Nordic Interstitial Thresholds: Andskotinn Einmana Jökull Tónlist…

03 May
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Yes it’s the first week of the month, which means it’s time for me to blow the dust off my wheels of steel and infuriate and perplex you with another NITcast from the (not so) frozen north.

So this months cloudcast was inspired by my fellow mucker PHANTOM CIRCUIT when i suggested he curate some Icelandic music for one of his shows. His response? Why don’t you do it yourself (i could also see the subtext ending of “you lazy git”, but i digress). So that is what I’ve done by putting together 15 top Icelandic acts from now and yesteryear.

I only gave myself two rules. No Sigur Rós and no Björk. They’ve had enough exposure already to be honest. I also tried looking for some of the slightly more avant, obscure music Iceland has produced. The first half of the mix is the “party RAWK!” half of the mix, where some of the more active music resides. After some frankly upsetting Icelandic Adverts, the second half is a little bit more ephemeral and phantasmal as some of Iceland’s best  ambient and noise artists take over. It’s all finished off by some decent neo classical working. Fín…..

In the end I’m a little happier with the clarity and noise levels for this mix compared to last months one. You can actually make out a lot of shit and there aren’t that many poor vinyl rips on this mix, which is a good thing. Some of my local muso friends will definitely recognise some of the tracks on this mix, but i hope there are one or two surprises here. It was difficult as i had to leave so many artists out when i did my final cull. I could have had the likes of Kimono, Fist Fokkers, Amiina, Auxpan, Arnljótur, Momentum, Manslaughter, etc etc etc. Even goddamn Drep should be in there! So this means I’ll be likely to do another Icelandic Cloudcast soon i guess…

Couple of shout outs go to Mr Wim Van Hooste (Icelandic Music Maffia) and Rúnar Magnússon (Hljóðaklettar) for some nice suggestions, which i took full advantage of.

No go and listen via Mixcloud. If you want to download a copy (in much better quality) then you can do so HERE.


Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Iceland, mixes, music


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2 responses to “Nordic Interstitial Thresholds: Andskotinn Einmana Jökull Tónlist…

  1. Phantom Circuit

    May 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

    “His response? Why don’t you do it yourself”

    I think in fact the response was “That’s your job, isn’t it?”. And it is, isn’t it? 🙂

    • bobcluness

      May 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Damn, this is why i will never be a proper journalist. Pesky facts… unless i was “Paraphrasing”….


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