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No. of Participations – 134
First Participation – WV 01
No. of Wins – 6 (WV 10, 45, 104, 120, 144, 172)
No. of Qualifications – 87 (65%)



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No. of Participations – 131
First Participation – WV 39
No. of wins – 6 (WV 45, 103, 120, 139, 154, 172)
Worst Result - 21st out of 22 in SF (WV 156)
No. of Qualifications – 91 (69%)


WV 176 Entry:


Toneron - Life




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WV 39 || Semifinal: 16th - 047 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Árstiðir - Á meðan jörðin sefur
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WV 40 || Semifinal: 15th - 053 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Sin fang - Look at the light
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WV 41 || Semifinal: 15th - 052 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || I svörtum fötum - Paradís
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WV 42 || Semifinal: 03rd - 093 points | Final: 08th - 141 pts || Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws
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WV 43 || Semifinal: 20th - 042 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Skálmöld - Kvaðning
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WV 44 || Semifinal: 04th - 092 points | Final: 12th - 126 pts || Ólafur Arnalds ft. Haukur Heiðar Hauksson - A hundred reasons
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WV 45 || Semifinal: 07th - 073 points | Final: 01st - 191 pts || Kaleo - Vor í Vaglaskógi
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WV 46 || Semifinal: PREQUALIFIER| Final: 21st - 095 pts || Agent Fresco - Dark Water
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WV 47 || Semifinal: 11th - 064 points | Final: 26th - 082 pts || Dikta - Thank You
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WV 48 || Semifinal: 15th - 051 points | Final: 21st - 093 pts || Jónsi - Tornado
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WV 49 || Semifinal: 04th - 100 points | Final: 19th - 095 pts || Ásgeir - Dýrð i dauðaþögn
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WV 50 || Semifinal: 03th - 109 points | Final: 08th - 144 pts || Thorsteinn Einarsson - Leya
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WV 51 || Semifinal: 17th - 047 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Tilbury - Tenderloin
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WV 52 || Semifinal: 11th - 065 points | Final: 06th - 155 pts || Sigur Rós - Hoppipolla
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WV 53 || Semifinal: 02nd - 109 points | Final: 08th - 141 pts || Low Roar - Friends Make Garbage
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WV 54 || Semifinal: 06th - 068 points | Final: 26th - 076 pts || Rökkurró - Sjónarspil
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WV 55 || Semifinal: 15th - 051 points | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Ásgeir - Hærra
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WV 56 || Semifinal: 15th - 051 points | Final: 05th - 164 pts || Ólafur Arnalds - Fyrsta
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WV 57 || Semifinal: 01st - 091 points | Final: 09th - 141 pts || Árstiðir - Himinhvel

Stäwen:
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WV 58 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Svala - The Real Me
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WV 59 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Jón ft. Haffi Haff - Hljómsveitin Jón
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WV 60 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Sniglabandið - Britney
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WV 61 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Thorunn Antonia - Too Late
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WV 62 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Unnur Eggerts - Stólin Augnablik
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WV 63 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || GusGus- Over
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WV 64 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || JFM ft. Steed Lord - Viva la Brea
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WV 65 || Semifinal: TBA | Final: 22nd - ??? pts || Rok & Yohanna - Find a Better Man

whiteshoes:
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WV 66 || Semifinal: 08th - 061 pts | Final: 15th - 133 pts || Sólstafir - Miðaftann
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WV 67 || Semifinal: 05th - 075 pts | Final: 18th - 119 pts || Rökkurró - Svanur
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WV 68 || Semifinal: 10th - 062 pts | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || John Grant - Global Warming
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WV 69 || Semifinal: 14th - 052 pts | Final: 18th - 125 pts || Brunaliðið - Ástarsorg
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WV 70 || Semifinal: no idea - no idea | Final: 13th - many pts || Sigur Rós - Starálfur
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WV 71 || Semifinal: 07th - 076 pts | Final: 18th - 127 pts || Júníus Meyvant - Color Decay
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WV 72 || Semifinal: 02nd - 081 pts | Final: 18th - 117 pts || Mono Town - In The Eye of the Storm
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WV 73 || Semifinal: 04th - 082 pts | Final: 2nd - 174 pts || Árstíðir - Ró
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WV 74 || Semifinal: 10th - 061 pts | Final: 6th - 162 pts || Sigur Rós - Dauðalogn
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WV 75 || Semifinal: 17th - 043 pts | Final: DNQ - DNQ pts || Mammút - Ströndin
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WV 76 || Semifinal: 1st - 093 pts | Final: 2nd - 224 pts || Kaleo - Way Down We Go
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WV 77 || Semifinal: ??? - ??? | Final: 8th - ??? pts || CeaseTone - Humble History Song
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WV 78 || Semifinal: ??? - ??? pts | Final: 3rd - ??? pts || Sin Fang, Sóley & Örver Smárason -
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WV 79 || Semifinal: ??? - ??? pts | Final: ??? - ??? pts || Kontinuum - Í Gljúfradal
 
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:is: WV 176: Toneron - Life :is:



Most likely my most annoying entry to date xcrazy I got to know this band by coincidence in an annual popular cultural street festival in Bremen in which mostly newcomers and obscure musicians show up. Toneron was one of them in 2014 or 2015 and this song has stuck in my mind. The life performance with that Sax was freaking fun and infectious. So I've known them for quite a long time but I've got no idea whether they still make music.

Lyrics
Where do we go, where do we go
when it's all over?
Where do we go, where do we go
when it's all over?
Do we go to the ground, do we go to the ground
and wake up as trees, and wake up as trees?
Hello, hello, does anybody hear my leaves?


It's gonna rain tonight, it's gonna rain tonight
it's going to rain tonight, it's going to rain tonight
it's going to rain tonight, it's going to rain tonight
it's going to rain tonight and I'm getting bigger and bigger
I'm getting bigger and bigger
I'm getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger
Hello, hello, can anybody hear my leaves?
 
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:is: WV 177: Low Roar - Gosia :is:


TL,DR post following:

On 29th October 2022, so pretty much one year ago, the Low Roar singer and founder Ryan Karazija surprisingly and suddenly passed away in the age of only 40 years old. He died after a short disease due to complications from pneumonia. I got to know about it only weeks later and didn't want to believe it and thought it must have been some confusion. But it wasn't. Life can be cruel sometimes. Now I decided the edition around the first anniversary of his death would be a good one to pay tribute for one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of our time.

During the last couple of weeks when I restarted listening to his albums again in order to decide for an entry I realized how deep his music gets under my skin and what a cocktail of emotions his songs mix inside of me. In this regard for me Low Roar is second to no one except Sigur Rós. However, I also realized there are at least 5, 6 songs I'd desperately like to send one day to WV and probably 10 more that I am at least interested in sending which is enormous. I won't probably because in the second half of 2024 or so I might leave Iceland again either for a adventure in Germany or maybe a "Tour de France" (I was told I can't get the whole of France anytime soon). But as you know I always return to Iceland at some point, so... brace yourselves.

I eventually decide to send Gosia because I feel so deeply connected to this one. When I was very very lovesick for only the second time of my life in summer of 2017 this became my song to shed tears to and later one the song that helped me overcome. Every line of this song has speaked to me but beyond the lyrics it is his incredible gentle and sensitive voice and the subtle and achingly beautiful instrumentation that makes this song such a unique experience and I cannot get tired of it. Nowadays the memories of the time come up again but not the bad ones but the beautiful ones like my travel to Norway in that summer. And nowadays I know the disappointments of that time made me stronger and I matured as a human being. Now the song feels less bittersweet, but just sweet and beautiful.

If I got to decide which dead singer I can revive at least for one concert I would choose Ryan Karazija. I mean, yes, there are good reasons to revive Freddie Mercury or Falco but tbh their concerts would be probably be sold out after 15 minutes (especially Freddie's) and I wouldnt get a ticket because the server collapses when I'm trying.. and then I would have been mad I wasted my wish on a artist I couldn't eventually see live on stage. Low Roar has never been famous... I mean they were on a good way mostly thanks to Hideo Kojima, the producer of the video game Death Stranding who has included many Low Roar songs in the video game. Everybody I know who played this game or whose Let's Play Videos I watched pointed out how well the soundtrack was chosen and it practically never went unnoticed. Kojima himself said that Death Stranding wouldn't have been possible without the music of Low Roar.

Btw, afaik another album was already on the way around the time Ryan died and the other band members promised the album would get released. So there is more beautiful music to come. It will just feel weird to listen to a new release of an person that isn't among us anymore. Listening to the songs will probably hit me hard but I am sure it will be an worthy last album at least.

Lyrics

I laid by the phone
There's no answer at all
No reactions or bullshit replies
The words you'd said
And the colors you'd sent
Well, they got lost
Somewhere on the ride
I can breathe
But I forget sometimes
I'm alive but I'm paralyzed

And now what am I to do?
What am I gonna do?

No, my faith is dead
While my body lays drenched
In the ashes of a forgotten time
It's hard when you come
To realize someone's
Path is headed elsewhere in life
So baby, walk your way
I'll walk mine
But I'll stop to think of you
From time to time

Oh now what am I to do?
What am I gonna do?

So baby, walk your way
I'll walk mine
I know now my promises slept
With your lies
And I don't need you
I don't need you
Oh, I need you
 

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I am surprised and saddened by this news

I discovered Low Roar thanks to you, (edition 125 with Patience), it was my :12: pointer and directly to my playlsit. And I remember that at that time I listened to some of the band's songs a lot.

Thanks for sharing, I'm going to listen to the song now xheart
 

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:is: WV 178: Kælan Mikla - Óskasteinar (wishing stones) :is:


some of you guys asked for the Key changes... so they happen on 3:30 and 4:15 :D

Lyrics (with translation)
 
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:is: WV 179: BRÍET - Rólegur Kúreki :is:


I finish this successful WV year the way I started it: with the adorable BRÍET. While "Djúp sár gróa hægt" (WV 166) is a tender Connor-esque downtempo ballad, Rolegur Kureki is a more playful, yet yearning and atmospheric country-pop song with a characteristic harmonica instrumentation. The song title translates "quiet cowboy" and it is a song about unrequited love and the feeling of being invisible to the person you care for deeply.
I am happy about the positive reception during LL and hope for your support! xup

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:is: WV 180: Gísli Gunnarsson - Sky Opener (feat. Mat McNerney) :is:


Starting off the new year with this stunning celestial ambient piece xcheer the whole album is a gold mine if not the best album of 2023, so probably this wont be the last Gisli Gunnarsson song I send to WV :)

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:is: WV 181: RetroWolf - The Other Side :is:


I could not find the lyrics so I tried to transcribe it myself.
I struggle with listening comprehension so I am not sure I got everything right

Lyrics
I see the way you walk through the fire
my heart is pounding, a feeling flowing over me
I can't control it, I wanna feel it.
So let the water flow down on underneath


Do you wanna know
the way we live, the things we do?
So come (...) through,
let's carry on before it's gone
to the place where nothing is wrong


So careful my love, keep that focus
don't slip on over (?), you might go falling to the trap
where everyone is stuck in the spinning
but they don't know it, the pain will set you free


Do you wanna know
the way we live, the things we do?
So come (...) through,
let's carry on before it's gone
to the place where nothing is wrong

Nothing is wrong (x2)


 

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Congrats to my WV 168 artist Laufey for winning a Grammy for her album Bewitched in the category Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album xclap I strongly believe it's her WV participation that made her huge. She owes me a lot

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Scandalous how the people have been ignoring my green room posts for quite a while,
you hopefully won't ignore this:

ICELAND SÖNGVAKEPPNIN 182: BEST OF TILBURY
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Tilbury is an indie electronica quintet formed in Reykjavik in 2011. Tilbury’s music is known for its dreamy and atmospheric soundscapes, blending together elements of indie rock, elelctronica and folk. The band’s lyrics often draw from personal experiences and explore themes of love, loss, finance and terrible weather.
I sent this band over 8 years ago ( xfaint ) for WV 51. Although it failed to make the final their song "Tenderloin" became a widely appreciated cult-classic within the ShoeFlo fanbase and it's more remembered than some of my actually successful entries.
Tilbury songs are not the kind of songs that catch the attention of the majority so whatever song is gonna win this NF it will probably join the WV as an underdog

In this NF I present you four songs of their latest release "So Overwhelming" (that's hopefully what you feel about the selection) from 2023. It was a long-awaited album since they had a break of literally ten years... Up to that release I didn't even believe they still exist. But their music hardly changed in that time. You can recognize a Tilbury song quite easily.




1. Skylights (feat. Mr. Silla)

2. So Overwhelming

3. Feel This


4. Architecture

How to vote?
You've got 20 points to give and you can distribute them however you want.
Two rules:
- every song has to get at least :1: point
- the maximum you are allowed to give to one song is :10: points

 

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:is: WV 182: Tilbury - Skylights (feat. Mr. Silla) :is:



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Btw, in case you wonder who the "feat." Mr. Silla is... Mr. Silla actually is a Mrs. and it is the artist name of Sigurlaug Gísladóttir who contributes the female vocals in this song. She's been a member of the renowned band Múm and she collaborated with multiple artists like Low Roar and Snorri Helgason. Just like Tilbury she is actually a returning artist, too. She was the featuring artist in my wonderful yet underrated WV 130 entry "Er hann birtist"
 
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:is: LEGEND - Midnight Champion :is:


Lyrics

The world is void
It brings madness
Society wasted
My Sanity faded


Black dogs big jaws
They come for us
Brutality awaits you
For the agony inflicted


The harm you´ve caused
Can´t be undone
Behind the gun
It´s time
For all of us to die


Birth arise
Midnight champion
Renegades run away from the suicide


Death arise
Midnight champion
Celebrate the primitive seed of homicide


Midnight champion
Is behind the gun
Kills them one by one
Time has come to rise!
 

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:is: WV 185: Laufey - Goddess :is:


Laufey is back! xheart Actually I planned to send an classical longstanding pop/rock band that is nowadays led by an former ESC participant but then I saw Laufey actually released an official video for hew latest beautiful piece so I couldn't resist to send her right away. Last time Ive sent her she made the final so I hope she can do it again.
This song touches on what it’s like to be in love with someone who fell for a version of you that doesn’t exist. It describes a situation where someone has high expectations of you that you can not match. So the "goddess" here is kinda ironic. It's her "most honest song" so far, as she said. Hope you enjoy it.
Btw, I just randomly discovered we've got a "goddess" smiley: xgoddess xgoddess while I don't get which goddess look like this it's certainly an interesting depiction.
Fun fact: Laufey is literally a goddess since in the Norse mythology Laufey is the mother of Loki and therefore belongs to the Æsir family of gods.

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