Petur Pólson: «Fyodor Dostoyevsky is my favourite author in the universe»

It’s practically impossible to imagine the music of the Faroe islands without Petur Pólson. Over a period of 20 years, this Faroese poet and musician contributed greatly to its development. The most interesting is that Petur is always different: with the band Clickhaze he could have become a pop star, but his solo albums are plaintive and depressive, like the books of his favourite author. However, his new projects (AVE and Tuxedo Rebels) seem to be very dissimilar from him – not so gloomy. Where the Clickhaze has gone and whether he likes Faroese musicians singing English songs, — Petur Pólson shared with your humble narrator.

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Where begins Eivør?

Eivør Pálsdóttir “Eivør Pálsdóttir”
Tutl, 2000

Eivor (маленький)

Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir recorded her first solo album with an unpretentious title “Eivør Pálsdóttir”, when she hardly was 18 (to be more exact, even 17). By Russian standards, this age is too infantile for making essential projects. But if we look closely at the musical scene of the islands, we’ll clearly see, that junior music is treated here as a rather sustainable realia, not as a simple fun. Take, for example, the white-headed boy Beinir with his 2013 record “Kom við”. However, such a comparison is very doubtful.

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