Was an Independent, Do It Yourself Blog dedicated to Icelandic music by music slut Wim Van Hooste

Was an Independent, Do It Yourself Blog dedicated to Icelandic music by music slut Wim Van Hooste
Moved back to I love Icelandic music & started new blog Icelandic Music Mob
The Enfant Terrible of the Icelandic Music Scene - Crapule de Luxe Islandaise
The Mob
and I love Icelandic music

October 29, 2011

R.I.P. Icelandic Music Maffia > Viva I love Icelandic music again - The Second Coming

R.I.P.
5 years  
 I love Icelandic Music
Start on 29. October 2006
Icelandic Music Maffia
R.I.P. on 29. October 2011
Every end has a start!

This is the last post.
Keep on listening to Icelandic music!
Keep on making good (or bad) Icelandic music!
Bad Taste rules anyway.
Keep on writing/blogging about Icelandic music!

Takk fyrir síðast!
Kæru vinir

I'll leave you this for the upcoming winter time:
I love Icelandic music (aka ILIM)
Icelandic Music Maffia (aka IMM)
Icelandic Music Museum (aka IMM 2)
Icelandic Music Mixtape (aka IMM 3)
and
Icelandic Music Mob (aka IMM4)
 C U All @  
The Second Coming of the I love Icelandic music blog
and follow my
Pönk 2012 Project
aka Rock in Reykjavik 2.0
1982-2012
Other interesting (music) stuff can be found:
Iceland Music Export (IMX) in English
Iceblah in English
Rjominn in Icelandic
Dr. Gunni in Icelandic
I heart Reykjavik in English
Iceland Review New about Iceland in English
Reykjavik Grapevine Magazine in English

October 22, 2011

Review of Iceland Airwaves 2011 Festival by Veerle Van Den Broeck

I asked my friend Veerle Van Den Broeck aka Little Fairy Tale Princess to write a review of this year's Iceland Airwaves festival.
Airwaves 2011 was superb. A few highlights, as Wim asked me.
Best Concert: Mugison @ Harpa
Coolest shoes: Sóley
Best Off Venue: Kippi Kaninus @ KEX
Best Demons in Disguise: Aela (I just adore that Snow White Costume)
Weirdest object a visitor brought along: Pineapple (during the Beach House concert @ the Art Museum)
Longest queue: NASA before tUnEyArDs (?)
Biggest splash in a swimming pool: Elvar (of Hellvar)
Chasing all the skinkas and hnakkis out of the Art Museum: HAM
Best visuals: Of Monsters and Men
Concert I would have wanted to see: Ólöf Arnalds
Best Discovery: Samaris
Best dress: Björk
Coolest hairdo: Q4U's singer Elly
Biggest killjoy: The weather

October 17, 2011

Song of the 237. Week is Vicky's "Gold"

237. Song of the Week is Vicky's song "Gold". Track nr. 10 on their 2nd album "Cast a light" (released 12. October 2011).


