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01 04 :28
02
Sin Fang Clangour
03 :56
03 04 :39
04
Hjaltalín Stay By You
04 :14
05
Reykjavík! Kate Bush
04 :22
06
Retro Stefson Papa Paulo III
04 :01
07
FM Belfast Underwear
04 :58
08 05 :19
09 04 :27
ARTIST
TITLE
Backyard
FORMAT
CD/DVD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 108CD MORR 108CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/8/2011

Backyard is a realization and celebration of Reykjavík's creative spirit. It is the embodiment of what happens when a group of friends work hard at implementing and executing an idea, and it is simply because they're having fun! It is pure joy on celluloid, and you should join this party, which features performances by múm, FM Belfast, Sin Fang, Hjaltalín, Retro Stefson, Borko & Reykjavík!. Most of them are internationally known due to their releases on Morr Music and Kimi Records. This is what happened: after he had successfully organized a concert (featuring eight bands in 12 hours), Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (of FM Belfast fame) found himself pretty amazed by the energy and velocity of his local scene. He thought: "I should throw a party like this in my own backyard." So he invited all his friends and favorite local bands to play a show in his small backyard over the course of a couple of days. And he also invited filmmaker Árni Sveinsson. The bands don't sound anything alike -- they are all doing their own thing. What they share is a friendship, a mentality and approach that surpasses any superficial differences. This is not so much what you would call a "scene." It's a group of friends: take Borko kicking off the movie with his lo-fi majesty against Hjaltalín's intricate baroque; múm's delicate patchwork against Reykjavík!'s drunken artwork or FM Belfast's ungovernable will to party (which marks the grand finale, here). It's all there, and it works together because the shared idea is not a sound, but a feeling. This feeling is perfectly captured in Backyard. The DVD comes with a CD of original live music from Backyard. DVD Information: Film length: 71 mins. Bonus material length: 18 mins. Directed by: Árni Sveinsson. NTSC format, ALL-Region DVD; picture format: 16:9; sound format: stereo; language: Icelandic.