Sigur Rós – Valtari Global Listening Party

On the night of Thursday, May 17th, at 7pm to be precise, Icelandic wonder-band Sigur Rós hosted a Global Listening Party for upcoming 6th studio album Valtari, which was streamed in full at the appointed hour across all time zones.  Since I always seem to be late to the party, I joined in the festivities with the airing of the 2nd song and without … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988)

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988) With this re-vamped DOA feature, we focus our attention on an album that may not have the recognition or notoriety it deserves. It might be a cult hit, it might be a small favorite or it might even be an album that is just so great, we feel it needs all of the … [Read more...]

Calder – Lower

Calder is the pairing of two Icelandic musicians, Larus Sigurdsson and Olafur Josephsson. Sigurdsson is known for making his own musical instruments and his background in classical music, while Josephsson is known for his experimental electronic work with alternative music collective Stafraenn Hakon. Together as Calder they create vaporous and … [Read more...]