Here are all of Gummi's jams.
by Buspin Jieber
My absolute final jam. Thanks, y'all, it's been an absolute dream, with just that little stumble at the end. And a huge SO to @Han,@flaneur, @ndreasa, @_ralph, and everyone else. #FuckYeahTIMJ #FinalJam #Icelandic
Jammed: 26th Sep 2015
by Girls Against Boys
Let's get this final day started. The world is about to end, the ship is sinking with everybody on board, the devil drags the dancehall down into to the pits of hell, so let's party into oblivion. #FuckYeahTIMJ #FinalDayJams #EternalJam #TillTheWheelsFallOff #KeepThePartyGoing #AwesomeJam
Jammed: 25th Sep 2015
by Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco's new album will most definately be high on my album-of-the-year list. Can't really get enough of it. Check it out: https://open.spotify.com/album/0fa2SQpyZ9t77hJmZZXDSj
Jammed: 21st Sep 2015
by PJ Harvey
A premiere at my work last night, an excellent performance of Sarah Kane's harrowing 4:48 Psychosis. And this song played a significant role, and I can't get it out of my head... #longlivethejams #eternaljam
Jammed: 11th Sep 2015
by Nevena Tzoneva
In honor of @thesunneversets jam, here's the bulgarian version of a rather famous pop ballad, quart tones and all...
Jammed: 3rd Sep 2015
by Ben Gibbard
Jammed: 17th Aug 2015
by S.H. Draumur
Icelandic indie from the late 80's at its best. The song is about a type of a popsicle very popular at that time called "grænn frostpinni" (green popsicle, literally "green frozen pin"). Loved that popsicle...
Jammed: 12th Aug 2015
So, our last chance to post jams. From now on I'll only post my favorite icelandic songs. Eclectic bunch, I promise. Megas is an institution in icelandic music. He's our Tom Waits, our Paolo Conte, our Jaques Brel. The odd-looking songsmith with simple songs but twisted, satiric lyrics, and perhaps it's impossible to understand his music unless you know Icelandic. This song, a play on the myth of Orpheus and Euridice, was released on his most celebrated album, Á bleikum náttkjólum (Wearing pink nightgowns). It's classic in every sense of the word. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megas)
Jammed: 9th Aug 2015
How about an atmospheric thursday? Kontinuum is a fairly young band, formed in 2010, with two albums already. They play some sort of athmospheric post-metal with touches of black metal and pagan. And a healthy dose of goth, if you insist... (https://www.facebook.com/kontinuumice)
Jammed: 25th Jun 2015
Legendary Icelandic punk rock. Utangarðsmenn (The Outsiders) is one of the most beloved rock groups in the history of Icelandic music. This song smacks a bit of cold war fever, describing what will happen when they'll drop the big one and gleefully announcing in the chorus: "You will all, you will all, you will all die. You'll get fried, you'll get burned"
Jammed: 12th Jun 2015
This could probably go down as the coolest use of a total eclipse ever. A video recorded on friday morning in the Faroe Islands, showing the band Hamferð playing a song live while the sun gets totally eclipsed by the moon in the background.
Jammed: 21st Mar 2015
Unsung heroes of the icelandic underground and all-around nice people. Currently on tour in Britain. This song (from their aptly titled LP "Bat Out of Hellvar") is just tremendous live, so catch'em if you can (more here: https://www.facebook.com/hellvar).
Jammed: 24th Feb 2015
by Ikarus (ft. Megas)
An old gem of the Icelandic post-punk period (1984 to be exact). Ikarus was an ad-hoc band formed by the painter Tolli Morthens, the brother of Bubbi (the most popular musician in the history of Icelandic music). This song features Megas, the icelandic Paolo Conte/Tom Waits/Shane MacGowan (if you get my drift), singing about the Crocodile Man who roams the city streets on weekends, looking to molest young girls, too drunk to protest. All ends well, because Laufey, an elderly woman, saves the girl at the last moment. True(ish) story, as Laufey actually existed, and lived downtown Reykjavík, close to where the teenagers gathered and partied and got hammered. She used to go out late on weekends and save the young ones (especially girls) who were in a bad state and let them sleep it out at her place until they got better. A legend. Musically speaking, note the volatile relationship between the bass and the guitar.
