Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
Icelandic songwriter Prins Póló had died at the age of 45 from cancer. Póló, whose real name was Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2018 [via IcelandReview] ... Tributes have been sent to remember the late musician including from Islendingadagurinn (Icelandic Festival of Manitoba) ... “Svavar Pétur was a unique artist.
“It’s a sunny day here in Iceland, so it’s looking good!” bursts Björk... On 2015’s ‘Vulnicura’, she was rolling through the pain of her split with artist Matthew Barney with unflinching honesty – an aesthetic of “lying on the ground in the very hostile Icelandic winter landscape with no plants”.
Standing in the middle of the grounds, you can see the edges of so many unique things that make up FORMAT-- lights streaming from the signature, reflective hot air balloon; enormous, rainbow colored columns covered in hair, part of Icelandic artist Shoplifter's installation "Xanadu"; and Pia Camil's large fiber work.
The track is the third cut to be unveiled from the new record, which the Icelandic artist announced last month, after the songs 'Atopos' and 'Ovule' ... Only recently did I discover that this song is probably somehow inspired by an Icelandic song 'Grafskrift', which is somehow a very direct and patriarchal account of someone's life ... ....
The song serves as the latest preview of the Icelandic artist’s 10th studio album ‘Fossora’, which is due for release on September 30 via One LittleIndependentRecords (pre-order here) ... an audacious, expectation-disrupting spectacular from an artist unbothered with people-pleasing.
Last year, social-media users disparagingly circulated a years-old statement in which he, an indie-rock artist, wrote that he was “a better songwriter and lyricist than 90% of Icelandic musicians, my mother included.” He recanted , and Björk was surprised that people took what was obviously a joke so seriously.
The song serves as the second preview of the Icelandic artist’s 10th studio album ‘Fossora’, which is due for release on September 30 via One LittleIndependentRecords (pre-order here). READ MORE ... an audacious, expectation-disrupting spectacular from an artist unbothered with people-pleasing ... View this post on Instagram ... She said ... .
Anne also loved the arts and traveled to every art residency in which her daughter Cathy participated, including one in Iceland. In addition to enriching the minds of visual artists with her literary knowledge, she delighted her friends with her sense of humor and a combination of ...