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.

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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Yagya - Bioluminescence album art Various Discernment Various - Bioluminescence (Comp) Native State Records Russia 2007 Sell This Version
THL006 Yagya - Seveneleven album art Sanasol v.s. Ozzy* Sanasol v.s. Ozzy* - Seveneleven(12", RE) Thule Records THL006 Iceland 2019 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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