The last quarter of this year I have found and not stopped listening to Valgeir's work and others on the Bedroom Community record label. I have a great deal of interest and respect for the projects you guys have so far delivered. A lot of the thoughts and emotions adeptly explored and portrayed within your music resonate within me on some satisfying and exploratory level. The opening track of Daniel Bjarnason's classical project 'Procesions' with it's torrents of whirling, enraged notes has had me grasping at sections of it trying (and so far failing) to unravel it's structure and see the patters within it.
The album 'Ekvilibrium', has the record on this video upload as it's opening track. It is available for listening on Spotify. It is Valgeir's debut solo release from 2007 and is broad with it's scope and style including several records with lyrics and flavours of a plethora of genres. His second album, Draumlandið from 2009 is an equally excellent, and sober and mature work. It is scored as the music for a documentary which has extended from a book, touching on economic, industrial and political issues, and the maltreatment of the landscape as a result of 21st century society's exponential advancement in technology and production as globalization takes center stage. A documentary I have yet to see. There is a line in the album sleeve that says something or other like 'You only need see the film once but the images and message endures in your mind through the replay value of the music". As I write this, the CD is in the car and I'm not going outside to retrieve it and quote it word for word.
Valgeir's third album from 2012 is the soundtrack to a contemporary dance stage show which I believe has been touring the US this year and is again a mixture and fusion of genres. It's peppered with pulsing energies and sparks throughout and is again a provocative work.
I hope I have piqued some curiosity in somebody to check out the Bedroom Community. If you have got so far as to listen to this video then you must have at least the same levels of intrigue or more, than I have in exploring the world of music as it is.
Finally, with the picture accompanying the video I didn't want to use a sci fi image and had the colour green somewhere in mind when looking for something I felt in some way appropriate. I feel there is an obvious and light organic thread to this record which I wanted to complement with my image selection. But it is a rich and textured record, I couldn't find anything close to suitable. I think at least with this image, the rising sunlight warms through the busy middle-grounds of the picture and in some small way matches the momentum and sequence in keeping with the record. At least it might with the large version of the image.
I apologize if presenting this music here is damaging to the peoples involved with it's ownership and will remove it with great haste if given the opportunity.