Today, December 17th, i´m releasing Journey which is my first LP album. The album contains 9 songs that takes the listener on a travel around the world where i have been collecting  sounds and samples that become a part of a story stretching from one place to another.

Some of the songs where written on the road, others when back home. I´m also enjoying the company of some very good friends on this album with Gisli Magna doing the vocals on Frozen thoughts and guitarist Börkur Birgisson appearing on Summer vibes. Last but not least i´m enjoying a group of Masai women who sang for me when i was traveling in Kenya few years ago but their voices have become a part of the song Border crossing

 

 

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Journey is my first LP but previous Möller Records releases is EP album Sólheimar (2012) as well as an appearance on Helga2 compilation album (2012) and a few remixes here and there. Thank your for listening | Takk fyrir að hlusta.

Journey is available online and as a CD Digipack and Download

 

 

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I had the pleasure performing witl Möller Records artists Futuregrapher, Skurken and Steve Sampling at BaseMent in Berlin October 4th and would do it again tomorrow if i had the chance to.

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In between working on my own stuff i like to have a take on someone else´s stuff. Here is a Bistro Boy remix i did recently with the Icelandic band SíSý Ey. This is their first single, Ain´t Got Nobody. Download for free if you like it!

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Rasmus Rasmussen was a Faroese musician, born in Thorshavn in 1980. He was openly gay and unfortunately he had to suffer for who he was with endless  homophobia and hate. In 2008 he released the album Poems in Sound which i got from him when he was in Reykjavik 2008 to perform at the Samtökin '78 (The National Queer Organization) 30th year anniversary. It´s a beautiful album from a very talented musician who left this world too early. Hope you´re ok with me playing around with your song.

 

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A footage from the last part of my set at Vinnslan #5 at Norðurpóllinn Theater & Performance Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, April 6th, 2013. Vinnslan is a performance making group who regularly initiates an event where we invite inventive artsist to create work in front of a live audience. This is the last part of my 45 minute set.

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Bistro Boy is in a good company with fellow Icelandic musicians who have their take on Skurken´s song Anrthrudur from the album Gilsbakki released on Möller Records. Artists doing remixes are all well know Icelandic electronic artists including Ruxpin, Futuregrapther, Subminimal, Tonik, Murya and Tanya & Marlon. The album is free, for full download just Tweet or post on Facebook and the album is all yours. Enjoy!

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Recent review on my album Solheimar (released May 29th 2012) in Igloomag. This is how it goes...and thank you Igloomag!

BistroBoy displays a balance between delicate electronic pop music, fluid Detroit-inspired techno and strands of downtempo grooves for Sólheimar.

Relative newcomer to Iceland’s Möller Records, BistroBoy displays a balance between delicate electronic pop music, fluid Detroit-inspired techno and strands of downtempo grooves for Sólheimar (a place known as a world renowned sustainable community in Iceland for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people work together). Best consumed as a product of six individual sonic pieces, BistroBoy delves into a surplus of pleasant tones (ref. the reflective piano keys of the opening track “Lognið eftir storminn”) to more lively percussive workouts (ie. “Flugdrekar”) and juggles a few genres seamlessly. The Detroit Escalator is echoed on “In Dreams,” its light pattering of high-hats flicker with 4/4 loops of bliss as does “Bara ef…”—albeit in a Basic Channel flow of atmospheric techno and introspective melodies. “Afrika” absorbs queues from B. Fleishmann’s Pop Loops For Breakfast (Morr Music, 1999) where warm synths frolic with harmonious popping beatwork and delectable chimes. As a whole Sólheimar exhibits a flare for early-ear IDM (pre-2000), as well as evocative layers of nostalgia and rhythm-centric vistas.

It’s likely that the ingredients presented on this EP will bid well for a more fleshed-out full length which is (hopefully) in the works. All comparisons aside, BistroBoy is a pleasant voyage of musical transformations that are bright, brisk and consuming. 

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Bistro Boy performing live at the Möller Records event at Faktory, Reykjavik, Iceland. I had the pleasure performing with fantastic local artists: Dj Kári & Árni Vector, Beatmakin Troopa (Þorkell), Intro Beats, Murya, Fu Kaisha, Skurken,  Sampling, Tanya & Marlon, Subminimal, Futuregrapher and Sean Danke.