These eleven days full of wicked music, suprising impressions, recreation, and new impulses were above and beyond all our expectations. This has been made possible by the honest warmth, unrestricted hospitality and splendit creativity of the people who have supported us: Steinnun, Isak, Flyðra, Curver, Sólveig, Margrét, Kenneth, Jónbi, Harpa, Steinunn, Orri. Þakka þér kærlega fyrir!
We’d like to thank all of the bands (all mentioned below) we have met, listen to and recorded during our stay in Iceland. You brought a fantastic mix of diversity to us!
The venues supporting the OE2Iceland recordings were: Hlemmur Square, Dillion, and a secret spot. Their frankness and sense of improvisition backed us under even confusingly recording conditions.
Hið myrka man celebrated their second dark wave festival Myrkramakt II in Reykjavík. During two powerful nights of noise, goth, darkwave and electronic music, these 20 bands (Necro Bros, Kvöl, Venetian Blinds, Án, IDK/IDA, AAIIEENN, Húni, Skrattar, Lord Pusswhip, Kuldaboli, Drekkar, Roht, Madonna & child, Kaleikur, Meðlæti, Kælan Mikla, Dulvitund, Dada Pogrom, Hatari, Glass apple Bonzai, Visuals by Alice Topsøe-Jensen) presented the peak of the current icelandic undergound at the secret spot. We were proud to document this outstanding event. | Klick here for the video!
dj. flugvél og geimskip’s tunes from outer space is oh so fun, can you imagine? (Hotel Alda)
VIL was our discovery of new dreamy sounds during a saturdays noon at IÐA Zimsen.
Prins Póló and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson freaked us out at Hlemmur Square.
Samaris for starting the day at noon (KEX Hostel).
Kælan Mikla. Here the three Kælans were reunited after 3 moths at the crowded Loft Hostel.
asdfhg. at Loft Hostel. Their retained but powerful lofi elektro deeply touched us.
Skelkur í bringu. Well prepared they went into the hustle of airwaves ’16.
Pink Street Boys and the first check of color key in an 80s music video style.
Tomorrow we will sail back to Europe.
We arrived 23 days ago with a car packed full of equipment and one idea. Now, we will leave with our mind full of new impressions, awesome encounters and great ideas; our hearts replenish with spontaneous creativity, inspiring diversity and magnificent music.
All of this came true by the following, who were open to our ideas, supported us and cooperated together with us: Roger & Anne Oksavik, der Warst, Jasmine Guffond, Radio Iceland, Katt Hernandez & Gus Loxbo, Cafe Babalú, Teitur Magnússon, Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir & Grúska Babúska, Carolina Salas, Kælan Mikla, Gaukurinn, Berglind Agustsdottir & Seydisfjord festival, Tvísöngur, Ólafur, Trux’o'flux, Studio Silo, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Mengi, Jara, Kópavogskirkja, Antimony, Lay Low, Saga Fest, Stokkseyrarsel, Hugar, Soffía Björg, Art is Dead, Kira Kira, Sísý Ey, UniJon, VAR, Vio, Kippi Kaninus, Ylja, Fufanu, Ofur hljóð/ljós.
Thx a bunch to all of you!!! Special thanks to Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir!
The mainstage recording at Saga Fest was a great pleasure! Special thanks for the great support to the amazing sound guys from Ofur hljóð/ljós. They made everything possible. More about here: OE2iceland at Saga Fest
We were interviewed by Radio Iceland about Orange ‘Ear, our motivation bringing it to Iceland and the upcoming plans.
A Permanent Soundtrack to Your Life by Jasmine Guffond
Here, the app is used by Orange ‘Ear in Reykjavík on a walk down Laugavegur.
“Anywhere, All the Time – a permanent soundtrack to your life, is an application for android devices that sonifies WI-FI and GPS networks, providing a sonic presence to phenomena that usually lies beyond human perception. Intersecting with the social, technological and political convergences within modern society, a society on the move – one walks through the city intercepting these wireless global infrastructures, the sonification of which, creates a compositional mapping within our everyday environments”.
Roger & Anne Oksavik play one of Rogers songs about their Norwegian home at the Sky Lounge of the Norröna.
der Warst performs a spontaneous noise music set at the stage of the Viking Club at the Norröna around midnight.
der Warst plays self constructed instruments like the prototype of a noise-effect-modulator and an incredible video2sound-transformator, both hosted in old fashioned telephones.
We will hit the road next Friday. Looking forward to meet our dear friends Lay Low, dj. flugvél og geimskip, the bunch from Saga Fest, and all the other iclandic musicians crossing our way on the upcoming #OE2iceland tour.
…and print some fancy neon orange sticker!
Eine wunderbare Radio-Stunde in der wir über OE2iceland sprechen und Musik aus Island vorstellen.
Orange ‘Ear ist eine Konzertreihe, die ausgefallene Musik präsentiert und professionelle Video-Sound-Mitschnitte produziert. Die Veranstalter Jo und Frank Nagel leben ihre Passion für besondere Musik. Noch mehr davon haben sie in ihrer ersten Show auf Radio Impala erzählt: Radio-impala – Orange-ear-in-susanns-show
Nun möchte Orange ’Ear im Mai 2015 auf Tour in Island gehen. In kleinen Ansiedlungen oder in der Metropole Reykjavík bitten sie die ortsansässigen Musiker für Orange ’Ear zu spielen. Damit Du miterleben kannst, was sie entdecken, veröffentlichen sie die auf Island produzierten Videos auf ihrer Homepage: orange-ear.de
In der Sendung erfahrt ihr mehr darüber. Orange ‘Ear haben wieder tolle Musik im Gepäck – und zwar ausschließlich aus Island!
Vielen Dank an Susann für die Einladung in ihre Radio-Show
© Orange 'Ear