There's pop and there's turbo pop schlager pop! I'd put Bjartmar under the box labeled the latter. Bjartmar, a boy of Iceland, has given my speakers the ride of their life last night and today. I cannot stop playing his music. This stuff is absolutely addictive. Collaborating with Pall Oskar and the absolutely AMAZING songwriter Örlygur (Öggi) Smári, any lovers of Army Of Lovers, Ace Of Bace, Carola, Lena, Linda B and the aforementioned Pall will really like Algjörlega spillt. f your particular fond of Kate Ryan's Je T'adore you might find yourself shaking your behind to its brilliant popstatic shifts, changes and its feisty melody. This is absolute camp drama put to sound.
While your checking out his myspace, I'd also play Vil Annan Dag i Paradis. It has swooping strings, whispered vocals and key changes. For me however its all about Algjörlega spillt. Carola Magnus Carlsson, and Charlotte take heed. I can see them losing sleep over this song. It.is.stunning! Completely out of this universe. I can't understand a word of his lyrics but it absolutely transcends such barriers. It is brilliant schlager! Dig a little deeper and one will remember that Örlygur (Öggi) Smári is the guy behind Icelands stunning Eurovision attempt This Is My Life by the steller act Euroband and Palls big Icelandic number no.1 Allt fyrir ástina.
If you like all those previously mentioned acts you'll really like Bjartmar. With tracks like Algjörlega spillt and Vil Annan Dag i Paradis one finds himself highly anticipating his album this year. It sounds like it could be the first popstatic release of the year. Hopefully the first of many of 2009....You can buy all his stuff here.