Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Sugarcubes - Ultra Rare Rehearsals Recordings + Live Jamming Session's Early (1990's) - [AAC-M4A]




AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?8xfoh5bs9wo0hbc - Björk:
The Sugarcubes:
Ultra Rare Rehearsals Recordings + Live Jamming Session's Early (1990's)


Tracklist:

01. The Sugarcubes: Ultra Rare Rehearsals Recordings + Live Jamming Session's Early (1990's)


1989 herb ritts, photoshoot, '89 sugarcube björk' photos @
http://www.bjork.com/ + https://www.instagram.com/ + flickr + http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.com/


please buy her albums + support this superb and unique icelandic/nordic artist @
http://www.bjork.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bjork https://www.youtube.com/user/bjorkdotcom
https://twitter.com/bjork https://soundcloud.com/bjork https://plus.google.com/+bjork
http://www.indian.co.uk/

made/edited + compiled together and re-encoded to AAC-M4A [superiour björklossless sound] by
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Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Sugarcubes: Þór The Sailor + Þórður Sjóari + Interview (Icelandic) Bad Taste Office, Reykjavík Dock, (1989) - [AAC-M4A]



AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?emcid48sl8d301m - Björk:
The Sugarcubes:
Þór The Sailor + Þórður Sjóari + Interview,
Bad Taste Office, Reykjavík Dock,
(1989)

Tracklist:
01. Þór The Sailor + Þórður Sjóari (Audio) (Icelandic) (1989)
02. Þór The Sailor + Interview (Audio) (Icelandic) (1989) 
03. Þór The Sailor + Þórður Sjóari + Interview (Audio) (Icelandic) (1989)

info: on these rare recordings of 'Þór The Sailor' you'll hear the pure volcal range of the icelandic pop warrior. 1989 - reykjavík, bad taste office.
the sugarcubes performs two times a song called Þór The Sailor.
instruments : guitar, rocks, teeth , and lobsters.
1989 : björk, on the reykjavík dock sings a sailor song with sigtryggur baldursson, (sugarcubes drummer).

photos @ http://www.timothywhite.com/
http://timothywhite.com/archives/sugarcubes

please buy her albums + support this superb and unique icelandic/nordic artist @
http://www.bjork.com/

re-encoded to AAC-M4A [superiour björklossless sound] by
http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.com/

Friday, 18 December 2015

Bapsi: (I Love To Love) Icelandic Radio Music School (1976) - [AAC-M4A]

AAC-M4A download link - https://www.mediafire.com/?59ql2ok9mj6ybav - Bapsi: (I Love To Love)
Icelandic Radio Music School (1976)

Tracklist:
01. I Love To Love (1976)

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http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.com/

Björk - 77' Fálkinn, Recorded @ Hljóðrita Studios, Hafnarfirði, Reykjavík, Iceland, August/September, (1977) + Bonus Tracks - [AAC-M4A]
































AAC-M4A download link - https://www.mediafire.com/?6gi318wjwl5oq88 - Björk - 77' Fálkinn, Recorded @ Hljóðrita Studios, Hafnarfirði, Reykjavík, Iceland, August/September, (1977) + Bonus Tracks
 - album info: Björk Guðmundsdóttir* ?– Björk
Genre:
Pop
Style:
Vocal
Year:
1977
Notes:
Björk's child album was released officially only on vinyl and cassette. 