Jammed: 18th Feb 2015
A brand new day, a brand new song with a brand new group. A supergroup of sorts (if you follow icelandic indie music at all), a collaboration between Sindri from Sin Fan, Úlfur from Oyama and Jófríður from Samaris.
Jammed: 6th Feb 2015
Keeping it icelandic for the time being. Gorgeous shoegaze from the kids in Oyama from their new album, Coolboy (check it out: http://oyamaband.bandcamp.com/). And give these guys a hug if you meet them, they deserve it (and probably need it by the look of them...)
Jammed: 21st Jan 2015
by King Missile
Marty's birthday was yesterday. So here's a song for him, although the lyrics were probably more appropriate in the early 90's than they are today. Still, one of the loveliest homages to the great man.
Jammed: 18th Nov 2014
by King Missile
Marty's birthday was yesterday. So here a song for him, although the lyrics were probably more appropriate in the early 90's than they are today. Still, one of the loveliest homages to the great man.
Jammed: 18th Nov 2014
by Olivier Messiaen
#10bestclassical I was speechless when I first heard this. Still gives me goosebumps. Amazing piece, and Messiaen's obsession with birdsong is quite evident here.
Jammed: 27th Oct 2014
by Arvo Pärt
#10bestclassical Let's get the Estonians out of the way, shall we? Does Pärt really need an introduction? No composer has done more with the minor triad, and to such, ahem, profound effect.
Jammed: 23rd Oct 2014
by Cyrillus Kreek (The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
#10bestclassical The 4th one. Funny how many of my favorite pieces tend to be religious, being pretty much an atheist myself. Like this one: A small choral piece by an obscure Estonian composer called Cyrillus Kreek, using the 104th psalm as the basis. Kreek studied in St. Petersburg, but did his work in Estonia, studying Estonian folk music and traditions, which can easily be heard in his music. And this piece is just too good: Achingly beautiful, with perfect buildup and a crescendo to die for. And all this in just over two minutes. In a way it's the perfect pop song.
Jammed: 12th Oct 2014
by Ludwig van Beethoven
#10bestclassical I used to be a serious Beethoven fan, and even if my taste has since wandered from this kind of a romantic/classical bombast, there are still pieces that just get me every time. And even if this one has been beaten to a pulp (so to speak), used and abused, it hasn't lost any of its power.
Jammed: 10th Oct 2014
by Carl Nielsen
#10bestclassical The second entry (they don't come in any particular order). There is an amazingly dramatic silent movie playing in my head when I listen to this, probably starring Lilian Gish in crazy weather with a dying baby in her arms. Or something.
Jammed: 5th Oct 2014
by Nordic Chamber Choir
#10bestclassical For no particular reason. Just started thinking the other day about what classical works I liked the best. So, here come 10 pieces, in no particular order. Best to start with something nice and melodic.
Jammed: 1st Oct 2014
A jam inspired by this article in the Guardian: http://gu.com/p/4x2pe. What on earth is an anti-riff? Not surprisingly, the commentators on the article almost entirely argue about how to define that term. I instantly thought of this song: An anti-riff should go against what you expect, right? So, f.ex., instead of a chord progression, there is just one chord. Instead of a simple hooky melody, there's just one note. Or something else entirely. Any takers? #antiriff
Jammed: 26th Aug 2014
by The Smiths
This may be my favorite moment in the history of rock
Jammed: 31st May 2014
Officially the first day of summer here in Iceland (don't ask, one of those weird icelandic things. It usually snows on this day, anyway...). So, a brand new song from the crazy, zany and, erm, danish brothers of Powersolo. Utterly crazy. Zany, even.
Jammed: 24th Apr 2014
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