle, in September 2010. amiina's debut album, Kurr (2007), was…

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