Hi everyone. My name is Lea. Every Friday I will be posting a round-up of music I’ve posted on my Facebook page throughout the week. I hope this will allow more people to come across and share the pure joy of listening to Icelandic music but it will also be more convenient for my faithful followers to come back and listen to the songs again. Hope you will enjoy catching up with us every Friday.
Friday May 4th
We kicked of this week with the first music video that alternative electro pop band Bloodgroup made. If this was their start you can somehow understand why people still love them and their music now.
Bloodgroup: Hips again
Saturday May 5th
One of the fans requested a song by Sigur Rós and I was more happy to share one as we did not have Sigur Rós on the page for almost two months which is really shameful. I discovered this beautiful award-winning music video from the year 2001. Sometimes it’s better to look for something a bit older because then you are very likely to discover something that is unknown for many fans or something that is long forgotten.
Sigur Rós: Viðrar Vel Til Loftarasa
Sunday May 6th
This song is rather special. It was shared by one of the fans of Icelandic music from Ireland who went to visit Iceland and then compiled the photos from his trip to one video having song by Gus Gus as the background. That’s what I call a complex Iceland experience.
Gus Gus: Selfoss
Monday May 7th
FM Belfast released a new music video this week and it’s amazing!! It’s inventive, it’s playful, it’s a great fun… as everything FM Belfast creates.
FM Belfast: Stripes
Tuesday May 8th
Push Play… and dream away. That was the message Worm Is Green posted on their facebook page alongside with this song. It really is dreamy. So I only passed their message on to more of their fans and also to those who don’t know this band.
Worm Is Green: Push Play
Wednesday May 9th
This is one of the songs that Johann Johannsson has composed for the soundtrack of Copenhagen Dreams. The whole soundtrack is going to be released in June. I originally posted on the page only link to soundcloud but than I discovered the youtube version as well so this week the people who follow the round-ups will get a little bit more than those who follow me daily on my page
Johann Johannsson: Here, They Used to Build Ships
Thursday May 10th
I was in mood for listening to Amiina for almost the whole week. So I really wanted to share one of their songs and this music video I found was really worth sharing.
Friday May 11th
Útidur are working on their second album and they have published the first single from it. It is a reinterpretation of the song Grasping for Thoughts from their debut album. I really love their music and this song as well but hopefully the new album will contain also some new songs. Anyway, I’m looking forward to the release.
Útidur: Grasping for Air
Saturday May 12th
Snorri Helgason is an Icelandic songwriter and singer who composes his music and writes the lyrics for them all by himself. I haven’t shared anything by him for quite a long time so I decided it is time for his music again
Snorri Helgason: Ólan
Sunday May 13th
The same is true about the rock band Reykjavík! (about not sharing their song for a long time). They create a fine opposition to sensitive song by Snorri shared on Saturday. This one shared on Sunday is full of life and energy. We need to keep the harmonical approach to Icelandic music because it is so diverse.
Monday May 14th
This song will please minimalist souls among the listeners. It is so simple and pure. Yet it is full and fascinating becuase Ólöf is an Icelandic wonder.
Ólöf Arnalds: Moldin
Tuesday May 15th
As I am going through the songs shared this week, it seems like I was in mood for silent, peaceful and deep songs. Because here is another one. Mugison is an author of the best Icelandic song from last year and though this song is a bit older, it is still amazing.
Wednesday May 16th
Sindri Már Sigfússon shortened his artistic name from Sin Fang Bous into Sin Fang because he wanted it to be simpler and easier to remember. This song is from the time when he still used the previous name.
Sin Fang (Bous): Catch the Light
Thursday May 17th
This Friday was a global Sigur Rós day. Sigur Rós prepared a global listening party of their upcoming album Valtari for their fans all around the world. In each time zone exactly at 7pm the whole album was streamed and the fans were taking pictures and sharing their listening experience. I think Valtari Hour was a great success. Here is one of the songs from Valtari.
Sigur Rós: Dauðalogn