Jóel Pálsson: VARP
Jóel Pálsson: Tenor saxophone, clarinet and contrabass clarinet
Davíð Þór Jónsson: Hammond organ, piano and Minimoog
Hilmar Jensson: Electric and acoustic guitar
Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson: Acoustic and electric bass
Matthías Hemstock: Drums, percussion and drum machine
All tracks by Jóel Pálsson.
Recorded in 2006.
Icelandic Music Award as "Jazz Record of the year" 2006.
"The recording combines many music influences—popular, world music, and electronica—into a distinctive mix that is equal parts musicianship and atmosphere. Pálsson and his quartet are clearly up to something (...)
Don't let the CD cover of the saxophonist wearing a gas mask intimidate you; there's nothing toxic about Varp. It's a breath of fresh air."
- Mark F. Turner in All About Jazz