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Stereo Hypnosis To Play Canadian Harvest Festival

Stereo Hypnosis To Play Canadian Harvest Festival

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Published September 11, 2012

Canada will get a taste of Icelandic electronica when Stereo Hypnosis plays the first night of the 2012 Harvest Festival on September 14. The father and son duo Óskar and Pan Thorarensen will share the stage with electronic groups from across the globe.
Stereo Hypnosis formed in 2006 on Flatey Island, located in western Iceland in Breiðarfjörður Bay. It was there that they recorded their first album, 2007’s ‘Parallel Island.’ The band has since recorded two additional albums, 2009’s ‘Hypnogogia’ and 2010’s ‘Synopsis,’ a collaboration with Italian sound artist Pulse.
Óskar originally entered the music scene in the early 1980s with the art and music collective Inferno 5. He is also known for recording ambient music under the name Jafet Melge. Pan, the younger Thorarensen, has made a name for himself in the Icelandic hip-hop and electronica music scene under the name Beatmakin Troopa.
The Harvest Festival takes place in Ontario, Canada and features electronica and trance bands from North America, Europe and Australia. This will be Stereo Hypnosis’ second appearance at the festival, due in part to funding provided by the Icelandic Hollusta, Hraun í Ölfus i Söl and the Iceland Phallological Museum.  Yes, really, the Phallological Museum.



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Carry Me, Mark Kozelek

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Markéta Irglová Plays in Harpa Concert Hall tonight

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Academy Award winning musician Markéta Irglová will play at Harpa concert hall tonight as part the final step of her two-month tour around Europe and North America. Markéta first came to prominence as a seventeen year old in the Irish feature film ‘Once.’ The film ended up claiming the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song and Marketa subsequently toured for years with her co-star Glen Hansard under the banner of “The Swell Season”. In more recent times Iceland has become Markéta’s adopted home, and her new album ‘Remember’ was entirely written here. “I came to Iceland for the first time with

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Welcome To The New Year

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By the time this issue hits the streets, we will be halfway through the fourteenth edition of the Iceland Arwaves festival. At the day of publication, Friday November 7, Straumur will be hosting an off-venue show at the independent cinema Bíó Paradís, where Vorhees, Sin Fang and Unknown Mortal Orchestra will perform (in that order!) from 16:15-19:00. Later that same day, we will also be hosting an official Airwaves show at Gaukurinn (starting at 20:00) where, among others, Oyama, Strigaskór Nr. 42, Black Bananas and Fufanu will grace the stage. The off-venue in Bíó Paradís continues throughout the weekend during

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