Help Mógil finish their third CD, Korriró
Mógil recorded a new CD last summer.
The release date is 12th of August 2015.
When Heiða was graduating from KonCon in Holland she got Joachim to play with her a few Icelandic folk songs on her graduation concert. It started with folk songs from various countries and some works by John Dowland and developed into original songs. They got Hilmar and Ananta to join and became Mógil. After getting a sponsorship they decided to record in a beautiful church in the south of Iceland and they made their CD “Ró”. After their second CD, “Í stillunni hljómar”, Ananta decided to turn to other projects. Kristín and Eiríkur joined Mógil.
Mógil is vocalist Heiða Árnadóttir, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, Joachim Badenhorst on clarinet, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir on viola and Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson on trumpet.
Mógil is an Iceland-based band whose music blends folk, jazz, classical, minimal and post-rock into a universe that is completely their own. The lyrics are inspired by Icelandic folklore and current events and tell the emotional stories of humans and mermen alike.
The world of Mógil is atmospheric, intimate and mysterious. It is always warm, be it from the midnight sun in summertime or the blaze of a fireplace in wintertime. The tension between the crystal-clear soprano and the very contemporary accompaniment together make for a timeless sound that knows no borders.
Mógil has performed at Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík Jazz Festival and WOMEX World Festival and done several tours of Northern Europe. They released “Ró” in 2008, followed by “Í stillunni hljómar” in 2011, with a new album upcoming in 2015. Their music has been called “exquisite from beginning to end” (Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, NYC) and proclaimed as “music that touches the soul” (The Silent Ballet, NYC).
After a great tour in Iceland in 2014 Mógil gathered in the studio Sundlaugin in Mosfellsbær and recorded “Korriró”. The CD was engineered by Kjartan Kjartansson who also did the mixing and mastering. The artwork is as usual in the hands of our Joachim Badenhorst and Kári Emil Helgason is doing the lay out for us.