asdfhg.’s “Kirkjusandur (óður til strætó nr. 12)” (in English, “Kirkjusandur, ode to bus 12”) is our dreamlike track of the issue! Steinunn and Orri, the two young kids behind asdfhg., both live close to Kirkjusandur, and took frequent walks around the area last summer—as such, they felt the name Kirkjusandur encapsulates their friendship. “Ode to bus 12,” however, is a reference to the fact that Steinunn often has to stand out in the cold for extended periods of time waiting for that bus. Bonus fun fact: they have a favourite bus driver who has long hair, who they’ve given the nickname “Bus Jesus” (the song is not about him, though).
The electro duo recently released their first EP together called ‘Skammdegi’ (“Short Days”), which was written and released in the short Icelandic winter days. asdfhg. will perform for the very first time at Sónar Reykjavík, so be sure to check them out!
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Meet asdfhg., The Accidental Musician
When the 2015 Kraumur nominations were announced, one name stood out among the usual suspects because frankly, no one knew who on earth was behind the project. Many even doubted that it originated in Iceland.