For A Minor Reflection Are Comin’ To Gitcha!

For A Minor Reflection Are Comin’ To Gitcha!

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Published October 15, 2010

It’s all in the name. At least in the case of For a Minor Reflection. We
dare anyone to imagine what music made by a band called For a Minor
Reflection would sound like, and then comparing that to band’s music.
Chances are you were pretty close, right?
In any case, they are called For a Minor Reflection, and they play a
proggy sort of post-rock that has managed to capture the hearts and
imagination of quite a lot of people in the relatively short time
they’ve been operating. International tours, releases, fans – they’ve
got it all. For good reason too, these guys know how to put together
songs and perform shows. Often folks will leave them feeling all
enchanted and high-spirited. They conjure a mood, and they convey things
with their music. They are a pretty great band, especially when you
consider how young they really are.
Check out their show on Friday. Also, read their answers to our questions below!
Who are you? What can we expect from your Airwaves appearance, and what can we expect of you in general?
For a Minor Reflection consists of four young fellas who like loud and
melodic music. You can expect a very energetic performance and lots of
What are some of the acts you want to see at this festival, and why?
I really want to see Robyn, Moderat, Bombay Bicycle Club and Alex Metric DJ set.
Are there any acts missing from the bill that you’d like to see on there?
Not that I can think of at the moment…
Wow. There are, like, one million ‘international’ acts on this year’s
schedule. Have you heard of any of them? Are you excited to see any of
them?  Do you believe this changes anything for the festival in general,
and its spirit?

I’ve heard of most of them, have actually shared a stage with couple of
them and therefore I am really looking forward seeing them. I don’t
think it changes anything. You are always discovering new bands, and
that’s what Iceland Airwaves is kind of known for: “discovering” new
bands at the right time.
Looking back, do you have a favourite edition of Iceland Airwaves? And if so, why?
Definitely the year when Bloc Party, Chromeo and !!! played.
A lot of our readers are first time Airwaves-visitors. Do you have
any tips for them? What to see, what to do, what to avoid, etc? Where to
buy records? Or a good place to grab a bite or get away from it all for
a while?

Just don’t sleep your day away, get up even though you’re hungover as
fuck. Enjoy the day and see all the millions of bands that are playing
both on- and off-venue.
Given that most Airwaves-visitors won’t have a lot of time in their
schedule to see the Icelandic countryside, are there any nature-havens
close by that you’d recommend?

Has a lot changed in the Icelandic music scene since Airwaves 2009? How about Airwaves 2002?

I don’t remember Airwaves 2002, but no, not much has changed since
Airwaves 2009. Only more bands who have seen the light of day, both bad
ones and good ones.
Who are your favourite Icelandic acts these days?
Rökkurró, Agent Fresco, Mammút and Sudden Weather Change.
A lot of international journalists like to ask: “How has kreppa
affected the Icelandic music scene.” Do you think the question is valid?
Do you have a preferred way of answering it?

It hasn’t affected me that much, so no; I don’t have any witty answer for that unfortunately.
Anything else?
Have a good day!
Watch For a Minor Reflection performing RIGHT NOW!
Watch For a Minor Reflection is playing tonight, Friday 22:30 at Iðnó.

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Grapevine TV At Airwaves 2010


The Grapevine had a film crew documenting Airwaves this year. For a recap of this five day festival, which saw a record number of performers, check out this video by former intern Sigurður Kjartan Kristinsson and his talented film crew. It has nice coverage of some of this year’s greatest gigs and includes some fun interviews with fans and bands alike. Viewer Discretion Advised: There is some nudity. GrapevineTV at Iceland Airwaves 2010 from Raven Films on Vimeo.

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My Airwaves Discovery Of The Year: The Dandelion Seeds


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Oh Oh Oh Canada


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Efterklang Inspires A New Generation Of Efterkids


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NASA – Sunday

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Photo by Hvalreki The first band to play that night was Orphic Oxtra who helped get me over my intense anger (at NASA, they charged money for water) with their fun Balkan inspired ensemble. The band is great; they have a lot of energy and play music that you could really go nuts to, if you wanted. Unfortunately no one there seemed to want to, which wasn’t too surprising given that this was the last night of five days of going nuts. The place was pretty full, though, people were mainly expressing their enjoyment through the nodding of their hungover

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Sódóma – Sunday

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Photo by Hvalreki [For whatever reason, we had the hardest time getting people to review Sódóma that Sunday night. It seems everyone wanted to be at NASA (or at home, licking their wounds). Thus, we divided the night’s duties between the above writers. Bogi Bjarnason kicks it off] The Foreign Monkeys take stage first on Sunday night. There isn’t much to report of their show. The crowd is sparse, as customary for such an early slot. The Monkeys address the crowd in English, which seems like something the minority of local bands have done to during the festival (maybe it

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