Artist: Valdimar | Single: Good Enough for Now
Valdimar is a true gem of a band. They have released two albums, both very successful on Iceland. Besides producing elegant, melodic, spacey and dramatic music, the band’s prime asset is singer Valdimar Guðmundsson’s gentle, sincere and soulful voice. Valdimar’s music is simply soothing to listen to. And if you haven’t listened to their music – don’t miss to check them out. Every track is worth your time. Promise.
This morning Validimar released a new single on Icelandic radio called Læt það duga. They also made an English version named Good Enough for Now. Click and listen below. Nice, isn’t it? That’s more than good enough boys!
Artists: Ívar Páll Jónsson & The Revolutionary Cellular Orchestra | Project: Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter
A brand new Icelandic musical will have its premiere in New York this summer. The man behind Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter is Ívar Páll Jónsson. It is described as an indie-musical about “three brothers living in perfect harmony and how it turns to conflict, shaking Elbowville to its core”. The two teaser tracks that have been released sound very promising. The Legacy Of Elbowville features Soffía Björg Óðinsdóttir on lead vocals and All We Need Is Confidence is sung by Hjalti Þorkelsson from Múgsefjun. Both are interesting, but All We Need Is Confidence is the standout, with smooth piano parts, clouds of strings and angelic backing vocals. It’s soaring bittersweetness is reminiscent of The Flaming Lips masterpiece Do You Realize??
The music on the album is performed by The Revolutionary Cellular Orchestra (RCO), and features an array of guest vocalists, including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Sigríður Thorlacius (Hjaltalín), Valdimar Guðmundsson (Valdimar) and more.
Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, premieres in NYC’s Greenwich Village in August 2014.