Label: Sena - SCD609 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Iceland • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Acoustic
The music of Iceland includes vibrant folk and pop traditions, as well as an active classical and contemporary music scene. Iceland's traditional music is related to Nordic music forms.
Although Iceland has a very small population, it is home to many famous and praised bands and musicians. Icelandic music has a very long tradition. With some songs still sung today dating from 14th century. Folk songs are often about love, sailors, masculinity, hard winters, as well as elves Plug Me In - Microchip - Dont Watch The Static, trolls and other mythological creatures, and tend to be quite secular and often humorous.
In the early 18th century, European dances like polkawaltzreel and schottische begin to arrive via Denmark. After their arrival, native dance and song traditions fell into serious decline. In recent years, efforts have been made to revive native Icelandic forms. Protestantism has also left its mark on the music of Iceland.
The music of Iceland includes vibrant folk and pop traditions and is expanding in its variety of sound styles and genres. Icelandic popular music today includes many bands and artists, ranging from indie and pop-rock to electronic music. It is also increasingly becoming recognized for its vibrant and growing metal and hardcore scene. Widely known outside Iceland, they were immortalized in an episode of The Simpsons  and more recently in Rigor Mortis - CPI - Chinchillin episode of Game of Thrones.
In they won the European Border Breakers Awards. Female singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini is an established Icelandic artist. Her song " Jungle Drum ", from her album Me and Arminiis well known abroad and reached number one in the German, Austrian, Belgium and Icelandic single charts.
Her latest album Tookahreleased inreached the Top 50 album charts Ást - Various - Acoustic Iceland several countries. The alternative and metal scene is vibrant with Icelandic bands playing large festivals in Europe and the United States. The metal-band Solstafir is widely known outside Iceland. Already back in they had a contract for their debut album with a German record label. Their sound is often compared to Explosions in the Sky or the Scottish post-rock band Mogwai.
Iceland also has a thriving extreme metal scene which is gaining recognition abroad. So far they released nine studio albums. Ben Frostborn in Melbourne, living in Reykjavik, is bringing together electronic soundscapes with classical elements and noisy tunes. His latest album, Aurorawas released in June The trio Samaris have gained attention, especially in Europe, and have played festivals all over Europe. Their self-released EP, Stofnar fallareceived positive reviews and was followed by their self-titled debut album, released in July Mengi in Reijkjavik is a centre for avant garde musicexperimental music and contemporary music.
The organisation organizes performancesexhibitions Sex In Malibu - Malibu Stacy - Malibu Stacy E.P., conferences and runs a recording studio and a record label. Classical music came to Iceland comparatively late, with the first Iceland composers working in the western, classical tradition emerging Ást - Various - Acoustic Iceland the late 19th century and the early 20th century.
Today, Iceland has a vibrant classical music scene, with numerous composers of contemporary music achieving international success. The first proper orchestral concert in Iceland was held inin conjunction with the royal visit of Christian X of Denmarkthe reigning monarch of Iceland.
Icelandic classical instrumentalists have achieved success internationally. He was awarded Icelandic citizenship in Iceland hosts a variety of music festivals. The biggest festival is Iceland Airwaves with over guests. There is also an up-and-coming festival, Secret Solsticewhich was held for the first time in the summer ofJune 20— The festival took place at the Laugardalur recreational area, Inspid 2000 - In Flames - Colony known as Hot Spring Valley, which is located just 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik.
Concert hall Harpa is the biggest venue in Iceland. The opening concert was held on May 4, Smaller concerts are held at smaller venues or pubs located mainly around capital area. Some of the labels mostly concentrate on one genre, whilst others are promoting many types of music.
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