About

The Icelandic band Mógil has been playing together for the last 5 years. The members are Heiða Árnadóttir vocals, Hilmar Jensson guitar, Joachim Badenhorst clarinet, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir viola and Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson trompet .  Mógil has played at many festivals e.g. Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Iceland Airwaves and WOMEX World festival  and has toured a few times around in Belgium, Holland and Iceland.

In the fall of 2008 Mógil recorded their CD , which was released by Radical Duke. The CD Ró got excellent reviews and was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards in 2008.

On a sunny summer day in Iceland, Mógil gathered in a beautiful studio by the sea surrounded by seals, whales and seagulls and recorded their CD Í stillunni hljómar (e. In the Stillness it sounds). Í stillunni hljómar was released in March 2011.

 The CDs have gotten some great reviews and here are a few quotes:

“De beste Belgische release van het moment”  Humo – Belgium

“Other good times included the spindly chamber-folk tensions of Mógil!  Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke

“Music for a new Iceland,  Borderless genius”  MBL – Iceland

“I recommend Ró for listeners that are interested in looking beyond the horizon” Folk Rodels – Belgium

The music floats in a gauzy haze with the vocals delivered in a rich, soprano that has a folk-­based earthiness, contrasting with the very contemporary accompaniment. This not only gives the music a healthy tension but also a timeless feel.          The New York City Jazz record – NYC

“Music that touches the soul”  The silent ballet – NYC   

“Ró klinkt warm en avontuurlijk”  De Morgen – Belgium

” The music is intelligent and creative, highly recommended!”  Psychedelic folk – NYC

” Ró is exquisite from the beginning to the end”  Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery – NYC

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