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Pillar of Rock

Drangar album cover

Drangar is a new album by the new super group Drangar, which could be translated as ‘Pillar of Rock.’ The three members, Jónas Sig, Ómar Guðjónsson and Örn Elías Guðmundsson, better known as Mugison, are all very successful solo musicians.

Not only is the new album straight forward and honest, it is so unmistakably Icelandic.

How? It is hard to explain; is it the sound or the texts, which are all in Icelandic, or just the plain joy they seem to share in making this music.

All songs and lyrics are written jointly by the trio.

The best song, maybe, just maybe: ‘Bál.’ There is a fire in that song.

Páll Stefánsson - ps@icelandreview.com

Originally published in the 2014 January-March issue of Iceland Review – IR 01.14. Click here to read more about the current issue and here to subscribe.

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