Back in November 2018, KEXP took our annual trip to Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Over the span of four days, we broadcasted live from the renowned KEX Hostel, streaming live video of performances from Icelandic artists and other acts from the festival lineup. We’ll be rolling out these videos over the weeks to follow. Today’s feature is of Teitur Magnússon, perhaps most known for his work in Icelandic reggae outfit Ojba Rasta. Writer Dusty Henry reported:
More than just a singer-songwriter affair, Magnússon blends acoustic guitars, synths, glockenspiels, and his wistful voice to create a stupendous, calming atmosphere. He’s something of an Icelandic Kurt Vile in that way, with just a dash of Phosphorescent and Seu Jorge. To listen to Magnússon is to get lost in his magnificent, glimmering world that he creates in his songs. And that’s exactly what happened in his performance at KEX Hostel.
Read the full report here.
Recorded November 9, 2018.
Vinur vina minna
Hosts: Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineers: Kevin Suggs & Eyvindur Þorsteinsson
Audio Mixer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Matt Ogaz
Director: Justin Wilmore
Editor: Alaia D'Alessandro