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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.

Enjoy.

Comments

Chris_Ambience

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

Nicholas Boone-Lutz

"To fix them more securely, use cellulose glue." Great mix.

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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.

Firnwald
Firnwald

nice

Mike Page
Mike Page

Superb!

sirCHAMPA
sirCHAMPA

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

delly47
delly47

fantastic

Hans van Wijk

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