Was an Independent, Do It Yourself Blog dedicated to Icelandic music by music slut Wim Van Hooste
October 13, 2011
Backyard - The Movie released tomorrow
The bands don't sound anything alike - they are all doing their own thing. What they share is a friendship, a mentality and approach that surpasses any superficial differences. This is not so much what you would call a 'scene'. It's a group of friends: Take Borko kicking off the movie with his lo-fi majesty against Hjaltalín's intricate baroque; múm's delicate patchwork against Reykjavík!'s drunken artwork or FM Belfast's ungovernable will to party (which marks the finale grande here). It's all there, and it works together because the shared idea is not a sound, but a feeling. This feeling is perfectly captured in Backyard.
Director Árni Sveinsson made two documentaries, one of them on Iceland's only pop legend Raggi Bjarna plus several music videos – lots of them for the bands that appear in Backyard.
The DVD comes with a CD with original live music from BACKYARD! Get it or forever repent!
Director: Árni Sveinsson
Producers: Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Baldvin Esra Einarsson
Writers: Árni Sveinsson & Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson
Camera: Árni Sveinsson, Guðlaugur Arnar Sigurðsson, Jón Tómas Einarsson, Ryan Parteka, Þórgnýr Thoroddsen, Friðrik Elís Ásmundsson und Árni Vilhjálmsson
Cutter: Árni Sveinsson
Music: Múm, Hjaltalín, FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, Sin Fang, Borko & Reykjavík!