Ãfram Ãsland Playlist
Photography, text and playlist by Neil Milton. Neil is one half of the We Sink Ships photography and podcast collaboration and composes, produces and performs music under the name Beneath Us, The Waves.
For the third in the 405's location based playlists, A Polish based Scot is going to take us on a musical expedition to Iceland. How's that for cosmopolitan?
Iceland: the beautiful, volcanic, glacial land of geysers, waterfalls, fjords, sagas and folk tales, has long been a land of music. From the early days of chanted rhyme (RÃmur) to more recent times of Sigur rÃ³s, BjÃ¶rk, mÃºm and the annual Iceland Airwaves festival, music has been an important, some would say vital, part of this country's heritage. While you are likely to have heard of the aforementioned bands, I've compiled a list of other wonderful Icelandic musicians - though Sigur rÃ³s do make an appearance through their collaboration of rÃmur with SteindÃ³r Andersen.
Below are two mixes of 10 tracks each that will introduce you to, if not all, at least some new bands. The mixes are in no great order other than what I thought might flow together nicely. I've written the time at which each song occurs in case you want to go straight to a track.
The most exciting thing about these mixes is that they only scratch the surface. Enjoy.
Iceland Pt. 1
For A Minor Reflection
- Reistu Ãig ViÃ°, SÃ³lin Er Komin Ã Loft... (00:00)
- Salvadore (11:46)
- Hondo and Borko (15:51)
My Summer as a salvation soldier
- Stagedives and High Fives (22:23)
- Erla's Waltz (24:57)
JÃ³nsi & Alex
- Boy 1904 (27:09)
- passacaglia (32:10)
- Your Stories (38:08)
- Rugla (43:03)
- Kittens in his Pockets (47:00)
Iceland Pt. 2
- Bow to String I - Sorrow conquers happiness (00:00)
Benni Hemm Hemm
- allt sem Ã¾aÃ° fer (05:16)
- Happy Ever After (10:57)
- Something Radical (14:19)
- Synthia (18:10)
- Rock 'n Rock (21:22)
ultra mega technobandiÃ° stefÃ¡n
- Cockpitter (23:32)
Storsveit Nix Noltes
- Isinova Oro (26:04)
Lost in Hildurness
- Growth (29:34)
SteindÃ³r Andersen & Sigur RÃ³s
- FjÃ¶ll Ã austri fagurblÃ¡ (33:04)
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Header Image by Natsuki Otani