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John Grant's Songs from a Dark Place

American singer-songwriter John Grant presents a documentary exploring how Iceland, a land deprived of sunlight, has become a melting pot for creativity and music.

Another chance to hear this award-winning programme when 6 Music celebrated the Winter Solstice with a day of special programming around the shortest day/longest night of the year. American singer-songwriter John Grant who recently relocated to Reykavik and who appears at Glastonbury next weekend presents Songs from a Dark Place, a documentary exploring the music, magic and rise of Icelandic music and Nordic Noir and how a land deprived of sunlight has become a melting pot for creativity and music featuring Bjork, The Sugarcubes, Sigur Ros, Damon Albarn, Ben Frost and contributions from newer emerging Icelandic talent like Olof Arnalds, Asegir and Mammut and Fufanu.

1 hour

Last on

Christmas Eve 2016 21:00

Music Played

  • Ásgeir

    Sound Of Silence

  • John Grant

    Pale Green Ghosts

    • Bella Union.
  • Ben Frost

    Venter (Evian Christ Mix)

    • V A R I A N T.
    • Mute.
  • GusGus

    Believe

    • Kjól & Anderson.
  • Blur

    Beetlebum

    • Food.
  • The Outsiders

    Phantom Bitch

    • The Outsiders.
    • I.O.P.
    • 3.
  • The Fall

    Winter

    • Hex Enduction Hour.
    • Kamera Records ‎.
  • The Fall

    Iceland

    • Hex Enduction Hour.
    • Kamera Records ‎.
  • Led Zeppelin

    Immigrant Song

    • Atlantic.
  • The Sugarcubes

    Birthday

    • Mute Records.
  • Björk

    Hyperballad

    • One Little Indian.
  • Björk

    Human Behaviour

    • One Little Indian.
  • Björk

    Hidden Place

    • One Little Indian.
  • Sigur Rós

    Sven g Englar

    • Þetta er ísland.
    • 1.
  • Sigur Rós

    Rafstraumur

    • XL Recordings.
  • Mammút

    Salt

    • Komdu Til Mín Svarta Systir.
    • Record Records.
    • 4.
  • Ásgeir

    Here It Comes

    • Here It Comes (single).
    • One Little Indian.
  • Ólafur Arnalds

    Tunglio

    • ...And They Have Escaped The Wreight Of Darkness.
    • Erased Tapes Records.
    • 3.
  • Emilíana Torrini

    Sunny Road

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • John Grant

    Ernest Borgnine

    • Pale Green Ghosts.
    • Bella Union.
  • Samaris

    Brennur Stjarna

    • (single).
    • One Little Indian.
  • The xx

    Angels

    • Young Turks.
  • The xx

    Sunset

    • YOUNG TURKS.
  • Dry the River

    Vessel

    • Alarms In The Heart.
    • Transgressive Records.
    • 9.
  • Ásgeir

    King And The Cross

    • In The Silence.
    • One Little Indian.
    • 4.
  • Ásgeir

    Home

    • In The Silence.
    • One Little Indian.
  • Fufanu

    Circus Life

    • (single).
    • One Little Indian.
    • 001.
  • GusGus

    David

    • (single).
    • Hussle Recordings.
  • Tonik Ensemble

    Until We Meet Again (ft. Shipsi)

    • Atomnation.
    • PROMO CD01.

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