So what happened at icelandairwaves festival? we played 4 times over the festival. 1 airwaves gig and 3 off-venue gigs. That is the most we have done at this festival.
Our appearance at the festival also marked our 10th anniversary of playing this good festival.
To mark this we have gathered some links and comments for future references:
“Ghostigital was so unexpected and unpredictable, I was left with a goofy grin that I couldn’t wipe off my face for a long time.”
read more: Gemma Alexander
“The rest of Ghostigital’s set was a haze of glitchy, heavy beats, distorted guitar, slam poetry, and paranoid madness, all with Einar, twitching in the center like the ringmaster of a digital nightmare circus. Bearing witness to this cyclone of darkness may cause you to question the stability of your own mind.”
read more: KEXP blog
” well as running the culture and tourism committee, Einar Örn has a electro punk band Ghostigital, who play on Saturday night and quickly stake their place as the best act of the festival. At 50, Örn is still a taut and charismatic figure – proclaiming simultaneously insurrectionary and surreal lyrics.”
read more: Clash Music
“Spinning, noisy, hip hop-esque vocals at one point recalled something like early Wu-Tang, and at another seemed on the verge of collapsing, an echo-y and stuttering splatter of sounds that seemed to vibrate out of his body and fall onto the crowd. Clad in a white button up shirt, he looked more clean-cut cult leader than politician.”
read more: grapevine.is
And now for a few videos from our concerts:
Off venue concert at Smekkleysa Record shop
Rafwaves concert on the Sunday
“During their set for KEXP’s broadcast live during Iceland Airwaves, the crowd at KEX Hostelhas grown exponentially in anticipation of some Ghostigital weirdness from Icelandic punk legend Einar Örn. They started his set with “Trousers,” a song that begins with a wall of digital noise, over which Einar cries “There”s a storm in my mind… there’s a storm outside!” The song then drops into a quick, heavy beat that twists and turns with the pattern of his manic rambling interspersed with shrieking and convulsing.”
the rafwaves kick of tomorrow, but ghostigital and guests play on sunday. here is the poster.
next week will be relatively busy for ghostigital. icelandairwaves festival kicks off midweek and we will be playing 3 concerts.
first one will be on friday at Kex as a part of a live broadcast on kexp.org and the time is 15.00.
next one will be on saturday at the german bar at 21.40 and that one is the official performance of ghostigital at the airwaves festival.
the third one will be at rafwaves.com which is festival within the festival. it is at iðusalir and starts at 21.30
We might do an instore at the smekkleysa record shop on friday at 17.30 as well.
SO live work ahead.
And this will be the 10th anniversary of ghostigital playing live.