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AMFJ

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Electronic Experimental

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"GRAPEVINE STAFF PICK THEIR TOP ICELANDIC ALBUMS OF 2009"

5) AMFJ – Itemhljóð & Veinan
A dark, disturbing drone experiment – roaring and intriguing –rather than a classical record. On top there are cool electronic remixes.
- Florian Zühlke - - The Reykjavík Grapevine


Discography

"BÆN" - December 2011
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"The Modern AMFJ Compendium of New Musics for Headphone Listening Single Series" (Summer 2010 on gogoyoko.com)
- Vol. 00 - May 2010
- Vol. 01 (Dronehypnol)" - June 2010
- Vol. 02" - July 2010
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"Itemhljóð & Veinan" - July 2009

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Bio

When foreign members of the press talk about Icelandic music, glaciers are often brought into th’ mix for some reason. The music is glacial, mountainous, influenced by northern lights and northern winds, frozen tundra and some of the most beautiful waterfalls this side of the Atlantic. Elves dance as colorful leaves blow through, nature inspires within Icelanders a purity and innocence that enables them to express the whole of the emotional spectrum with a jagged pointedness and childlike innocence that leaves no one untouched.

The music of AMFJ is neither glacial nor mountainous. It was not written under a glacier, but it could bring to mind how it is to be stuck under one – between narrow mountains, creeping snowstorms, murky waters, incomprehensible interest rates and wage-slavery. It is the searing pain in the eye of the teenager that looks his suited father in the face and realizes that there is no hope – nothing is coming this way.

Since the summer of 2008 AMFJ has made his mark on many of the venues comprising the Reykjavík music scene, raising hell and wreaking havoc every time. A typical AMFJ show is usually 25-40 minutes, filled with mesmerizing feedback loops, mixed with loud, beat oriented, playbacks and heavily sound-altered vocals.