Playing tracks by
Ehwaz, Liv Nome & Tor-Egil Braaten, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Sigur Ros, Valgeir Sigurðsson & Hildur Guðnadóttir and more.
In Norvegian and Icelandic music, from the pagan times dating back to Ingólfur Arnarson till the contemporary musicians, one can feel the cold and raw North Atlantic solitude as well as the eternal struggle of the people against the hostile environment and nature. These elements result in musical gems that are completely incomparable to everything you'll find elsewhere.
Therefore, a small anthology from some music that matters, stretching from Edda based poetry, via the shivering vocals of nordic Nereid Eivør Pálsdóttir from the neighbouring Faeroe Islands to Jón Leifs' ominous and threatening Hekla.
(And Valgeir : 1000 thanx for your contribution at Motel Mozaïque)