We’re over the moon having made Veronica Vasicka’s and Karl O’Connor’s lists – to quote Yatra-Arts:
“Reptilicus – “Initial Conditions” single on Yatra Arts makes the cut for Veronica Vasicka / Minimal Wave’s best of 2013 list on Boomkat.com. We are truly honoured as we have great respect for her label, radio program & vision.” / “and also on Regis (Karl O’Connor) / Downwards chart as well”
Canadian Label Yatra-Arts released a unique CD at the Iceland Airwaves festival this October: Höfnin Hljómar, Sounds of the Harbour, a compilation Icelandic electronic music. The concept is the brain child of Yatra-Arts founder Praveer Baijal who co-produced it with Toronto’s William Blakeney. The compilation is a snapshot of what’s happening at fringes of the Icelandic electronic scene at the moment.
Reptilicus is pleased to be part of the project in the illustrious company of Gjöll, Björk Viggósdóttir, Auxpan, Jóhann Eiríksson, Inside Bilderberg, AMFJ, Stereo Hypnosis, Jónas Sen, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Þóranna Björnsdóttir, Þorkell Atlason and Rúnar Magnússon. Our pleasure is not diminished by the fact that an excerpt of our live cooperation with Auxpan from 12 Tónar is included.
Reptilicus concluded Yatra-Arts’ label night at the Iceland Airwaves festival, October 30th, celebrating the release of Höfnin Hljómar, Sounds of the Harbour, a compilation Icelandic electronic music. To cite The Reykjavik Grapewine review:
“Last but not least closing the show was Reptilicus. For those unfamiliar with this duo this was witness to experimental Icelandic royalty. Over 20 years of pushing the boundaries of sound and music, they took the the stage like the sentries of the scene, sage like. This set was thunderous and unflinching. Despite the obvious lineage to industrial, kraut and Dada, Reptilicus split the sound of time in half. Simultaneously a prehistory and post history experimental electronic music. Textural, beat driven, granular perfection. In actuality, I really don’t think it is quite accurate to describe them as experimental. Other than the original output signal, their deft control and articulation of the set was poignant, sharp, and hitting.”
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We’re grateful for the invite to Factory Experimental Music Minifest at Hjalteyri last week. We had excellent time with Re-Pete, Dick Vegas and all the rest – thanks!
At Factory, we’ll be trying out new stuff we’re working on in conjunction with an assortment of stray tunes from previous years. Our first time in Hjalteyri, looking forward to it!
Reptilicus performed an improvised piece titled Re:Written at the Grand Finale of the Tectonics festival in Harpa, Reykjavík, yesterday. GIM and Jóhann collected raw material during the festival by recording bits and pieces from other performances which were then manipulated and edited on stage.
Apart from emphasising the way the piece was put together, the titled refers to the human tendency to take things out of context and infuse them with new meaning. For the visuals, a live microscope was utilised on stage — for as a visual aid, it does an excellent job of removing whatever it hones in on out of its immediate context.
The visuals were operated by Kári Hrafn Guðmundsson.
Photo: Sami Heiskanen (islantiin.com / samiheiskanen.fi).