All "Fálkinn" CD releases are bootlegs in fact, available in many similar variations with the same artwork but different discs with: 
black & white background picture with title and info: in Red • in Red v.2 • in White • no title or info; 
more versions with Red text, but the background is: Black & Red • Black & Yellow; 
there are also: Orange disc • Green disc versions and the Parrot records bootleg.
Tracklist
Arabadrengurinn 5:00
Búkolla 3:16
Alta Mira 2:30
Jóhannes Kjarval 2:15
Fúsi Hreindýr 3:27
Himnaförin 2:32
Óliver 2:47
Álfur Út Úr Hól 3:04
Músastiginn 2:44
Bænin 2:00
Versions (17)
Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Björk ?(LP, Album) Fálkinn FA-006 Iceland 1977
Björk ?(Cass, Album) Fálkinn FA-006-4 Iceland 1977
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parrot Records PAR-116 Australia 1996
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 1997
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 1997
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Red) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 1997
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 1997
Björk ?(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ltd, Blu) Not On Label (Björk) FA-006 UK 2006
Björk ?(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ltd, Gre) Not On Label (Björk) FA-006 UK 2006
Björk ?(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ltd, Red) Not On Label (Björk) FA-006 UK 2006
Björk ?(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ltd, Whi) Not On Label (Björk) FA-006 UK 2006
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 Unknown
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 Unknown
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 Unknown
Björk ?(CD, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Fálkinn (2) Stereo Fa 006 Unknown
Björk ?(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fálkinn (2) FA - 006 - 4 South America Unknown
Björk ?(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Unofficial) Fálkinn (2) FA-006 Iceland Unknown Björk Guðmundsdóttir* ?– Björk
Label:
Fálkinn ?– FA-006
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album 
Country:
Iceland
Released:
Dec 1977
Genre:
Pop
Style:
Vocal
Tracklist Hide Credits
A1 Arabadrengurinn
Composed By – Sævar Árnasson
5:00
A2 Búkolla
Composed By [Uncredited] – Stevie Wonder
3:16
A3 Alta Mira
Composed By – Edgar Winter
Performer [Canger] – Sigurður Karlsson
Sitar – Björgvin Gíslason
2:30
A4 Jóhannes Kjarval
Composed By, Flute – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
2:15
A5 Fúsi Hreindýr
Composed By – Björgvin Gíslason
Saxophone – Þorleifur Gíslason
3:27
B1 Himnaförin
Composed By – Björgvin Hólm
2:32
B2 Óliver
Composed By – Jóhann Helgason
Harmonica – Guðmundur Ingólfsson
2:47
B3 Álfur Út Úr Hól
Composed By – Lennon, Mc Cartney*
Flute [Þverflauta, Blokkflauta] – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
Performer [Hrossabrestur] – Sigurður Karlsson
3:04
B4 Músastiginn
Other [Þrjár Litlar Mýs] – Ostakór
Performer [Horssabr., Kinnasláttur], Bongos – Sigurður Karlsson
Sopranino Saxophone – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
2:44
B5 Bænin
Composed By – Melanie (2)
2:00
Credits
Acoustic Guitar [Kassagítar] – Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: A5, B3, B5)
Bass – Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: A1 to B4)
Bells – Reynir Sigurðsson (tracks: A5), Sigurður Karlsson (tracks: A3, B3)
Drums – Sigurður Karlsson (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B4)
Guitar – Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2), Sævar Árnason* (tracks: A1)
Handclaps [Klapp] – Bjöggi* (tracks: B1), Björk (tracks: B1), Pálmi* (tracks: B1), Siggi* (tracks: B1)
Lyrics By [Texti] – Björgvin Hólm (tracks: A1, A2, A5 to B3), Kolbrún Jónsdóttir (tracks: B5), Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: A3)
Maracas – Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: A3, B3)
Organ – Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: A4), Pétur Hjaltested (tracks: A1, B3)
Piano – Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: A5, B4), Guðmundur Ingólfsson (tracks: B1, B2), Kristján Guðmundsson (tracks: A1 to A4, B3)
Synthesizer – Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: A4, A5), Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: B4), Sigurður Helgi Pálmason (tracks: A4)
Tambourine – Sigurður Karlsson (tracks: A3, B2)
Voice [Rödd] – Jóhann Eiríksson (2) (tracks: A2), Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: B2)
Xylophone – Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: A1, A3)
Notes
Recorded between August to September 1977 at Studio Hljóðriti, Hafnarfjörður. Total length: 29:35 
About 6000 copies were manufactured. 

Track A2: the cover of 'Your Kiss Is Sweet' originally performed by Syreeta. The writer credit is given as "Erlent" on release ("Foreign song" in Icelandic). 
Tracks A4 and B4 are instrumentals. 
Track B3: the cover of 'The Fool On The Hill' by The Beatles. 
Track B5: the cover of 'Christopher Robin' by Melanie Safka. 

? This is the ORIGINAL 1977 RELEASE: it doesn't have "Limited Edition of 1000 Copies" writing on the back like the black vinyl reissue from 90s or red, green, white & blue colour vinyl bootleg copies that were made later in 2006. Original cover is significantly sharper and brighter than copies, but that doesn't mean the copies are bad - they are Ok. There are also numerous CD bootlegs available, but the only other format original version is on cassette.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (A side run-out groove etchings): BJP-001-A-1 (FA-006-A)
Matrix / Runout (B side run-out groove etchings): BJP-001-B -1 (FA-006-B) Björk Guðmundsdóttir* ?– Björk
Label:
Fálkinn (2) ?– Stereo Fa 006
Format:
CD, Album, Unofficial Release, Red Disc 
Country:

Released:
1997
Genre:
Pop
Style:

Tracklist Hide Credits
1 Arabadrengurinn
Composed By [Music] – Sævar Árnasson
Guitar – Sævar Árnasson
Lyrics By – Björgvin Hólm
Organ – Pétur Hjaltested
Xylophone – Pálmi Gunnarsson
5:28
2 Búkolla
Composed By [Uncredited] – Stevie Wonder
Lyrics By – Björgvin Hólm
Voice – Jóhann Eiríksson (2)
3:31
3 Alta Mira
Composed By [Music] – Edgar Winter
Congas, Tambourine – Sigurður Karlsson
Lyrics By – Pálmi Gunnarsson
Sitar – Björgvin Gíslason
Xylophone, Maracas – Pálmi Gunnarsson
2:42
4 Jóhannes Kjarval
Composed By – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
Organ – Pálmi Gunnarsson
Recorder – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
Synthesizer [Elka String] – Björgvin Gíslason, Sigurður Helgi Pálmason
2:35
5 Fúsi Hreindýr
Bells [Jingle Bells] – Reynir Sigurðsson
Composed By [Music] – Björgvin Gíslason
Lyrics By – Björgvin Hólm
Synthesizer [Elka String], Piano – Björgvin Gíslason
3:44
6 Himnaför
Composed By – Björgvin Hólm
Handclaps [Hand Clapping] – Björgvin Gíslason, Björk Guðmundsdóttir*, Pálmi Gunnarsson, Sigurður Karlsson
Piano – Guðmundur Ingólfsson
2:41
7 Óliver
Composed By [Music] – Jóhann Helgason
Lyrics By – Björgvin Hólm
Piano, Harmonica – Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Tambourine – Sigurður Karlsson
Voice – Pálmi Gunnarsson
2:53
8 Álfur Út Úr Hól
Composed By [Music] – Lennon-McCartney
Lyrics By – Björgvin Hólm
Maracas – Pálmi Gunnarsson
Noises, Bells – Sigurður Karlsson
Organ – Pétur Hjaltested
Recorder, Flute [German Flute] – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
3:16
9 Músastiginn
Bongos – Sigurður Karlsson
Sopranino Saxophone – Björk Guðmundsdóttir*
Synthesizer [Elka String, Moog], Piano – Björgvin Gíslason
2:56
10 Bænin
Composed By [Music] – Melanie (2)
Lyrics By – Kolbrún Jónsdóttir
2:15
Credits
Bass – Pálmi Gunnarsson (tracks: 1 to 9)
Drums – Sigurður Karlsson (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 10)
Guitar – Björgvin Gíslason (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 8)
Piano – Kristján Guðmundsson (tracks: 1 to 4, 8)
Producer – Pálmi Gunnarsson, Sigurður Karlsson, Tony Cook (2)
Notes
Recorded at the Hljóðrita Studios, Hafnarfirði, from August to September 1977. 
Track 2 is marked as "Lag: Erlent" which means "foreign music". 

©1977 Falkinn / Stereo Fa 006 / Made in Island 

The actual durations differ from the ones given on the back sleeve. Here are the durations from the traycard: 5:00 / 3:16 / 2:30 / 2:15 / 3:27 / 2:32 / 2:47 / 3:04 / 2:44 / 2:00 

? Eight variations of "Fálkinn" bootleg exist with different disc label print: 
• Black & White background picture, title and info in Red 
• Black & White background picture, title and info in Red - var.2 
• Black & White background picture, title and info in White 
• Black & White background picture, no title or info on disc 
• Orange picture, no title or info on disc 
• Black & Red background picture, title and info in Red (this one) 
• Black & Yellow background picture, title and info in Red 
• Green background picture, title and info in Yellow 
+ Parrot records bootleg
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: Björk 97
Rights Society: n©b/BIEM Notes
Recorded between August to September 1977 at Studio Hlóðriti, Reykjavík. 
Total length: 29:35 
Limited Edition of 1000 Copies. 

