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OE2Iceland Vol. II | Back in Berlin

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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.
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Grúska Babúska | Reykjavík 06.11.2016

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The last recording of the OE2Iceland Vol II turnend out to an highlight: Grúska Babúska raised the roof of the Dillion.
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asdfhg. | Reykjavík 05.11.2016

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Such a contrast! Day time recording of our new stars at airwaves ’16 asdfhg. at Hlemmur Square edged in our nightly dark wave experiences.
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Myrkramakt II | Reykjavík 04.11|05.11.2016

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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!
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dj. flugvél og geimskip | Reykjavík 04.11.2016

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To be wakened up by dj. flugvél og geimskip’s tunes from outer space is oh so fun, can you imagine? (Hotel Alda)
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VIL | Reykjavík 04.11.2016

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VIL was our discovery of new dreamy sounds during a saturdays noon at IÐA Zimsen.
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Prins Póló | Reykjavík 03.11.2016

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His royal highness Prins Póló and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson freaked us out at Hlemmur Square.
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Samaris | Reykjavík 03.11.2016

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Great tunes of Samaris for starting the day at noon (KEX Hostel).
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Kælan Mikla| Reykjavík 02.11.2016

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It’s always a speacial pleasure to listen to the dark melancholic sound of Kælan Mikla. Here the three Kælans were reunited after 3 moths at the crowded Loft Hostel.
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asdfhg. | Reykjavík 01.11.2016

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We enjoyed our fist concert of asdfhg. at Loft Hostel. Their retained but powerful lofi elektro deeply touched us.
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Skelkur í bringu | Reykjavík 30.10.2016

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We were invited to record an exclusive insight into a rehersal of Skelkur í bringu. Well prepared they went into the hustle of airwaves ’16.
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Pink Street Boys | Reykjavík 29.10.2016

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Greenscreen shooting with the powerful Pink Street Boys and the first check of color key in an 80s music video style.

 

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MusiChess Match III | Kópavogur 28.10.2016

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It was a special honour to record the MusiChess Match III with Curver Thoroddsen & Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir.

 

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Orange ‘Ear on the way to explore
the November music festivals in Reykjavík:
Myrkramakt II and Off-Venues of Airwaves 16

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OE2iceland | Heading to the ferry boat back to Berlin 26.05.2015

EquipmentTomorrow 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!

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Saga Fest | Stokkseyrarsel Farm 23.-24.05.2015

EquipmentThe 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

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Lay Low | Ölfus 22.05.2015

EquipmentLay Low sings “Gleðileg blóm” for us at a sunny noon on top of the cliff | Klick here for the video! 

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Antimony | Reykjavík 20.05.2015

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First stills of the awesome video shooting for the new Antimony-song “Purity Control”. | Klick here for the video!

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Jara | Kópavogur 19.05.2015

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Jara plays one of her beautiful impro-sets for us at the Kópavogskirkja. | Klick here for the video! 

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dj. flugvél og geimskip | Reykjavík 18.05.2015

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We spend a good night at Mengi, shooting a video for dj. flugvél og geimskips brand new song: Hellirinn biður – The cave is waiting. | Klick here for the video!

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Trux’o'flux | Stöðvarfjörður 17.05.2015

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We enjoy an unrehearsed experimental performance from the marvelous Trux’o'flux.

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Ólafur | Berunes 17.05.2015

Equipment We met Ólafur again and he was so kind to sing some Icelandic traditionals for us in the little church of his farmyard in Berunes.

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Performance at the Tvísöngur | Seyðisfjörður 16.05.2015

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Ceremony to the host of the Sedisfjord-Festival in the Tvísöngur (sound sculpture) above Seyðisfjörður.

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Kælan Mikla | Reykjavík 13.05.2015

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Live-at-Stage shooting with Kælan Mikla for their new song “Kalt”. Clouds of fog, stage light, dynamic movements of the camera on the jib arm set the girls in a wonderful, spooky sadness. Thanks to Gaukurinn for hosting and great support. | Klick here for the video!

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Grúska Babúska | Presthús 12.05.2015

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The enchanting team of Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir, Carolina Salas and Orange ‘Ear chasing ghosts while shooting the video of the Grúska Babúska song “Grúskuvals” at Presthús. | Klick here for the video!

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Teitur Magnússon​ – Nenni | Reykjavík 11.05.2015

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Teitur Magnússon plays his song “Nenni” in front of the Gröndalshús. The Lyrics of “Nenni” is taken from one of Benedikt Gröndal poems. | Klick here for the video! 

 

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Recording a singing saw and a violin | Reykjavík 09.05.2015

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By accident Katt Hernandez (Violin) and Gus Loxbo (Singing Saw) crossed our way in the Cafe Babalú for a super suprising recording. Klick here for the video!

 

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Orange ‘Ear at Radio Iceland | Reykjavík 08.05.2015


We were interviewed by Radio Iceland about Orange ‘Ear, our motivation bringing it to Iceland and the upcoming plans.

www.radioicelandfm.is

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Anywhere, All the Time | Reykjavík 07.05.2015

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”.

http://jasminamaschina.com/anywhere-all-the-time-a-permanent-soundtrack-to-your-life

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Reaching Reykjavík 06.05.2015

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First recordings during the cruise 02.05.-05.05.2015

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Roger & Anne Oksavik play one of Rogers songs about their Norwegian home at the Sky Lounge of the Norröna.

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der Warst performs a spontaneous noise music set at the stage of the Viking Club at the Norröna around midnight.

 

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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.

 

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Equipment completed! 24.04.2015

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.

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We made a logo | 18.04.2015

…and print some fancy neon orange sticker!

 

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OE2iceland zu Gast in Susanns Show | 19.11.2014

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

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