Sound Impression: Þjóðlög/Folk Songs by Hugar

Following their soundtrack to the documentary film The Vasulka Effect, Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson redirect the focus of their Hugar project back to its Nordic roots with a new EP that features instrumental renditions of songs curated from the Íslenzk thjóðlög, a volume of nearly 1,000 pages of music and historical commentary that is…

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Sound Impression: Varða by Hugar

Taking its name from a series of guideposts used by Icelandic travelers to navigate in times of extended daylight, Varða roughly translates to “cairn” in English, a reference to the tiny rock towers that serve as trail markers and memorials on the pathways of the wayfarer. The duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson envisioned…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-31

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Remember daily updates are available on the ST Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on our Songdrop page. New Releases Hugar Hugar is the duet of Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson who had…

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