Most copies in circulation today are bootlegs with the same cat#. These are usually easily recognizable by the fact that "LIMITED EDITION 1000 COPIES" is printed on the back cover, and/or that the vinyl is colored (non-black). 

This re-release on black vinyl (unlike later bootlegs on color vinyl) has the original insert with lyrics and credits. - note: riped from my silver factroy pressed bootleg red cd, + re-encoded to AAC-M4A [superiour björklossless sound] by
http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Björk - Lystisnekkjan Gloria - The Cassette [200 Copies Made] Gramm Records (1986) - [AAC-M4A]

AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?or4rcw1uvroti84 - Björk:
Lystisnekkjan Gloria - The Cassette [200 Copies Made] Gramm Records (1986)


Tracklist:
01. júp fyrir mig (Deep For Me) 
02. Lungu (Lungs)
03. Lifað í vatni (eða: Þið takið frið framfyrir sannleika) (Living In Water (or: You Take Peace Over Truth) 
04. Sálmur 323 (Psalm 323)

info:
björk guðmundsdóttir, performs 4 poems on the cassette "Lystisnekkjan Gloría" (Gramm Records 1986 - 200 copies made). The poems are titled: 01. Djúp fyrir mig (Deep For Me)
02. Lungu (Lungs)
03. Lifað í vatni (eða: Þið takið frið framfyrir sannleika) (Living In Water (Or: You Take Peace Over Truth)
04. Sálmur 323 (Psalm 323)

note: this ultra rare cassette tape audio is curtsy of youtube user gunnar hjálmarsson, https://www.youtube.com/user/halurinn - https://plus.google.com/u/0/117946320356710638879/posts

please buy her albums + support this superb and unique icelandic/nordic artist @
http://www.bjork.com/

re-edited/re-encoded to AAC-M4A [superiour björklossless sound] by
http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.com/

Björk: A Special Milestone 50th Birthday !! My Dedication ! - November, 21st (21-11-1965/2015)

