The tiny, strange, and environmentally harsh Viking country of Iceland has produced some of the world's most original pop music of the past few decades, despite being inhabited by just 300,000 people. Fostered by a physical isolation from the world and temperatures that strongly encourage humans to stay inside, the nation has developed a music that tends just as much towards a light ethereality as it does jagged, experimental harshness. The soundtrack to this ironically-titled music documentary (originally called Gargandi Snilld) mixes lesser-known Icelandic acts (Bang Gang, Minuswith, Slowblow, Mugison) with ones that we can presume live inside the iPods of every other college kid (Sigur Rós, Múm, Björk). And while there is an unfortunate paucity of rarities by the better known acts, true discoveries abound: Mugison imagines the Kings of Convenience matched with White Hassle; Jóhann Jóhannsson's flotational sounds with the Kraftwerk voice trick are a joy; and you just have to hear the Apparat Organ Quartet. -Amazon Review
This album sounds pretty amazing. Does anyone by any chance have it and want to share, or know where I can find it online? I've searched stmusic.org and demonoid but to no avail.
EDIT: Here's the track listing: 1. Á Fero Til Breioafjaroar 2. All Is Full of Love - Björk, , Icelandic String Octet, Matmos, Zeena Parkins 3. #8 A.K.A. Popplagio 4. Odi et Amo - H, , Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gudmundur Kristmundsson 5. Green Grass of Tunnel - Múm 6. Find What You Get - Bang Gang 7. Romantica - Apparat Organ Quartet 8. Brostnar Borgir 9. Within Tolerance - Slowbow 10. Conversation 11. Motorcrash - The Sugarcubes 12. Bank = Færeyjar, Bruxelles, Barcelona, Reykjavík - Ghostigial, , Frosti Logason, 13. I'd Ask - Mugison 14. Fjarskanistan - Amina 15. Oceania - Björk, 16. Hrafnagaldur/Odin's Raven Magic - Schola Cantorum, Guamundss, The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra