He has the beard of a freedom fighter and the battlefield is our hearts. Long before his debut album, ‘Celebrating Life,’ was released in 2008, Borko had been one of the most influential stalwarts in Reykjavík’s boiling music scene. He has been a key member of many Icelandic bands (Rúnk, FM Belfast, Skakkamanage, to name a few) but it is in his own music that he really emerges from the undercurrent with his distinctively personal brand of expressive pop music.
The nature of this particular beast lies in Borko’s keen sense of melodic sensibility, but what sets it apart from the pack is the infectious charm, which is something anyone who has ever seen him play live can attest to. Borko has toured the world with both múm and Seabear and since the release of his latest handiwork, ‘Born to be Free,’ Borko has played headlining shows in Germany and Switzerland as well as millions of shows in his home country. He is known for his warm hearted and downright neighbourly stage presence, which juxtaposes perfectly with the intricate nature of his carefully crafted music.
Simply put your ears and eyes on Borko – the battle is already half won.
November 1, 2013
21:00 Reykjavík Art Museum