Futuregrapher, otherwise known as Árni Grétar, is a staple of the weirdcore scene in Iceland. Multiple layers of trippy broken beats combined with the atmospheric noise he’s famous for recording, his music is known to cause spontaneous outbreaks of dancing when played. This result isn’t limited to just the crowd of onlookers, but Árni himself is known to break out violently into his cooky style of dance behind all the knobs and buttons on stage: Exhibit 1 of his awesome dance style can be seen on the song he did with Guðjón Heiðar:
Partnering up with fellow musician, Skurken he owns the Icelandic record label Möller records which gets it’s name from the famous Icelandic singer Helga Möller from the 70’s band Þú og ég. Möller is an electronic label with other Icelandic acts such as Skurken, Bistro Boy and Subminimal. Futuregrapher is also famous for his remixes, including the following remix of Samaris’s Viltu Vitrast And Kimono’s newest release Aquarium:
Futuregrapher is working on a new album, SKYNVERA, it would be his second after 2011’s LP, aptly called, LP. As it gets more and more expensive to do a proper release, it’s kind of cool that artists can pre-sell the album as crowd sourcing to get their music out. And Arni has a lot of music, love and hugs to give out, as well as other goodies if you’re willing to help him get the new project up and going. So go here to his Karolina fund campaign, read what he has to offer and help him out. At the very least, you’ll get a hug.
He has quite the extensive Soundcloud page, his Instagram account is active (ftrgrphr), and you can find more about him on Facebook. See him live if you can, because it’s always a party. He was nice enough to answer my 4 questions:
1. What is your favorite place to play at in Iceland: Drangsnes – and Kaldalón, Harpa
2. If you combine all your favorite colors, what do you get? Pink
3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin? LaFontaine, Snooze Infinity, Modesart
4. If you could be any creature playing any song, what is the creature, what is the song? Gizmo – and the song will be ‘Aja’ by Steely Dan.
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