Icelandic Songs of the Week of 2007 - 2011
Take off 18. March 2007 - R.I.P. 17. October 2011
More than 200 great Icelandic tracks 
(brand new or (instant) classics)
  1. Ensími Slow return
  2. Ampop Sail to the moon
  3. Eberg Plastic lions
  4. Hellvar Electric toy
  5. Mammút Þorkell
  6. Mínus Futurist
  7. Pétur Ben White tiger
  8. Jeff Who? Death before disco
  9. Bogomil Font & Flís Eat your car
  10. Funí Morgunbæn
  11. Bang Gang It’s alright
  12. Ólöf Arnalds Í nýju húsi
  13. Þór Eldon & Dagur Sigurðarson Daudaskammtur
  14. Benni Hemm Hemm Snjór Ljós Snjór
  15. Dyrðin Hunangsdropar
  16. kimono Japanese Policemen
  17. Lada Sport Tango in the valley of death
  18. Holiday in the sun
  19. Holiday in the sun
  20. Steindór Andersen & Sigur Rós Fjöll í Austri Fagurblá
  21. Hafdís Huld Ski jumper
  22. The Way Down Bring me the sun
  23. Jan Mayen We just want to get everybody high
  24. Retro Stefson Medallion
  25. Yukatan House
  26. Emiliana Torrini Gollum’s Song
  27. Hudson Wayne Coffee
  28. Fræbbblarnir Ó Fræbbblar vors lands
  29. HAM Voulez-vous
  30. Brúðarbandid Sid
  31. Worm is Green Love will tear us apart
  32. Mr Silla & Mongoose Ten foot bear
  33. Unun Mexikó
  34. Elíza Empire Fall
  35. Bloodgroup Moving like a tiger
  36. Morðingjarnir Airwaves
  37. Motion Boys Hold me closer to your heart
  38. Ólafur Arnalds Himininn er að hrynja en störnurnar fara Þér vel
  39. Dimma Mama
  40. Jóhann G. Jóhannsson Kjötsúpa
  41. Stafrænn Hákon &Unstatuesque Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  42. Sometime Heart of spades
  43. UMTBS Story of a star
  44. Sprengjuhöllin Worry til spring
  45. Védis A beautiful life
  46. Dr. Gunni Helvitis gráðugu fífl
  47. Purrkur Pillnikk Óvænt
  48. Þeyr Killer boogie
  49. FM Belfast Synthia
  50. Sudden Weather Change Kill goretrout
  51. Þursaflokkurinn Skriftaganger
  52. Borko Spoonstabber
  53. Dísa Temptation
  54. The Sugarcubes Dancing Queen (demo)
  55. Björk Wanderlust (Ratatat Remix)
  56. Kenya This is real
  57. Who Knew Sharpen the knife
  58. Ourlives The audience part 2
  59. Amiina Fjarskanistan
  60. Blindfold Don’t think it’s a sin
  61. Andhéri Stundum veit ég ekki hvar ég er
  62. Dr. Gunni & Vinur hans O kisa min
  63. Reykjavík! Æji plís
  64. Rúnar Eff Disco freaks
  65. Singapore Sling Guiding light
  66. Heiða Loftborg
  67. Vicky The Plan
  68. BOB Under the influence of My Bloody Valentine
  69. Steed Lord featuring Krummi Bucket of  blood
  70. Úlpa Dinzl
  71. Gavin Portland This ain’t the Dakota
  72. Tommygun Preachers Battle of the Monkeys
  73. Barði Jóhannsson & Noemi Dream
  74. Pornopop Hangover you
  75. Rúnk Klapparstígur
  76. Sverrir Bergmann Snow
  77. For a Minor Reflection Óhljód
  78. Inside Bilderberg Return of the pigs
  79. Hungry & The Burger Cosmonauts
  80. Plúseinn Shake
  81. Dynamo Fog Rock & Rock
  82. Naflakusk Habacap
  83. Elly Vilhjálms Vegir liggja till alla átta
  84. Æla Óður til hinna guðdómlegur
  85. Slugs Lesbiur
  86. Jet Black Joe Higher and higher
  87. The Viking Giant Show Chemicals
  88. The Pet Cemetery Cold hands
  89. Texas Jésus Salatbar
  90. Sin Fang Bous Catch the light
  91. Múgsefjun Dag eftir dag
  92. Rúnar Júliusson & Hjálmar Blæbrigði lífsins
  1. Bob Justman Most of all
  2. Dr. Spcok Doctor Patient Relationship
  3. Ruddinn I need a vacation
  4. Toggi Silly Old Song
  5. 7oi The problems are complicated
  6. Klive Don’t give up the ghost
  7. Sólstafir Köld  
  8. Maus Poppaldin 
  9. Trabant Superman (Remix by Worm is Green) 
  10. Daisy Hill Puppy Farm Young blood 
  11. Sindri Eldon Honeydrew 
  12. Sing for me Sandra The fight 
  13. Cosmic Call Cold hands 
  14. Bag of Joys Sveitasnakk 
  15. Nögl My world 
  16. Captain Fufanu The lake trough Lake Town 
  17. Íkarus Krókódílamaðurinn 
  18. Sleeping Prophets 1,2,3! 
  19. Leaves We are shadows 
  20. Cynic Guru Drugs 
  21. Vonbrigði Sykill 
  22. Foreign Monkeys Molla 
  23. Anonymous Tao 
  24. Hermigervill Starlight 
  25. Prinspólo Átjan & hundrað 
