Einar Scheving: LAND MÍNS FÖÐUR
Special Jury Selection – 2011 Icelandic Music Awards!
Land míns föður (The Land of My Father) is the second album of Icelandic composer/drummer Einar Scheving. The album, which is a tribute to Einar’s home country as well as his late father, Árni, features a who is who on the Icelandic music scene, including six notable singers:
- Einar Scheving: Drums and percussion
- Eyþór Gunnarsson: Piano and Fender Rhodes
- Óskar Guðjónsson: Tenor saxophone
- Skúli Sverrisson: Electric and acoustic bass
- Guðmundur Pétursson: Electric and acoustic guitar, lap steel, and dobro
- Davíð Þór Jónsson: Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes
- Vocals: Kristján Kristjánsson (K.K.), Ragnar Bjarnason, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Egill Ólafsson, Sigríður Thorlacius.
As well as receiving the Icelandic Music Awards, Einar also received outstanding reviews for the album:
- “one of the most beautiful albums released in Scandinavia in modern times. An album that captures Iceland’s soul.” ★★★★★ Jan Gradvall, Dagens Industri, Sweden
- “no less than the best introduction to the music and culture of Iceland, which you could want or even imagine.” ★★★★★ IJ.Biermann, nordische-musik.de