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The new project of Icelandic classical prodigy Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen - Ólafur Arnalds new minimal techno side project Kiasmos shares split 12” debut with label colleague Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles. You can preview and pre-order it in our online store: In order to shorten the waiting period on Arnalds’ forthcoming new album, Erased Tapes Records release their first tracks ‘65’ and ‘Walled’ on March 30, 2009.

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Sigur Ros

Sigur Rós (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈsɪːɣʏr ˈroːus] ( listen)) is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical, and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound, and frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and use of bowed guitar.
Genres Post-rock
Dream pop
Experimental rock

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Hafdis Huld

Hafdis Huld, acoustic / folk artist and singer-songwriter was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and now divides her time between the UK and Iceland. From the age of 15 she sang and toured the world with iconic Icelandic collective GusGus. When they weren't touring, Hafdis took time out to star in several Icelandic films. On leaving the band she moved to London and teamed up with F C Kahuna, co-writing and performing on 'Hayling' and 'Machine Say Yes'. She later studied at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, graduating with Distinction in 2006.

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Mikael Lind

Electronic artist with classical influences. Mikael works more and more with different piano sounds and violins in his compositions. The album Alltihop was released in 2009, and the next album Felines Everywhere was released in May in 2012. Now, Mikael is working on a new piece based around experimental piano sounds.

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There are at least 5 bands named Fields: 1) Fields were an Anglo-Icelandic electronic/indie band formed in London comprising Nick Peill (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards), Þórunn Antonía (Vocals/Keyboards/Synths), Henry Spenner (Vocals/Drums), Matty Derham (Bass Guitar) and Jamie Putnam (Electric Guitar). In early 2006 the band played their first live shows. This sparked a furious bidding war amongst UK record companies. They eventually signed a unique deal with Atlantic Records which allows them to keep releasing records through their own Black Lab Records set-up as well as Atlantic.

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Samaris is an unconventional combination. Its a band that consists of a clarinet player (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), a singer (Jófríður Ákadóttir) and an electronic musician (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson).
Together they play downtempo electronica/triphop. Their sound is filled with space, atmosphere and maybe even a little melancholia.
The band was formed in January 2011 and only a few months later they won the Music Experiments (the icelandic 'battle of the bands').

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There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Hardcore band from California, featuring members of Pressvre and Downpresser. Demo available here: 2) Hardcore band from Iceland. This band is actually called "Mínus" (pronounced Mee-noose) with an accent over the "I" rather than Minus. 3) Experimental and Sweet IDM producer from Romania signed to the Arhiva7 netlabel 4) Hardcore Punk band from Singapore 5) Hip/Hop Artist from Lincoln, Nebraska. 6) Indie/Rock band from Germany.

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Lay Low

Iceland's bluesiest chanteuse Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir - a.k.a. Lay Low - is ready with a new album. After setting worlds ablaze and topping the Icelandic charts with her 2006 debut 'Please Don't Hate Me', the unassuming starlet is back with a new record that continues her forays into traditional blues and country sounds. Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London with producer Liam Watson (White Stripes & Pete Molinari), the new record is titled 'Farewell Good Night's Sleep', and features musicians such as Carwyn Ellis, Ed Turner, Rupert Brown, Matt Radford, Jason Wilson and BJ Cole.

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