  26. Snorri Helgason Freeze-out 
  27. Retrön Slow me 
  28. GusGus Add this song 
  29. Pís of keik Ég og Nonni 
  30. Björt Sigfinns Raining 
  31. Árstiðir Látum okkur sjá 
  32. Stjörnukisi Reykeitrun 
  33. Pedro Pilatus Stella 
  34. Weapons Up tight 
  35. Skelkur í brengu Sindri drepa 
  36. Bróðir Svartúlfs Rólan Sveiflast enn 
  37. Me, the Slumbering Napoleon She’s a maniac 
  38. Hjálmar Það sýnir sig 
  39. DJ Musician I put my hand up in the air 
  40. Lady & Bird Not going anywhere 
  41. Hafdís Huld Robot, Robt 
  42. Hellvar Falsetto 
  43. Óli Popp You and I 
  44. Ljósvaki Indigo Revolution 
  45. Pascal Pinon Djölflasnaran 
  46. Sykur Bite me  
  47. Lára Rúnarsdóttir In between 
  48. Hjaltalín Hooked on chili 
  49. Cosmic Call Owls 
  50. Svavar Knútur Clementine 
  51. Stafrænn Hákon Hátiðarskap 
  52. Nóra Opin fyrir morði 
  53. Reptile Kindness &Love 
  54. Berndsen Dark times 
  55. Plúseinn Heat 
  56. Foreign Monkeys Los 
  57. Elíza Newman Hopeless case 
  58. Fábula Call it a night  
  59. Markús &The Diversion Sessions Now I know 
  60. Hildur Guðnadóttir, BJ Nilsen &Stilluppsteypa The Temple of the Holy Tooth 
  61. FM Belfast Par Avion (RMX Retro Stefson) 
  62. Benni Hemm Hemm Retaliate 
  63. Seabear Softship 
  64. Sindri Eldon The Ugly Truth 
  65. Who Knew Perfect parenting 
  66. Thor Kristinsson Our love 
  67. Ruddinn feat. Heiða Cover the distance 
  68. Biogen Element 
  69. Hank &Tank Precious one 
  70. Eberg & Pétur Ben Come On, Come Over 
  71. Futuregrapher Acid Hverfisgata 
  72. Kakali The Cave 
  73. Two Step Horror King Bee 
  74. S.H. Draumur Helmút á mótorhjóli 
  75. Siggi Ármann Every second 
  76. Steini Beat Love Down 
  77. Miri Ég á heimi á Íslandi 
  78. Pollopönk Kjólakallinn 
  79. Of Monsters & Men Love Love Love 
  80. Bellatrix Dare Devil 
  81. Toggi Take me dancing 
  82. Reptilicus Okkar heili er innsiglaður 
  83. Prinspólo Underwear (FM Belfast cover) 
  84. Berglind Ágústsdóttir (feat. Hellvar) Kúrekastelpan
  85. Moses Hightower Vandratað 
  86. Biggibix Situation 
  87. Swords of Chaos Skeletons having sex on a tin roof 
  88. Amiina Over and Again 
  89. Hairdoctor Dagur Eitt 
  90. Svartidauði The Temple of Deformation 
  91. For a Minor Reflection Flóð 
  92. Króna Maðurinn sem vildi verða Guð 
  93. Suicide Coffee Party People 
  94. Lifun Ein stök ást 
  95. Holiday in Norway 
  96. Vicky Portrait 
  97. Skorpulifur Eldur og Ís 
  98. Singapore Sling One more trip 
  99. Peter and Wolf Lagið um Guð 
  100. Hostile Ad infinitum 
  101. Nolo Pretty face 
  102. Just another snake cult Spell of Platonic reversal 
  103. Dyrðin Snjófólk 
  104. Kúra Einstein 
  105. Morning After Youth Lived 
  106. Skálmöld Kvaðning 
  107. Ljótu hálfvitarnir Bjór, meiri bjór 
  108. Valdimar Undraland 
  109. Mugison Haglél 
  110. Biogen On with the show 
  111. California Cheeseburger On the beach 
  112. Prince Valium Crying hearts 
  113. Sóley Theater Island 
  114. Apparat Organ Quartet Söngur geimunglingsins 
  115. Lockerbie Snjóljón 
  116. Caterpillarmen Revenge 
  117. Inside Bilderberg Superposition 
  118. Sudden Weather Change A smoke trail in the sky 
  119. Orphic Oxtra Hey  
  120. Jón Þór Ólafsson Tímavell 
  121. Plastic Gods Zero Tolerance 
  122. Two Tickets To Japan Stellar patterns 
  123. Johnny and The Rest Sunday blues 
  124. Kira Kira Gremlin holiday 
  125. Vigri Drag down the dark 
  126. Spacevestite The skies will leave the light on 
  127. FM Belfast In line 
  128. 1860 Snæfellsnes 
  129. GusGus Deep inside 
  130. Manslaughter Eistnafluglagið 
  131. Rúnk Rúnk 
  132. Ofvitarnir Time the elevator 
  133. Saytan Empire 
  134. Hellvar I should be cool 
  135. Samaris Góða tungl 
  136. Ruddinn Supersonic situation 
  137. Krummi Broken clock 
  138. The battle of brothers 
  139. HAM Ingimar 
  140. Ikea Satan Babaramas 
  141. Two Step Horror Wray 
  142. Skurken Lager fyrir Futuregrapher 
  143. KJARR Harvest (go to sleep) 
  144. Dathi Bitter sweet tears
  145. Vicky Gold

