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fire & ice - an Icelandic mix

fire & ice - an Icelandic mix

For such a small country, Iceland has produced a surprising number of excellent artists. From Bjork to Mum to Seabear to Olaf Arnalds to Sigur Ros, it's really extraordinary the amount of wonderful music that comes from that island.

This last mix of 2011 is an Icelandic journey. All the music is created by artists from Iceland.
Icelandic music for me begins & ends with Sigur Ros & Bjork. They are both in the mix, with Jonsi, from Sigur Ros, making multiple appearances. In addition to the Sigur Ros tune, Jonsi contributes "Stokkseyri" from Riceboy Sleeps & "9" by Frakkur.

When a listener, Kevin, suggested the mix & the title, he was thinking of Iceland as a land of extremes...glaciers & volcanoes, 24hr days & 24hr nights. This mix doesn't swing too wildly from one extreme to another. It's more ice than fire. A few of the tunes do build in typical post-rock fashion, but generally things are fairly subdued.



Jp Boudreau

Lovely mix as usual, Low Light! Can we have your playlist?

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Thanks for listening!

T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 Amiina - Boga (from kurr 2007)
06:01 Johann Johannsson - The Flat (from And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees 2009)
08:15 Olafur Arnalds - Himininn er a hrynja, en stjornurnar fara per vel (from Variations Of Static 2007)
12:05 Johann Johannsson - Part 2 Ibm 1403 Printer (from Ibm1401-A Users Manual 2006)
15:50 Stafraenn Hakon - Veggur (from Gummi 2007)
18:55 Valgeir Sigurðsson - Equilibrium is Restored (from Ekvilibrium 2007)
30:54 Jonsi & Alex - Stokkseyri (from Riceboy Sleeps 2009)
37:49 Sigur Rós - Álafoss (from () 2002)
46:15 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - Sudurgata (from Children of Nature 1996)
49:08 Bjork - Cosmogony (from Biophillia 2011)
53:40 Frakkur - 9 (from songs for the little boy 2008)
1:01:23 end


Thanks for this tribute to Icelandic music! I had the powerful experience of listening to Sigur Ros on headphones as I walked through downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, the first country outside of North America that i had ever been to. It brought tears to my eyes. Iceland is a beautiful and very interesting country!

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Wow, I am so jealous! I've always wanted to visit Iceland and hope to sometime in the next 5-10 years. As usual, thanks for listening. Cheers!

Rosemary Hill

beautiful and spirit lifting -thank you

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That Johannsson track is one of my all time favorite pieces of music. Thanks for listening, glad you enjoyed the mix!

Patrick O'Connell

Wow... Just wow. I find this to be one of my favorite mixes.



Mike Page
Mike Page



Simply beautiful and breath-taking. Thank you for such heavenly sets of heavenly music.