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Vinyl Album by Retro Stefson and Other Releases

Retro Stefson, who were recently signed by Record Records, released on Thursday a seven-inch vinyl album in 300 copies only with the song “Qween”. On the album’s B-side there’s a remix of the song by Hermigervill.


“Qween” has enjoyed much popularity in Iceland since its release late last year. Retro Stefson is now working on a new album, which is set to hit the market at the end of this summer, a press release reveals.

The album Leyfðu ljósinu (“Let the light”) by Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir arrived in stores on May 18. It’s a composition recorded in the Music Research Center at the University of York by Tony Myatt last January.

The recordings were left unchanged after Hildur’s performance. The album was released by the respected label Touch and is also available digitally at


Hildur Guðnadóttir. Photo by Rune Kongsro.

Based in Berlin, Hildur has worked with a number of composers and artists in the course of her career and been member of various bands, including múm and Stórsveit Nix Nolte, and played alongside Skúli Sverrisson, Jóhann Jóhannsson and others.

Also this month, physician and composer Arnar Ástráðsson released his debut, State of Mind, which includes ten original dance tunes and “romantic” songs by Arnar.

Most of them are performed by guest vocalists, among them Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir and Hjámfríður Þöll Friðriksdóttir, while Arnar plays the piano, but others are only played.

Danish singer Irine Jepsen and American violinist Roland Hartwell also participated in the recordings. The album was released by Danish-Icelandic label Arctic Rock.

Music enthusiasts take note: the Reykjavík Music Mess festival is currently ongoing.

Click here to read more about the festival and other recent album releases.


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