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stefan

2006.10.31 | iceland, music | no coments »

ultra

the first gig i saw at the iceland airwaves festival 2 weeks back was the icelandic band ultra mega technobandið stefán. in the space of about 30 minutes they rocked the venue – there was perhaps a hundred or so people there watching – about seven photographers up the front with very expensive cameras moshing along with the singer and taking thousands of pictures. the singers stripped off and was jumping around the place as his father was taping it all on video camera. the energy of the gig was just amazing.

photoset from their pravda gig on 2006.10.18: here

here are some youtube links: “cockpitter” + interview (in icelandic) + “story of a star”

they played a second gig on the sunday night in another venue – we had heard it was due to start at 0100 so we got to the venue at just before 0100 only to find out that they had started a little after 0000 – so we only got to see the last 2 minutes of (i think) cockpitter (see video above) which had four or five band members moshing in with the audience. (oh plus they are aged only 16 or something)

autumnal

2006.08.27 | music | no coments »

gets darker earlier these days – a little nip in the air – the ground has some brown leaves on it. listening to max richter – fantastic stuff.

piknik

2006.08.26 | ireland, music | no coments »

hurrah! rté are gonna broadcast some of electric picnic online next weekend.

burial

2006.08.23 | ireland, music | no coments »

was listening to a stream of dara and baz dj’ing on power fm the other day – they played one song by group called “burial”. i got their latest album and its simply astounding. unbelievable stuff.

bleep.com mp3 + flac purchase link

pip

2006.04.01 | music, photo, sigur rós | no coments »

lots and lots of people taking pictures at the two concerts last week – the screens of camera phones and small digicams was lighting up the audience like lighters held aloft at a scorpions concert. i tried to take similar pics at the mew concert here a few weeks back – but it wasnt as succesful.