The Universe and Me

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Afi stundum segir mér

Some Icelandic singer or band named Ísafold has recorded a cover version of Björk's song "Afi." She originally recorded this back in 1983 when she was a teenager. It appears on acclaimed Ice guitarist Björgvin Gíslason's album Örugglega. You can listen to a sample of it here (and if that link doesn't work, go to this page and do a right click & save. You'll find the song towards the bottom of the page.) With its heavy drums and bass guitar combined with simplistic, melodic keyboards, it has an edgy choppiness to it that brings to mind a pack of new wave kids doing the pogo on the dance floor. Whoever this Ísafold is, she has or they have turned the poor song into a Brittany (or Birgitta, if you're from Iceland) pop tune. Oh my ears!


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