Bridging the Brooklyn-Reykjavik jazz divide with European elegance and a fiery, New York drive... Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs is "proof that jazz is as much a part of the picture as the pop of Björk or SigurRos." - Time Out New York Unreleased FREE MP3s and exclusive content are available to subscribers of Sunna's free newsletter. Sign up via her website or choose from 8 different audio formats at her Bandcamp page. The Washington Post described her music as possessing “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace… elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.”
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').
Poni, is an Albanian singer from Vlora.
Official sites: www.cortes.is
www.myspace.com/officialcortes In 1999, Cortes won the lead role of Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. It was in this role that he discovered his ability to sing high notes. "I'd been having a bad evening and I was miserable, felt I wasn't even good enough to be in the chorus. Then in my next scene I went up to the C sharp and it just stayed there.
Retro Stefson is an icelandic band.
Retro Stefson was founded in early 2006, and has worked in various forms ever since. In 2008 came the first LP, Montana, out. Then the band played at the Iceland Airwaves 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and last 2010.
Pascal Pinon are the twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two girls from Reykjavík, Iceland. When they were only fourteen they got together with two of their friends and decided to start a band. Using the instruments they had, Pascal Pinon worked in the twins' bedroom. At the same place they played their first gig: calling it 'The Friendly Concert'. Only a few months later Pascal Pinon had already played various local venues and started to record their first album.
There are at least three artists named Miri:
1. A singer/songwriter from England
2. A rock band from New Zealand
3. A post-rock band from Iceland 1. MIRI from London, England, recently signed to digital acoustic label Reel Me Records. Miri started pursuing music aged 16, before going on to produce beats and sound arrangements for MCs and other vocalists. Now an experienced songwriter and singer has been making her way up in today’s music industry for over a decade, not only producing her own music, but co-writing, performing with and supporting many other well-known music artists.
The new project of Icelandic classical prodigy Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen - http://www.myspace.com/kiasmos. 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: http://store.erasedtapes.com 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.