[björk, a special milestone 50th birthday] this saturday, november, 21st 2015 49 year old icelandic/nordic singer/songwriter björk, will be celebrateing her [special milestone 50th birthday] !! this is my 50th birthday dedication to the life & career of 'björk guðmundsdóttir' born on a sunday in her native nordic country iceland the capital reykjavík on november 21st 1965. before she was famous, she worked on a farm, and did odd jobs at an antiques shop, a bookstore, a coca-cola bottling plant where her job was to check for cleanliness, and a fish factory during the easter break in 1984. and in her early punk band 'spit & snot' she was a drummer, and she had no eyebrows and had orange hair. she's the most uniqueist woman alive on mother earth. [björk: the lovely body expression gesture habits - (1) the cute constant nose rubbing. (2) the legendary sick out tongue. (3) biteing nails micro-biting. (4) the forefinger thumb dance affair. (5) the mysterious jaw/finger nose snorf. (6) squeezeing her super cute elfin face expressions. (7) constant licking around her lip's. (8) beautiful facial tic-constant body twitching with a tilt of the head. (9) placeing hand on belly - [Björk: Voice octave's] - (1) high octave volcal range. (2) throat rumble. (3) characteristic icelandic jibberish. (4) howls. (5) screams. (6) screech. - 'icelandic/nordic beauty this immense' 'volcano of iceland' 'we need milk & cakes and a warm bed' 'her voice is a firework of pure emotions...and her music is a raw thunderstorm of a unique true tribal beat from an astral world' björk is one of the worlds most greatest artists, unique, creative, and constantly evolving phenomenon, 'goosebumps to watch' one of the few great artsy artistic poetic artists of the modern world. truly inspirational. 'an image of the beautiful' 'imaginative side of the human mind' 'warmthness' childhood nickname 'bapsi' she's  a 'beautiful enigma' 'ideal' 'graceful' 'iconic' 'quirky' 'mystic' 'tiny artistic whirlwind' 'kooky' 'attractive' 'wild icelandic teenager punk' 'unique hazel/green/orange/yellow eye's' 'gems stones or bindi dot's under her eye's & over her forehead' 'multi-colured eye/shaddow make-up' 'the deep intense stare look' 'T-shirt girl' 'jeweled/golden facial/embroidered net masks' 'natural eyebrows/unibrow' 'hunter arms in the air belly dance 1998/2007' 'isobel arm's/hands of a clock vespertine dance 2001' 'hollow bum biophilia dance 2011/2012' hyperballard listening hand over ear, hearing...crowd singing move' '5 years/oceania/hope curtsy/spining around ballerina music box volta dance' 'japanese shooting magical spider silk hand held throw 'kambuki volta streamers 2007/2008' 'roman candle biophilia 2 hand held tubes fireworks' '1990's rubber wrist watches & stop-watches' 'the sugarcubes coloured resin plastic rings' 'geometric hairdos' 'short boyish hair 1983/1984/1989/1990' 'the sugarcubes 'barrette blue/red/silver big oval/straight plastic french hair clips' '1992 2-sided princess leia star wars bobby pinned updo hair buns' '1993/1994 bobby pinned updo hair-knots' '1994 star hair do with blue beaded hair clip' '1995 japanese looking fringe jet black hair' '1996/1997 bleech blonde/ginger hair/pulled-up techno mohawk stringed woven/spinder hair plaits' 'long bobby pinned shield hair 1996' '2003 slanted hair-do' '1997/2011 pulled up hair with top/front bobby pinned updo 2 big beaded hair knot' '2013/2015 pulled up hair with jewish 'peyot' below ear's hair/woven lime green string long plaits' 'DJ/raver' 'saviour of iceland' 'head/neck dresses' '2008 pom-pom head dress/2007 pom-pom leggings' 'volta beaded/string green hair fringe bag/neck hair fringe dresses/rubber spiked wrist swing object 2005/2007' 'multi-colored hoods 2004/2005/2012' 'bulbous multi-colored wig's pinned with bobby pins into a twisty spiral' 'the sugarcube sperm necklace' 'volcanic ash necklaces/pendants' 'glasses/sunshades' 'tights/stockings' 'rolling her R's' 'czechoslovakian immigrant 'selma ježková' 'crystal clear icelandic pronunciation' 'icelandic jibberish' 'fantastic throat rumble' 'howls' 'screams' 'screech' 'björk's celestial folk voice bewitching the listener' 'pixie nose' 'band of freckles over nose brige/under eyes' 'pronounced parentheses smile lines' 'pronounced philtrum groove' 'lovely shaped mouth' 'lovely high cheekbones' 'gorgeous chunky shaped leg's/thighs/gorgeous knobbly knees' 'lovely hands & fingers' 'photogenic' 'little bit finger-nails micro-biting' 'dipped multi-colured finger-tip's' 'multi-colured painted forehead make-up' 'shiny shimmering sparkling glitter glamour costume carment dresses' 'debut un-tied hiking brown boot laces 1993' 'multi-colured stockings' 'skin tight 2-tone marble multi-colured leggings' 'big soled shoes' 'the goddess of sparkle' 'musical scientist' 'musicologist' 'lovely pop-belly' 'infectus to watch' 'sipped teaspoons of soup between songs' 'gorgeous mother' 'little elven princess' 'icelandic qween' 'dramatic hand gestures' 'sexual hand gestures' 'hand signals' 'army of me...arms out to the side move' 'techno/trip-hop goddess' 'electro goddess' 'icelandic flameing lip's' 'nordic' 'pagan' 'pixie' 'elven' 'eccentric elf' 'icelandic pop warrior' 'icemaiden' 'screaming masterpiece' 'high octave vocal range is laser optical precise' 'pure personality' 'unique body/face movement' 'face scrunches' 'lovely bone structure' 'mole under her right lower lip' 'mole on upper right knee-cap' 'star tattoo behind her left ear' 'vegvísir viking compass tattoo on her left upper arm' 'looks back at band...taps on her chest twice with one finger pointing up' 'history of touching/pointing down there/multiple orgasms live on stage' 'microphone right handed, & left thumb pointing back' 'one day & hyperballard...left hand by ear' 'icelandic volcano' 'true modern minimalist' 'full artistic control' björk embraces the true essence of simplicity in her music, an untameable force of nature, she's an artist who marches to nobody’s tune but her own. 'black lake' 10+emotional. by far one of the greatest heart felt, moveing videos ever done by her that ive ever seen too date. filmed in volcanic raw iceland...watching this is very emotional and moveing, the part when she's thumping her chest over and over again, as she 'jump starts' her shattered broken heart with the sound of 'flatline' is masterful. aged 49 in the 'black lake' video, she never fails and now she's comeing 50 she still brings the emotion passion and raw power in her music. 'happy special milestone 50th birthday björk, enjoy your day & please make more music + have a stommper of a party' , warmthness !! [björk is pure electricity!] - http://gudmundsdottirbjork.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, 6 November 2015

