Thursday, May 10, 2012

Screaming Masterpiece (Gargandi snilld)

Iceland 2005

Details imdb

Seen 9 May 2012

A smorgasbord of Icelandic music

IMDB 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 79% liked it
Watch this documentary if you want a brief overview of the Icelandic music scene that runs the gamut from electronica to hip hop with lots of traditional influences in between. At least we will be enlightened that the scene is more than just Sigur Ros and Bjork, which makes the film deserving of a 7.0/10.

My impressions:

A small population
Isolated and midway
Between continents
Developed its own identity
Unique, grounded in its own history and landscape

That is the key ingredient
Whatever foreign influence
Is moulded and imbued
With the local colours and sounds

The music might be crap to some
But among them are also gems
The music unadulterated
Not a put on, not a façade
But heart felt
That is the magic touch
Truly from within

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