Einar Örn Benediktsson (born 29 October 1962), often billed as Einar Örn, is an Icelandic popular music singer, trumpet player, artist and politician, best known as a former member of the Sugarcubes and a current member of Ghostigital. He served as a member of the Reykjavík City Council between 2010 and 2014. Einar has been described as the first punk in Iceland
Einar is still "eccentric," as plenty of Ghostigital proves. The same goes for Ghostigital in general
Einar Örn, former abstract rapper in Iceland's The Sugarcubes, is definitely coming in from the left hand side of the field (the bit in the corner where Psychic TV, Lee Perry and Uncle Bill Burroughs hang out). Ghostigital is weird and noisy, but never over the top or overtly self conscious - in fact it's a bit of a gem. Crucial to the work's charm are the three rap tracks featuring one time Jungle Brother Sensational (the only artist I know who has bragged about the joys of rapping over Stockhausen)
Einar Örn – Ghostigital. Label: Honest Jon's Records – HJP09. Calm Water No. 35. Notes. Sides A and B from the album Ghostigital Side D live at the Grand Rokk, Reykjavik, 1. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.
Einar Orn, formerly of The Sugarcubes, and Curver, perhaps the most exciting musician/producer in Iceland today, have produced an album that has a completely unique character. And this is no small achievement these days. I was about to compare this CD to the best moments on Bowie's Outside but one shouldn't compare original works to other original works. Ghostigital has its own character: a sort of a ghoulish happiness with a smile as broad as the Atlantic Ocean. An another on for your neighbour.
Ghostigital, the band, is a continuation of Ghostigital, the solo album by former Sugarcubes member Einar Örn. A collaboration between Einar and musician Curver, Ghostigital creates unusual free-formed music that makes extensive use of cut-up techniques. Combining live instruments and electronics, the Ghostigital sound has a somewhat improvisational feel. And it provides the perfect outlet for Einar’s unique, often spoken vocals
Einar is still "eccentric," as plenty of Ghostigital proves. But his chaotic stream of consciousness is ridden like a conduit of live power lines by the equally bananas beatmobile of producer Curver (Minus). The same goes for Ghostigital in general.
Einar Örn – Ghostigital. Compared to her former Sugarcubes colleague Einar. Uncut – May 2019 issue.
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Vocals [Featuring] – Sensational
|C||Mess Up (NLO Remix)
Remix – NLO
|D1||Je Je Je|
|D2||Calm Water No. 35|
NotesSides A and B from the album Ghostigital
Side D live at the Grand Rokk, Reykjavik, 18.9.03
|HJRCD7||Einar Örn||Ghostigital (CD, Album)||Honest Jon's Records||HJRCD7||UK||2003|
|HJRCDDJ7||Einar Örn||Ghostigital (CD, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, Car)||Honest Jon's Records||HJRCDDJ7||UK||2003|
|7243 5 97043 2 6||Einar Örn||Ghostigital (CD, Album, Copy Prot.)||Honest Jon's Records||7243 5 97043 2 6||Europe||2003|