Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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Þorvarður
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Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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Rrrrrinng rrrrriiiiinnnngg riiinggg
Good morning everyone, …it's time to wake up! This is Radio Nisus Writer. Rise and shine! Hope you all had nice dreams. :–)

We'll start the day with a song by the amazing alternative rock band KALEO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewlxEMWAx5I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDq4CGckW4

Wow, this was really something, wasn't it?

To chill out a bit, let's now listen to Guitar Islancio, a jazz trio which has specialized in old Icelandic folk music. Never heard of it? Well, here's a nice example called "Cyber Flight" and … it's actually my favorite :–)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdwOld45iWc

Boys and gals, let us know what you think. :–)
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Re: Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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G'day, Þorvarður et al

Well, that's something a bit different for us, isn't it? A nice little interlude, even if it is a shameless plug for Icelandic culture. :-)

Forget the alarm bell: the first piece would suffice as the wake-up call by itself. I quite liked it.

And I liked the notion of "Radio Nisus Writer". Very clever.

Cheers,
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Re: Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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Thanks Þorvarður for sharing and turning-up radio Nisus! 📡🔥

KALEO sounded rockin' but not quite my thing. I did really enjoy that Guitar Islancio performance. I may see if I can descend a YouTube rabbit hole and listen to more during my work day... :)

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Re: Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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adryan wrote:
2021-11-24 02:42:31
Well, that's something a bit different for us
Hello Adrian and Martin,

I do not follow the latest development in the music industry anymore as I used to do when I was young, therefore I didn't hear about the indie-rock stars KALEO until quite recently myself.
They opened for The Rolling Stones during their European tour in 2017. I obviously missed that.
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I don't go to live concerts anymore, and since Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1968) I have not heard much from the Stones that I would label as 'groundbreaking'. In my opinion they stopped being creative at that point, and since then they've just been repeating the same old songs over and over again.

KALEO's lead vocalist, by the way, looks exactly like my own son, and that gives me an eerie feeling when I watch them online.

I have come to like Surface Sounds, their third studio album. I don't mean to say that this is my favorite music though, but Jökull Júlíusson's voice is certainly very unusual, and – contrary to Björk – he can actually sing.

Skinny (with explicit lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QOgNmt ... U_&index=5

Hey Gringo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYXPyRN ... U_&index=6

I mentioned Guitar Islancio mainly because of the two guitarists, Gunnar Þórðarson and Björn Thoroddsen. The guitar has always been my favorite musical instrument.
Björn Thoroddsen, the founder of the trio, has collaborated with many musicians including the Australian Tommy Emmanuel. I'm a big fan of Tommy Emmanuel, and …I admit it, that's a shameless plug for Australian culture. ;–)

Initiation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2g_IIwBZnY

Slightly different versions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFcbPFdlgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x346VoDX3pA

NB
Remember, never listen to YouTube music videos without good headphones!

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Re: Music: KALEO and Guitar Islancio

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martin wrote:
2021-12-02 09:14:39
I did really enjoy that Guitar Islancio performance

Then what do you think about this one?
https://www.mediafire.com/file/bjseyjcp ... l.mp4/file

What kind of music do you like?

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