Sigríður Níelsdóttir

Sigríður Níelsdóttir

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Sigríður Níelsdóttir
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Sigríður Níelsdóttir (1930-2011) was a Danish-Icelandic lady, who has been making lo-fi music all her life, back indeed before the term 'lo-fi' was ever coined. Finally, in 2001 the world caught up with her and she began recording prolifically. Her music incorporates children's songs, psalms, folk… choruses constructed from a sample of a pack of dogs barking… household implements, you name it. She recorded directly onto a cassette player at home. Although she never performed live due to shyness some other Icelandic musicians have formed a group specifically to play her music.

At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from her living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs; an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets’ purrs and coos, found toys, kitchen percussion and casio keyboards. Before long the musician and visual artist, Sigríður Níelsdóttir, became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene, represented here by her young apprentices Mugison, múm, Sin Fang, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Mr. Silla and Kría Brekkan who pay tribute to the grandma’s irresistible tunes and charm.
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Sigríður Níelsdóttir Discography

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none Sigríðar Níelsdóttur* Sveitasæla(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Hin Daglegu Störf(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Julemelodier(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Haustball / Draumar Og Ævintýri(2xCDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Á Ljúfum Nótum(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Úr Bók Sálmanna(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Jólin 2002(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríðar Níelsdóttur* Bland Í Poka(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Í Hljoðfalli Valsar(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Út Um Víða Veröld(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2002 Sell This Version
none Sigríðar Níelsdóttur* Ný Byrjun(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Sumartónar(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Eftirtíningur(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
none Sigríðar Níelsdóttur* Ljós í Skammdeginu(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2004 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Sammensurium(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2004 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Gleðileg Jól, Farsælt Nýtt Ár!(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
none Sigríðar Níelsdóttur* Hugdettur(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2005 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Fagra Ísland(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland 2006 Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Stjörnubókin(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Danske Salmer(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Meditation(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir De Gamle Skufferim(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Þegar Jesús Lifði Hér Sem Maður(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir Poesibogen(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version
none Sigríður Níelsdóttir 12 Tónar(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Sigríður Níelsdóttir Self-released) none Iceland Unknown Sell This Version

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Elektronikstad

Elektronikstad

July 27, 2012
Her family sold the rest to 12 Tónar after her death last year. When I was there 8 months ago, they only had some 100+ left of different albums.
Elektronikstad

Elektronikstad

November 10, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
None of these albums are released by 12 Tònar. She released all the 59 albums herself. 12 Tònar sold them in their shop in Reykjavik.

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