Music of Iceland is rich with vibrant pop and folk traditions. Country music is closely related to Nordic music forms. Certain renowned singers and musical bands have augmented the name of Iceland music beyond the country.
Notable examples for such gifted personalities and reputed bands include Björk, Emiliana Torrini, Voces Thules, Sigur Rós, The Sugarcubes and so on. The national anthem of Iceland "Lofsöngur" itself remains as the best example for fascinating musical compositions. It was composed on the rhythms of ‘hymn’ genre and published under the name A Hymn in Commemoration of Iceland's Thousand Years.
The folk tradition of Iceland is very rich and vibrant; people still likes the songs of 14th century. Topics like elfs, love, trolls, hidden peoples, masculinity, sailors etc are became subjects for country’s folk genre. Unique feature that distinguishes Iceland folk music from that of other countries is ‘hakveo’.
It is a special stress put on certain words of a song, generally the last word of every sentence. Iceland folk music was often accompanied by traditional musical instruments like fiđla and langspil. Another popular traditional music of Inceland includes Epic alliterative and rimur. Popular ‘Chaindance’ was performed widely on numerous occasions.
The status of Icelandic pop music is very appreciative as well-renowned musical bands such as Á Móti Sól, Sálin hans Jóns míns, Í Svörtum Fötum, Írafár, Quarashi, Amiina, Bang Gang, Skítamórall and so forth. Notable names in the list of well accepted and popular music singers include Bubbi Morthens, Páll Rósinkranz, Björgvin Halldórsson and so on.
Recent advancements and developments in musical industry have also changed the world of Icelandic music. Musical bands like Benny Crespo's Gang and Hjaltalín have apace gained wider reputation. The Metal genre of country music is a blend of hardcore and metal forms. Certain popular band names in this genre include Severed Crotch, Changer and Sólstafir.
To reach the tone of country music even to the unreachable areas, Icelandic government has established Iceland Music Export institution. Besides this, internet has graciously brought Icelandic music in the mainstream. Widened hands of internet have securely reached the tone of country music even to the remote areas.
Internet has reduced the distance between country music and audience. Now you can hear the captivating rhythms of Icelandic music sitting in the comfort of your room. Don’t waste your precious time in the crowded CD shops. Don’t stain your hands by searching Icelandic CDs in the dusty racks.
Are you thrilled? Then don’t waste a second. Bring a net enabled computer system to home if you are not having and enjoy the exceptional tone of unique music. There are number of sites providing Icelandic music download feature. Just take your mouse to make some clicks. You can find several sites offering Icelandic music download feature smiling at you.
Among thousands of such sites, you may also come across with certain sites gazing at your pocket to get some money as registration fees. It is better to avoid such sites and go for free Iceland music download sites. Save your favourite Icelandic songs in a separate folder to avoid inconveniences of re-searching. Enough! Plug on your speakers; get poured with the marvellous Icelandic music.