Straumur’s Top 5 Icelandic Albums of 2016

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#5 Samaris – ‘Black Lights’ On their third and most mature album Samaris deliver threefold on their early promise as…

Straumur: Disco And Not Disco

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Earlier this summer we introduced you to the debut album from Andi, who makes delightful retro-sounding instrumental synth pop with…

STRAUMUR: Excursion To The Ambient Underwaterground

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Sindri Freyr Steinsson is a jack of many musical trades. He explores surf punk with a theremin twist in the…

Straumur: Life Secretive

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A comprehensive overview of the 2016 Secret Solstice experience. Thursday The Good Flatbush Zombies Flatbush Zombies incited a minor riot…

Straumur: Icelanders Abroad

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For the first time in the history of this column, the Straumur editorial board went outside of Iceland to mine…

Sci-fi Disco, 60s Lounge And Berlin Techno

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An odd recording came over our transom last month: the self-titled debut album/cassette of electronic musician Andi, which came out…

Straumur: Tarnished

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Musical recycling is a long and enduring tradition, kept alive this month by a gem of a remix, Einar’s Indra…

Nintendo, Slack Rock And Psychos!

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This month saw the release of ‘Polyhedron’, the debut LP from the long-overlooked one-man band Laser Life. The one man…

Straumur: High Quality House & Melting Hearts

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The editorial board of Straumur travelled all the way to Ísafjörður over Easter to witness the always extremely chilled and…

Straumur: The Voice Of A (de)Generation

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The find of February for us was local band kef LAVÍK. Although they didn’t perform at Sónar, they were there…