Welcome to the twilight zone, here’s your host, Dj. flugvél og geimskip (DJ Airplane and spaceship.) Her grooves and spacey music would make the likes of Kier Kirby of Dee-Lite, and Kate Pierson of the B-52’s weep in happiness. Dj. flugvél og geimskip is Steinunn Harðardóttir, it’s hard to call it her stage name, or her project, because as she put it in an interview once, “it’s just me with a cooler name and sunglasses.”
GLAMÚR Í GEIMNUM! is the first track I listened to back in the day. There is a cosmic punjabi-like effect throughout the music, and the video is a video that should be played on the largest screen possible in repeat. It’s a fantastic delight all around.
Her songs relate to the cosmic wonders and mysteries of the universe. There are songs about animals, both spiritual and earth bound, the moon and those peripheral beings that enter and fade our world by mere glances into the shadows. Both live and on album, her songs have this powerfully happy vibe that almost trumps the positivity you walk away with after corresponding with her.
The first time I experienced her live show was by accident. It was during last year’s Airwaves and I walked into the wrong door, through a bar, up some stairs and into a room slowly filling with fog. There was some frequency bits going around, and a giant ball casting laser beams every which direction. With a sparkly feathered vest, she appeared on stage and began, first with beats, then with layers and topped with her signature vocals. I’ve been impressed ever since, I look forward to another live show.
In an incredibly sweet manner, she replied with the answers to my 4 nonsensical questions:
1. What is your favorite place to play in Iceland? : Þríhnúkahellir/gígur
2. If you combine all of your favorite colors, what do you get? clear/seethrough
3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin? Pink Street Boys, Godchilla, Carpe Noctem
4. If you could be any creature playing your favorite song, what would the creature be? and what is the song? Snake Playing Black Sun Empire´s song Arrakis