October 16, 2011

Best Icelandic Albums of 2011, so far...

Icelandic music I like - My personal favorites of this year are:
1. Hellvar "Stop that noise" (Kimi Records)

2. HAM "Svik, Harmur og Dauði" (Smekkleysa)

3. Reykjavik! "Locust Sounds" (Kimi Records)
  Cats - Reykjavík! by Reykjavík!
4. Vicky "Cast a light"

5. Ruddinn "Need a vacation"


Good 2: Mugison's "Haglél" (his first one in Icelandic), FM Belfast's "Don't want to sleep", Björk's "Biophilia" (if you can call it an album with all the Apps).
Most disappointing album by Sykur. Just to mention one. Sorry guys.
Still prefer Sykurmolarnir.

"dEUS" does not exist, but if he does...


Goodmorning Reykjavik! - Here are The Murderers to Wake You Up!

Going Underground
Morðingjarnir/The Murderers
"Sunnudagsmorgun í Reykjavik" (Sunday Morning in R'vik!)


What to do on a lazy morning/afternoon with a hangover (or not, whatever) in downtown R'vik on the last Hellv/ar/itis day of the Airwaves?
Feed the ducks @ Tjörnin lake near the City Hall. Buy yourself a hot dog with everything @ the best place in town, near the flea market/old harbour of Reykjavik. The bad boys Metallica & Bill Clinton were there long before you ;-)
Go to the Flea Market Kolarportið. Taste the rotten shark, sheep head, Icelandic candy; or just a tasty icecream will do for most of you. You can find some good (and bad) 2nd hand Icelandic music there 2. Have a kebab, pizza, sandwich on the way back. You're 100% ready for the final night & morning of Airwaves 2011 after a cup of coffee or thee.
Don't forget to drink plenty of Icelandic water, tap or other H20. The pure Air is for free.
Buy an apple in the supermarket you can eat it while waiting outside if you're unlucky. Just eat when you get in line. Make friends with people in the row before & behind you.
Free you're mind & the rest will follow.
Go & see the band Hellvar (with Haukur of Morðingjarnir on bass) @ Munnharpan @ Harpa (the huge glasscube by the harbour, you already know, you can't miss it) @ 17:00 sharp. And say "Hi". Or go to Hellvar Online.
Or here for the new version:
Personal Advice provided for free by Your Doctor ;-)

October 15, 2011

MÓGIL Off-Venue @ 12Tónar Record Store @ Iceland Airwaves 2011

MÓGIL Off-Venue @ Iceland Airwaves 2011@ 12Tónar, Reykjavík on 14. October 2011
The only Belgian-Icelandic band there is, as far as I know, unless you call Reykjavík! also a Belgian-Icelandic band ...

Although I think GuildfordGhost should buy a better camera next year.

Synthia in Icelandic music

Synthia in Icelandic music
Worm is Green
"Synthia", on the album "Push Play" (Mikrofona, 2007)

FM Belfast
"I can feel love/Synthia" @ Botanique venue, Brussels, Belgium (February 2010)
2  songs featured on their debut album "How to make friends" (World Champion Records, 2010)
Performed for a full house: an audience of Belgian Iceland(ic music) lovers & Icelanders living/working in Belgium (& even around Belgium)