Shit thorir
  1. Astronaut
  2. Better Truth
  3. I know
  4. Jam
  5. Never Never
  6. Smile
  7. Telephone

Distorted in the loo

Here he is again folks. Þórir Georg, probably the most productive musician on the Ultima Thule island for a while, strikes back. Home alone or with a band, nothing else matters. Only the late ‘’Grandma Lo-Fi’ Sigríður Níelsdóttir was more active, almost as Misses Hekla. Briton Babybird comes in mind as well, who erupted in the 1995-96 period.

“Some Shit and Others” contains 7 short, DIY songs, all of them coming quickly to a climax. Ear opener “Astronaut” is a spacy, odd track, with the vacuum vocals almost a million miles away. Song 2, “Better Truth”, brings the distorted and reverb nation created by the likes as The Jesus and Mary Chain in the centre of the universe. The third track “I know” could have been a track by Icelandic one-man’s band Ruddinn, or it gives us an idea of how a lo-fi New Order could sound. As a solo artist Þórir Georg is capable to sound as 2 Reid Bros.: “Jam” is a perfect song to Nilfisk or Hoover the house. The fifth song is the guitar driven “Never Never”. A creapy Crimi Clown tries to bring a “Smile” on your face, or even more likely a smilewound. Probably an Icelandic blondie is hanging on the “Telephone” in the final song.

I am waiting impatient for the next eruption of creativity by musical mastermind Þórir Georg, as a stand alone or in good company. Teaming up with somebody as Loji Höskuldsson (of Sudden Weather Change fame) could work out fine. Probably when the vacuum cleaning is done.

– Wim Van Hooste