Reykjavik Nights and Bedroom Community present...
Valgeir Sigurdsson+Sam Amidon at House of St Barnabas, Soho
Reykjavik Nights, the UK's only dedicated Icelandic music night, are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Bedroom Community record label in putting on a very special concert - Valgeir Sigurdsson at Soho's House of St Barnabas on Friday 16th May. The event is kindly support by Reykjavik City.
Valgeir Sigurdsson first found recognition as the producer of Bjork's seminal Vespertine and Medúlla albums (he's worked on every one of her albums since), as well as Bonnie Prince Billy's critically-lauded The Letting Go. His forthcoming debut solo release, Ekvílibríum, has attracted similar critical acclaim, with comments such as "this is wonderful stuff" (The Times, 4/5) and "the strength of Ekvílibríum is in the organic way Sigurdsson weds the electronic to the human... The result is a singular album, as ornate as it is direct." (The Fader).
Also performing will be fellow Bedroom Community artist Sam Amidon, an American folk singer who recorded his latest album All Is Well at Valgeir's Greenhouse Studios in Iceland. The album features a myriad of contributions from the likes of Ben Frost and Nico Muhley, about which US music bible Rolling Stone recently wrote "In an era of overheated Nick Drake comparisons, Amidon is eerily close to the real thing, singing in a fragile but certain tenor against the deep breath and soft sweep of Nico Muhly's orchestrations." (Rolling Stone, February 2008)
Tickets available through Wegottickets:
Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson. Like-minded, yet diverse individuals from different corners of the globe who all creatively orbit around an inconspicuous building and its inhabitants on the outskirts of Reykjavik's Greenhouse Studios where the music is mostly created.
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