Yagya

Real Name:
Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson
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Icelandic producer Yagya (Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) has been creating atmospheres through melody and sounds for more than a decade. A definitive member of the Thule Musik collective, Yagya also is known for his work as half of Sanasol and also the famed Plastic (2).

A student of computer science at the University of Iceland, Yagya spends his free time creating music on his computer. He concentrates on atmospheres and moods and tries to reflect the beauty of the world around him in the sounds of his music. He seeks influence in the works of Gas, Philip Glass, Basic Channel, Brian Eno and anything that is true to itself and it's ideas. Yagya concentrates on the softer side of music and avoids heavy rhythms. He finds harmony and beauty in the simple sounds of nature and wants his music to flow naturally through the listener.
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Albums

FIM-1-057 Yagya - Rhythm Of Snow album art Yagya Rhythm Of Snow (Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-057 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SO 005 Yagya - Will I Dream During The Process? album art Yagya Will I Dream During The Process? (Album) Sending Orbs SO 005 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
SO 011 Yagya - Rigning album art Yagya Rigning (Album) Sending Orbs SO 011 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
KLK-2020 Yagya - The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart album art Yagya The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart (Album) Kilk Records KLK-2020 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SUBWAXJPN 01 Yagya - Will I Dream During The Process? (Deepchord Redesigns) album art Yagya Will I Dream During The Process? (Deepchord Redesigns) (Album) Subwax Bcn SUBWAXJPN 01 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
106DSRCDJP Yagya - Sleepygirls album art Yagya Sleepygirls (Album) Delsin 106DSRCDJP Japan 2014 Sell This Version
118 DSR Yagya - Stars And Dust album art Yagya Stars And Dust (Album) Delsin 118 DSR Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
ASIPV015 Yagya - Stormur album art Yagya Stormur (Album) A Strangely Isolated Place ASIPV015 US 2019 Sell This Version
1SPA Yagya - Old Dreams And Memories album art Yagya Old Dreams And Memories (Album) Small Plastic Animals 1SPA Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ACM 32518 11006 Yagya - Rigning Sjö album art Yagya Rigning Sjö(12", 180) Adult Contemporary ACM 32518 11006 US 2014 Sell This Version
XOZ004 Yagya - Fifth Force EP album art Yagya Fifth Force EP (EP) X/OZ XOZ004 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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Mpendulo

Mpendulo

April 16, 2009
An artist with a new vision as well as contribution towards electronic music particularly in ambient and dub techno sub genres.
At this point, 3 albums doesn't account enough for someone to be reaching legendary status but goodness me...
It seems as if it's all that it takes regarding Yagya. With the possibility of more to come in the future, then you have got yet another dub techno God.
Not a single bad tune on all three albums, tunes that compliment each other in no other way I have experienced with other albums.

His works are very closely related to the sound Moritz & Mark produced under Rhythm & Sound but less experimental and more substantial.
His astonishing productions on the netlabel, Sutemos are also worth a mention and are still within the boundaries of his earlier and hopefully, later productions.
Iceland does not have much electronic artists but if the country was an unknown to some electronic music followers in this regard, Yagya has certainly put them on the map.

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