314: “Thema” by Sunna Gunnlaugs

Sunna Gunnlaugs UnoI had just stepped out of the office to get normal when she (echo echo echo, wavy lines) walked by, doing that bipedal locomotion thing, with accents and flourishes in the hips… achieving actual sublimation. That’s when a solid turns directly into a gas.

Sublimate, parallel, and prismatic, as well, were the refractions of the colorations in her sight-balls when hers met mine. I was smote. And in the 14 heartbeats in which I knew her, like a timeless, smote mote did we drift, hand-in-hand on the eternal winds of worlds that could never be.

So it was, that as she walked away, I whistled loudly in her direction and shouted “Datass go BOOM!”

Yet she cast back not even the shadow of a glance from another world, and vaporized before my very sight-balls, forevermore.


This writing was inspired by “Thema” by Sunna Gunnlaugs, from Long Pair Bond (2011). Sunna, Icelandic jazz pianist, got Long Pair Bond’s production funded on Kickstarter, which kicks a.

Gunnlaugs is Icelandic for “Gunn laugs.” Her band mates on Long Pair Bond are Þorgrímur Jónsson on bass and Scott McLemore, drums.

I had to buy an Icelandic keyboard on eBay to type that bassist’s name. For you.

So enjoy.

Song: Thema
Artist: Sunna Gunnlaugs
Album: Long Pair Bond
Label: Sunny Sky Records
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197: “Sé Lest” by Sigur Rós

Soft focus this.Words words words, Sigur Rós, words words words.


Song: Sé Lest
Artist: Sigur Rós
Album: Takk…
Label: Geffen
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43: “To The Bone” by Mugison

Totally normal in Iceland.If you’re like me, sometimes you wake up and think “Golly, I want to listen to some Icelandic music… Because life isn’t insane enough.”

Well, I am here to serve it up for you.  Mugison is like the Justin Bieber of Iceland.  Except way hairier, and less mature and probably not as popular.  And when you listen to his music, you will sometimes feel like his therapist.

This one, “To The Bone,” from 2008’s Mugiboogie, gives you a palatable taste of Mugison’s freakish range of Icelandic sounds.  His music ranges from outright screaming to heart-wrenching ballads.  “To The Bone” even has autotune done well…


Song: To The Bone
Artist: Mugison
Album: Mugiboogie
Label: Ipecac Recordings
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