But what type is Úlpa´s music? It's really hard to pin it down as the band tends to bring the best from many different worlds while adding some very nice touches of its own. The result; space guitar driven Indie rock from the top drawer, that is influenced by everything, but still sounds like nothing you´ve ever heard before. When the debut album ‘Mea culpa’ was released in Iceland in the fall of 2001, Úlpa had already become a house-hold name in the music scene and shared stage with artists such as Stephen Malkmus, Blonde Redhead, Trans Am and The Fucking Champs. A limited edition single that preceded the full-lenght album was also a shock hit and was aired quite often on Icelandic radio in the following weeks.
The album, recorded by Valgeir Sigur›sson (best known for his work with Björk) didn't disappoint, although some had probably hoped it would be more mainstream. It took some time for it to sink in and, instead of fading away, it just became better and better to the listener--a true measure of a good album. They are now working on their second album which is in the final stages of completion. These are truly exciting times........ - Árni Viðar Read more on Last.fm.
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