From Iceland — Download This: DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip's “Hjari veraldar”

Download This: DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip’s “Hjari veraldar”

Published June 22, 2015

As you might have noticed as you passed your eyes over this issue’s cover, we’re currently all about the new DJ flugvél og geimskip album, ‘Nótt á hafsbotni’ (trans: “Night at the Bottom of the Ocean”). For anyone who’s found Iceland’s recent musical exports a little tame, DJ flugvél og geimskip (Steinunn Harðardóttir) is the remedy—her music is a mutant strain of pop that ditches conventional songwriting in favour of skittering, oddball rhythms, Middle Eastern scales and plenty of cosmic vibez. The new album is drawn from a deeper and darker palette than her debut, but the lead single “Hjari Veraldar” (trans: ‘Edge of the Universe’) is a vivid scribble of a song, from the two earworm melodies to the “noise solo” and, of course, a rap interlude.

Listen to the track above, or download it for free here (right-click and save as).

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