Björk + Andri Snær og - Gætum Garðsins, (“Protect The Park”) Press Conference @ Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, (2015) - [AAC-M4A]




















AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?7ju1fa5e06k3vk7 - Björk: + Andri Snær og:
Gætum Garðsins, (“Protect The Park”) 
Press Conference @ Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik,
(2015)

Tracklist:
01. 'We Ask For The World To Support Us Against Our Government'
02. Björk + Andri Snær og - Gætum Garðsins, (“Protect The Park”) Press Conference @ Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, (2015)

event info: “we ask for the world to support us against our government”  , ! ... 'icelanders have a deadline_ emotional landscapes' 
nature lovers ! if you want to help iceland stop the destruction of its wilderness , you can go here to pledge your support . doesn't matter where in the world you're from - you can help !

björk and renowned writer and environmentalist andri snær magnason are hosting a press conference at iceland airwaves, reykjavik, on behalf of gætum garðsins (“protect the park”) highlighting the need for urgent action to save iceland’s highlands from environmental destruction. 

launched in march of last year, gætum garðsins is a coalition aiming to raise awareness for the conservation of iceland’s highlands, which forms the largest area of untouched wilderness in europe.

the highlands are a big draw for nature lovers all over the world, with data from the icelandic tourist board showing that around 80% of foreign visitors come to iceland primarily to experience the country’s wilderness, and about half come specifically for the central highlands. tourism is now iceland’s largest revenue-generating sector. 

the area, which currently does not have proper legal status or protection, is currently under threat of extensive development, as outlined by the icelandic government’s master plan for conservation of nature and utilisation of energy. specifically, the government has plans to pave roads, erect power lines and build power plants, which would drastically alter the landscape.

as part of the conference, björk has released this video message asking “the world to support us against our government” 

to prevent irreversible damage to the highlands, gætum garðsins is proposing that a national park be created, an idea that the majority of icelanders support, according to a gallup poll. 

the press conference comes one week after uk prime minister david cameron’s visit to iceland, when a new uk-iceland energy task force was announced to assess the possibility of laying the world’s longest sub-sea power cable (746 miles) to provide the uk with “long-term, renewable” energy.

commenting on this plan in advance of the press conference, andri snær magnason said: 

“the concept of iceland’s infinite energy of iceland is on par with other myths from iceland like elves and trolls. you cannot simply plug into a volcano. iceland has already harnessed its nature for energy production close to the maximum and the only way this proposal could work would be to build yet another power plant. 

“this would bring grave environmental consequences - destroying forever the nesting places of pink-footed geese and habitat for the great north atlantic salmon, as well as some of the greatest waterfalls in the wilderness of iceland.”

last year gætum garðsins hosted a special benefit event, including a special screening of the film ‘noah’ and a concert with björk, patti smith, of monsters and men, lykke li and others - raising over 30 million icelandic króna for the cause. 

the organisation will continue to work toward its goal of creating a national park and at once debunk the myth that iceland is a source of endless energy that should be harnessed at the cost of the country’s true national treasure—its nature.


http://www.facebook.com/gaetumgardsins
http://www.natturukortid.is
http://www.hjartalandsins.is
http://www.landvernd.is
http://www.nsi.is
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