Jan 24, 2011
I’ve been spending a few weeks in Iceland. It’s been a while since I’ve felt an authentic Icelandic January (I’ve been geographically removed for a few years now), but I can safely report that it has not ceased to be a depressing, horrid time of the year. But I digress. What I really meant to say is that this coming Saturday I’m playing the music of Kira Kira with a whole bunch of awesome people. Let’s list these awesome people, then:
Kira Kira - musical laptop pop opportunity (say it three times fast)
Hilmar Jensson - Electric Guitar
Pétur Hallgrímsson - Slide Guitar
Jóel Pálsson - Contrabass Clarinet
Borgar Magnason - Contrabass
Óttar Sæmundsen - Contrabass
Samuli Kosminen - Drums, whatnot
Urs truly - trumpet, tenor horn and loops.
The whole shebang can be read about in scant detail on this here web-site.
I’ve also been doing some other nice stuffs: I had a great time recording for Sin Fang’s next LP (not the one he’s releasing soon, but the next one. Is a man possessed, he is). I also did some recording for The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s upcoming album, currently being funded by Pledgemusic. It’s a funny new way of financing albums. While I’ve never pledged on an album, I did pledge on a photo book recently and, as a keen adventurer and economic thrill-seeker, found the whole process really satisfying and exciting. I urge you to take a look at The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s Pledgemusic page and check it out. It’s going to be a great album.