What They Say About The Music

Beehype, Best Icelandic Albums of 2014 selection

Icelandic/Swedish duo Brother North have been making music together for a decade with the culmination so far being the release of their great folk and post-rock self-titled debut last year. read more…

Atwood Magazine, USA, 14 May 2014

Their harmonies and layered sounds wrap around you like the heat from a fireplace on a cold, winter day. Listen to Skyward Lights, but don’t stop there. Put on some good headphones, listen to the entire album, and let yourself get lost in the world of Brother North. read more…

GreenGo, Russia 14 May 2014

Почти год назад, летом, я знакомил вас с коллективом Brother North. Тогда мы все познакомились с необычайно красивым скандинавским фолком, наслаждались сладкой акустикой и прохладным морским бризом, перемежающимся криком чаек. И вот 28 апреля случился релиз лонгплея ‘Brother North’, и теперь можно констатировать факт, что время музыкального наслаждения продлено еще на шесть великолепных воздушных песен. read more…

A New Band A Day, UK, 9 June 2014

Lärkträdet […] sing the above song called Fristad (which means ‘sanctuary’, translation fans). It’s deeply lovely: a frosty-sunrise of a song that signals happiness, holism and deep calm. I listened to it three times in a row. I don’t do anything three times in a row. This is a good song. read more…

Spiral Earth, UK,  9 July 2014

The vocals throughout the album are beautifully suited to the sounds the duo create in their compositions and the inclusion of brass and strings give the work scope and sends the pair on musical flight over the Northern Scandinavia they so fondly write about. Ultimately Brother North extend far beyond the realms of a simple duo making acoustic music and each song is a journey through their homeland. In short it’s travel music for any occasion. read more…

Musical Tribe, USA

Freyr Flodgren is a Swedish/Icelandic singer/songwriter currently living in the UK. Having performed and recorded with several bands over the past few years, he is now promoting his solo work. His song “What are We?” has a beautifully calm and introspective feel to it, a common thread in a lot of his work. His voice is flawless and his guitar playing is melodic yet uncomplicated. It’s obvious that Freyr is a technically good singer/songwriter, but what really makes this track great is that it just feels real. That’s something that can’t be taught. read more…

Kentucky Seven, Sweden, 6 March 2015

One half of the amazing duo Brother North, Freyr Flodgren, is creating some magnetically beautiful tunes in a solo project. A man and his guitar may sound like a cliché, but in this case it is better than the cliché it self, it is like magic in sound. This video, shot at ”Liturgical Room” at  Musikhögskolan in Piteå, way up north in Sweden, is pure and clean. A masterpiece in it’s simplicity. The sound of the strings. The voice in the empty room. Nothing but love for this. Enjoy this Fridays best tune. read more...

Rjominn, Iceland,  22 April 2015

Freyr Flodgren í Brother North, sem Rjóminn hefur fjallað um áður, vinnur nú að sólóplötu. Hingað til vinnur hann efnið fyrir rödd og klassískan gítar en svo á að bætast við kontrabassi og slagverk. Freyr hefur þegar tekið upp nokkur lög “læf í stúdíóinu” en svo er planið að fara í endanlegar upptökur með haustinu. Fyrsta lagið var tekið upp á myndband en það heitir ”Over My Head”. Freyr tók upp annað lag á SAE Institute í London en það heitir ”What are We?”. read more…

Interview in POSEMANIKIN, USA:

There is a Swedish/Icelandic folk artist you must keep your eye on… read more

 

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