Even after the end of the Iceland on the Edge Festival in Brussels this year, Icelandic music is still hot in Belgium this summer.
First of all a Review of the 5th Sigur Rós Album "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust" in Belgian HUMO Magazine By CV (I want to have that beer !).
The new Album sounds "trusty". But the CD is everything except a revision exercise.
“Við spilum endalaust” is een sharp song with powerfull climax provided by the windinstruments “
Gobbledigook” is even more radio-friendly, with even a lalala-chorus and a video full of nudists running like hippies through forests and fields
“Illgresi” is a folky ballad with in the end some strings
“Ára bátur” starts with 4 minutes of piano, followed by The London Sinfonietta and The London Oratory School Schola delivering the final orgasm
“All Alright” is Sigur Rós first song in English
Sigur Rós Two Times on a Belgian Festival Stage this summer:
5. July @ Rock Werchter Festival
14. August @ Pukkelpop Festival
22. August @ Brussels Summer Festival
Ólöf Arnalds & Ólafur Arnalds
25. August @ Feeërieën Festival @ Warandepark, Brussels
19.00: Ólöf Arnalds
For the first time on stage in Belgium - the Icelandic Vashti Bunyan - she worked together with Mugison and Slowblow - was on tour with múm - Debut Album "Við Og Við" (produced by Kjartan of Sigur Rós)
21:45: Ólafur Arnalds
He brings epic piano music with strings & electronics - Debut was "Eulogy for Evolution" - He recently released the EP "Variations Of Static" - For the fans of Max Richter and Icelander Jóhann Jóhannsson