HAZAR

The Science Of The Wub: The HaZaR Interview

The raw energy of HaZaR’s music is dragging Reykjavik’s dance scene into the NOW.  By Bob Cluness Icelanders love their electronic music and have done for some time now. We know all this because they decided to mak...
 
 
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The Confessions Of A Misanthropic Musician: The Sindri Eldon And The Ways Interview

Here at the Grapevine we have writers who also like to moonlight as musicians now and again, whether the music be brassy ’60s pop, supercharged hardcore, or noise rock . Even our editor in chief likes to get his guitar...
 
 
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Dreamland Regained – The Valgeir Sigurðsson Interview

The latest album from Bedroom Community founder VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON sees the composer beginning to stretch his music and ambitions, while marking the latest in a furtive year of creativity for the label as a whole. By Bob Clune...
 

 
MR. SILLA

Getting The New Gang Back Together – The Mr. Silla Interview

If you’re the kind of person who keeps an eye on the Icelandic music scene, you will know that the social web of inter-band friendships and relationships here is often incredibly tangled and layered, with people taking part i...
 
 
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Michael Gira And The Ever-Changing Goal For Joy

The SWANS bandleader talks about performance and the pushing of sound  By Rebecca Louder / Photo by Jennifer Church   Occasionally when you import music into your iTunes, it will aggravatingly insert the genre name as ‘...
 

 
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Self-Indulgent Brotherhood, Atomic Wedgie Law: Interview with Kiriyama Family

By Rebecca Louder / Photo by Þórir Ingvarsson   There are twenty guitars, nine synthesizers and one bass guitar between the five members of the Kiriyama Family. The group hail from all parts of Iceland – and one membe...
 
 
GUSGUS

Old Band On The Dock: GusGus are the champions of Airwaves!

By Rebecca Louder   It was a (presumably cold and rainy) October in 1999 when one famous foreign artist and three super-hip Icelandic bands—Thievery Corporation, Toy Machine, Quarashi and GusGus—gathered in a Reykjaví...
 
 
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Making Solar-Powered Music

As his Iceland Airwaves performance of Solaris with Ben Frost nears, Daníel Bjarnason walks us through the process of recording the piece By Thomas L. Moir   A tall and dapper gent strolls into the café, pauses and scans...