ADHD is an Icelandic band formed in 2007 known for their instrumental music, influenced by jazz and rock.
The band was formed to perform at the Höfn í Hornafirði blues-festival in 2007 and as the collaboration was successful the band decided to keep on performing. Their first album, ADHD was recorded and published in 2009 and won the title Icelandic Jazz Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards. The albums ADHD2, ADHD3 and ADHD4 all have received nominations for the Nordic music prize.
ADHD’s albums are recorded live, to reflect the live performances of the band.
múm (pronounced , “moom”) is an experimental electronic group from Iceland whose music is characterized by soft vocals, eccentric beats and colorful effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments.
Originally a duo, the band has expanded and contracted in the 12 years of being and has counted 15 – 20 people along the way.
The band was formed in 1997 by original members Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, their first release was a split 10″ with the girl-band Spúnk and saw light in the summer of ’98. They were joined a year later by twin sisters Gyða and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir and released two albums as quartet. Following a number of collaborative projects, the group’s celebrated debut album Yesterday was dramatic – today is OK (reissued by Morr Music in October 2005) gained a wealth of glowing press and widespread praise. A remix project, Please Smile My Noise Bleed, also released on the Morr Music label in November 2001.
Mono are a post-rock band from Tokyo, Japan formed in 1999. The songs, all of which are instrumental, are usually focused on layered guitar melodies. Strings and pianos are also prominently featured in some songs. MONO are known for their powerful live shows, and their complex guitar work.
Their first EP, titled Hey, You was released in September, 2000. So far, they have released six full albums: Under the Pipal Tree, One Step More and You Die, Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined, You Are There, Hymn to the Immortal Wind and For My Parents .
They also have several other records, including a remix album, a collaborative split record with Pelican, an album collaborating with World’s End Girlfriend and another EP titled Memorie Dal Futuro.
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Jambinai is a band from Korea.
The band is known for its originality, as they make use of various different traditional Korean instruments and mix them up with modern rock influences. They have stated that even though they use traditional instruments, their music is hard and heavy.