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Einar Örn

b. Einar ?-rn Benediktsson, 29 Oct 1962, Iceland. Frequently unfairly thought to be an ‘irritant’ or disruptive existence in the Sugarcubes, vocalist/poet Einar ?-rn provided a somewhat manic counterpoint to Björk’s otherworldly tone of voice for the reason that most fantastic and exciting of Icelandic rings, blurting/rapping/shouting something comparable to a operating commentary around the vocalist’s lyrics. Following a Sugarcubes’ dissolution after 1992’s HANG IN THERE For Pleasure, ?-rn multi-tasked like a journalist, poet and bartender aswell as helping using the administration from the Smekkleysa or Poor Flavor label, the imprint behind Icelandic illuminati such as for example Sigur Ros, Minús as well as the Sugarcubes themselves. In the past due 90s, ?-rn caused soundtrack composer (and Iceland’s Allsherjargodi or mind pagan) Hilmar ?-rn Hilmarsson as Frostbite, and with Hilmarsson and fellow ex-Sugarcubes drummer Siggi Baldursson as Grindverk. He also done the soundtrack towards the feature film 101 Reykjavik. The initial album to become acknowledged to Einar ?-rn, 2003’s Ghostigital, was in fact a collaborative work with Iceland-based manufacturer Curver. Jointly, the duo made what ?-rn referred to as ‘a type of psycho dub digital Icelandic hip-hop record’ which has warranted evaluation towards the Pop Group, early Cabaret Voltaire, Pere Ubu, Suicide and Sunlight Ra. Ghostigital (so-named as the duo sensed as if that they had uncovered ghosts within their devices) was documented after the monitor ‘Mon’ reached western world London record shop/label Honest Jons via friend/neighbour and Blur vocalist Damon Albarn, who co-owns the label. Self-described simply because ‘natural stupidity from begin to end’, ?-rn’s recordings had been deliberately intended simply because ‘lunatic music’ being a a reaction to the proliferation of ‘simple, suave music’. The record was apparently manufactured in an atmosphere of provocation, with Curver looking for the surprise level or the point where the extremity from the music would make his collaborator panic. Such may be the idiosyncrasy of ?-rn and Curver’s music producing aesthetic that whenever the music group performed live, they used a trio of guitarists who acquired never rehearsed jointly before. Each guitarist used headphones and may just hear their very own individual parts, that have been fed not really through amps but straight into Curver’s mixing machine. Collaborators in the record included Jungle Brothers associate Sensational, ?-rn’s 11 season old kid Kaktus, Minús guitarist Frosti Logason, and Siggi Baldursson.

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