Jan 24, 2011

Januwar

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.

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