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Brot (The Breaking)

Svavar Knutur

Brot (the breaking) is Svavar Knútur's fourth solo album, telling stories of struggles, love, wanderlust, family, helplessness and finding your way when you are lost.
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  2. 2 The Curtain 03:03 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Girl from Vancouver 04:30 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Ástarsaga úr Fjöllunum 04:16 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Bátur bíður 03:16 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Wanderlust 04:51 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Little Things 04:03 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Þokan 04:55 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Úlfar 04:24 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Slow Dance 07:42 Info Buy
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Melodica over, playing Airwaves and new demo up...  

 Alright you guys :D
Just wanted to tell you my life is going really well! 
Working on a release in the U.S. and distribution options for Germany. All coming along gently.
Will be playing the Iceland Airwaves festival this year, that's nice.
Finally cleaned up my apartment so I can record some demos and do some writing. Might be cathartic for me.
Looking forward to seeing you guys. Hope you spread the love...

Oh, yes! Almost forgot! New song, Ölduslóð! Made a demo in the night. It's attached as a podcast... Pretty cool huh... ;)
Here are the words (you might know them from the last blog, but I have made some small changes.)


Ölduslóð, báruljóð,
bundin í orðum,
norðurglóð, götu hljóð,
gengum við forðum.

Myndirnar, Svarthvítar
og allt sem í þeim býr.
Alls staðar og allt sem var
er minningin um þig svo skýr.

Myrkur sjór, mjúkur snjór,
mættumst í leyni.
Stjörnukór, kuldaskór,
sátum á steini.

Loforðin týndust eitt og eitt,
en draumarnir lifa enn þó allt sé breytt.

Ölduslóð, báruljóð,
bundin í orðum.
Norðurglóð, geislaflóð,
gengum við forðum.

English Translation:

Path of the waves, poems of the sea,
bound in words,
Northern glow, silently the road,
once we did walk.

The pictures, all black and white,
and all that lives in them.
All around, and all that was,
is your memory so clear.

Dark sea, soft snow,
secretly meeting.
Choir of stars, snow shoes,
we sat on a stone.

Our promises got lost
one by one,
but the dreams live on
though all has changed.


Path of the waves, poems of the sea,
bound in words,
Northern glow, a flood of rays,
once we did walk.



Love!
Svavar Knútur


A crazy month has passed!!! 

 Wow you guys... It's just been crazy! Playing festivals and concerts all over Iceland, driving my tiny Opel Corsa around like a sex starved bumblebee...
Just got this amazing video from a picnic I played in Toronto last June :D
Going home to Reykjavík now to plan the upcoming Melodica Festival and play some more gigs there :D
Wow... Life is so beautiful and it just keeps getting better.

Yes... The sea is really cold in Iceland... 
Thankfully there was a hot spring just by the shore... :D


I love my country... It's just so rugged and raw sometimes... :D thank you rock piling people...
Upcoming tour of UK, France and Germany next october/november... :D woohoo! :D
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Taking a whopping 3 days off + new song! 

 Hey my lovelies!
After a beautiful time in Djupavik, I played one of the coolest concerts in my life in an old barracks in Hólmavík in the Western fjords. Joined my a traditional Icelandic Men's choir, whose conductor, Steingrímur had actually arranged a couple of my songs. That was awesome!

Ooooh! Ooooh!
Wrote a new song in Djúpavík, one which I love. It's called Ölduslóð (yes, three Icelandic letters.) The path of the wave.

Here are the words in Icelandic and a rough translation in English follows...

 

Ölduslóð, Geislaflóð,
Gengum við forðum
Norðurglóð, Báruljóð
Bundin í orðum

Myndirnar, Svarthvítar
og allt sem í þeim býr
Allt sem var og alls staðar
er minningin um þig svo skýr.
Bundin í orðum.

Stjörnukór, mildur sjór
mættumst í leyni
Kuldaskór, tindrar snjór
sátum á steini

Loforðin týndust eitt og eitt
en draumarnir lifa enn þó allt sé breytt
Ölduslóð, Göngum hljóð,
Gengin úr skorðum
Kulnuð glóð, Báruljóð
Bundin í orðum.


English Translation:
Path of waves, flood of rays
Once we walked.
Northern glow, poetry of the sea,
bound in words.

The pictures, black and white
and everything they keep
All that was, and everywhere
the memory of you is so clear.
Bound in words.

Choir of stars, mild sea,
we met in secret.
Warm shoes, tinkling snow,
sat on a rock.

Our promises fade, one by one.
But our dreams live on, although everything else has changed.

Path of the waves, we walk in silence.
everything disjointed.
the faded glow, poetry of the waves,
bound in words.

Chilling in Djúpavík  

 Ahh... Just chilling in Djúpavík...
Finally had a couple of days doing almost nothing except playing my ukulele and my guitar, working on a web page, drinking coffee and feeling great.
My body decided it was time to crash and now I'm sick. :-D Funny shit...
But as I'm sitting here writing, who walks in but two of my guitar students. I love this country!
New years eve moon in Djupavik...Now I'm working on a couple of songs written to themes of some Troll, elf and witchcraft stories from Iceland. My storyteller friend and warlock Siggi Atla is going to tell the stories to some children next sunday and I'm going to sing them the songs. It's going to be so cool!!!
This is not now... This is last new years eve in Djupavik... Mmm...













This, however, is a picture taken at midnight in Djúpavík last june. Mmmm...
Midnight Svavar... Drinking beer...It's quite beautiful here now... The mist is covering the tips of the mountains, so it kind of feels like we're all covered by a cotton or woolen blanket... Mmmm... Beautiful. Now I'm just writing and having a good time, drinking good coffee...  






























And here is my little friend... Freyja

She's such a darling little border collie, absolutely spoiled, but such a princess in every way. :D

Well... Hope to hear from you guys soon.
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

p.s. oh yes... The song you can hear is called Astarsaga ur fjöllunum and was recorded in one of the fish oil tanks at Djupavik.
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  1. Chilling in Djúpavík

NXNE went well!  

 Hey you guys,
just wanted to thank everyone in Toronto for an amazing NXNE.
Although both my festival slots, at the Cameron house and Rancho Relaxo were opening slots, and consequentially a little sparsely populated, I met some awesome people and made really good friends.
I also played 4 off venue gigs; three picnics and a house concert, that were just amazing.
A 17th of june celabration with my friends the Icelanders of Toronto was just the bomb, as well as picnics in Trinity Bellwood park and Rick Lindal's country home. Not to mention an amazing friday night concert at my new friend Sue's house. Thanks Kathy and Sue!















And just before I left for Toronto, I also had the most wonderful concert alongside some beautiful boys from Harvard, the Din and Tonics.

Wooo hooo! :D
I'm going to try to post some new stuff every now and then and make this fun and interesting...
Looking forward to keeping in touch with you guys!
Oh, and I put up a live version of my song Soundtracks. I played it at the ABC in Darwin... Hop
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

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  1. NXNE went well!