For a Minor Reflection

For a Minor Reflection

 Reykjavík, Capital Region, ISL
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We play our beloved post-rock and combine it with minimalistic melodies and powerful rock chapters. It's instrumental so we let the instruments express our feelings, not some corny lyrics. Four guys from Reykjavik, Iceland, trying to give other people a change to hear their music!

Biography

Hailing from Iceland FaMR comprises of four 24-year-olds from Reykjavík, Iceland - Kjartan Holm (guitar), Guðfinnur Sveinsson (guitar and piano), Elvar Jón Guðmundsson (bass) and Andri Freyr Þorgeirsson (percussion). Their music is best described as energetic, melodious post-rock, though being the natural creative visionaries they are, the band expand and even subvert their style with almost every song.

Starting life as a hard rock duo in a tiny garage in Reykjavík, Iceland, For a Minor Reflection (FaMR) morphed into an indie rock trio (for a week or so) and a blues quartet (for a little longer) before finally arriving at their current incarnation: instrumental post-rockers du jour.

Back in 2007, the quartet struck up a fan base with their self-produced debut album Reistu þig við, sólin er komin á loft... (Rise, the sun’s up...), a mesmerizing, hour-long tapestry featuring six songs and recorded over a weekend in their friend’s studio. This record, as well as their energetic live shows, earned them a slew of accolades, including favourable comparisons to Explosions in the Sky, Caspain and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Their fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós even described them as “a band with the potential to out Mogwai”.

Following a scintillating live performance at 2007’s Iceland Airwaves, FaMR were invited to undertake a two-week 2008 tour in the USA and Canada. Later in the same year the band were invited to do 15 dates with Sigur Rós on a European tour and used the opportunity to release their album on iTunes, as well as selling it on the tour. The band sold out on the 2000 albums they manufactured bringing the total sales figures of this modest demo recorded in a home studio to 5000 copies.

Needless to say the tour with Sigur Rós attracted the attention of a lot of promoters which landed them a showcase slot at Eurosonic at the start of 2009 and a months headline tour in Europe early summer last year Spending the rest of the summer writing a new album FaMR chose the Sigur Ros studio in Iceland to record 10 new songs with LA producer Scott Hackwith.

In 2011 things have really started heating up with an American Tour concluding with a slot at the legendary SXSW Festival. In the summer of 2011, they warmed up for Hardcore Punk/Metal band Converge proving the diverse following that their music invites. On the road again, in the summer of 2011 FaMR performed at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary, with gigs in Estonia, Latvia, China and Culture Collide in USA

The band released EP 2011that was worth a major reflection.

The band played at the Icelandic Airwaves Festival 2012 and record and released on DVD and CD in Oct. 2013

Discography

Live at Iceland Airwaves, 2013.
EP, 2011.
Höldum í átt að óreiðu, 2010.
Reistu thig vid, solin er komin a loft..., 2007.

Set List

Our typical set list is 3-4 songs of our own, never cover-songs.