The Kraumur Music Fund recognised seven standout albums of 2013 at its seventh annual ceremony held yesterday.
A twenty-person committee aided Kraumur in the selection process, ranking 10 albums from a list of 20 albums narrowed down from more then 170 released this year. The following seven, listed in alphabetical order, received the award:
Cell7 – Cellf
Dj. flugvél og geimskip – Glamúr í geimnum
Grísalappalísa – Ali
Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson – Patterns
Just Another Snake Cult – Cupid Makes A Fool of Me
Mammút – Komdu til mín svarta systir
Sin Fang – Flowers
Established in 2008 by the Board of Aurora Charity Fund, Kraumur works to support Icelandic music, and in particular new and up-and-coming talent.
“Icelandic musical life has a special uniqueness, in particular because of the palpable power and boldness that characterise young musicians. The Sugarcubes and Björk pioneered the global explosion of Icelandic music, and many musicians have followed in their footsteps with amazing results,” an Aurora Charity Fund release stated at the time of the music fund’s establishment.
“Today, the Icelandic music experience has become one of the strongest elements of the image that Iceland and Icelanders enjoy abroad. The unusual interplay of pop and classical music can be a driving force in on-going successes. The support of young musicians in their works, and in various forms of cooperation, creates a stronger foundation under this important growth area of Icelandic culture.”