Grapevine Playlist: September 2016

Grapevine Playlist: September 2016

Published September 23, 2016

GANGLY – Holy Grounds
So this is a bouncy bass thing for you luxuriously soundsystemed car, but at the same time it has an icy wistfulness, so you’re alone in your car. It’s not full on hysterically sad, so you’re probably not just-dumped, but rather at that moment when you’re still getting Bragðarefurs at the ice cream shop, just before that magic moment when you re-join the gym.

GKR – Tala Um
It’s impossible not to like GKR. His music is brimming with humor, brash confidence and exuberance, his rhymes stumbling around the joyfully menacing beats laid down by Marteinn!, seemingly carefree, but always on point. A master in the making.

Alvia Islandia – Bubblegum Bitch
She may be sweet but she doesn’t sugar-coat. Alvia takes that dirty-covered trap record from your screen, washes it clean and tints it pink. The result is a pretty-girl narcotic sound that makes you feel like a total badass while you’re rushing to the candy store for 50% off hour. This one’s got nammi.

Sin Fang – Spaceland
The new Sin Fang album moves on from the lush indie-pop of 2013’s ‘Flowers’, into a confident, spacious electronic soundscape full of echoey alt-pop melodies and dreamy synth washes, also featuring a selection box of choice duets with Jónsi, Farao, Sóley and Jófríður.

Gýða Valtýsdóttir – Epicycle
We’ve been glued to this unusual album from the sometime múm singer—a long term project that interprets classical music of the last 2000 years through Gýða’s unique musical filter. It’s on Bandcamp now, and set for a physical release later this year. Read our in-depth interview here.


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