Sirkus snow

Circus life in Icelandic music history

A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists.

The tears …

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Airwaves 2015

Final Line-Up of Iceland Airwaves 2015 Festival

These artists were added:

Agzilla
Amit
Arnljótur
Art is Dead
Ave (FO)
Auður 
Bárujárn
Beneath
Bianca Casady & The C.i.A. (US/FR)
Bistro Boy
Blaue Blume (DK)
Brilliantinus
BRNS (BE)

Börn
Cell7
Chastity Belt (US)
Cheddy Carter
Chili and the Whalekillers (AT/IS)
Dad Rocks! (DK)
DALÍ
Daveeth
DJ Elvar
Dream Wife
The …

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Langspil Heida 2

Langspil, the Longplayer

I’m quite familiar with 2 Langspils: an old and newer one. Golden oldies first.

Langspil, the instrument

The Langspil is a traditional Icelandic drone zither. It has 1 melody string with …

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Björk-Debut-1993

“Debut” (1993) by Björk

 “Debut” by Björk

“Debut” is not the real debut by Björk. Back in 1977 she made an album with her stepfather and his friends.

But in 1993, 16 years later on, Björk …

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sigur ros zwembad groot

I sing I swim in Icelandic music history

An Icelandic music swimming lesson

R.E.M. likes ‘nightswimming’, 10cc adores the ‘Channel Swimmer’ and Eels had a ‘swimming lesson’.

The Vaccines (1/4 Icelandic btw) wrote the song “Wetsuit”.

Almost every town …

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RR photo 2

Reykjavík Record Shop

ROK had a small chat with Reynir Berg Þorvaldsson, the proud owner of the Reykjavik Record Store, according to the Reykjavik Grapevine Magazine the ‘best record store of 2015′ of …

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