Musicians of the Faroe Islands, unite!

Orka «Leipzig» (Tutl, 2014)
Orka «Livandi oyða» (Tutl, 2007)

The Faroe Islands is, of course, a country in the first instance (the most fascinating and catching, besides), but in the second – just a village on a global scale. A very advanced village. According to Wikipedia, the Faroes share the first place with Iceland in the quantity of books published per head. It seems, the same situation is with the music albums. Only forty-eight thousand population — and a vast of music, enough to please everybody. But this music is often played by the same people.

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Heiðrik Á Heygum: «I don’t make music videos for the money or to get famous»

The well-know (at least, in Russia) phrase «A talented person is talented in everything» exactly pictures a Faroese artist Heiðrik Á Heygum. I personally acquainted with him through his videos for the songs of Eivør Pálsdóttir and such bands as ORKA, Byrta, Bloodgroup. Then I realized, that Heiðrik was not so simple. Aside from shooting music videos for the friends-musicians and short films, he also sings his sincere and very melodic songs pretty good. Heiðrik draws and takes nice photos, and some of his album covers (for example, for Guðrið Hansdóttir and the abovesaid Eivør — entirely his work). About own musical projects and the wish to make a full film Heiðrik told your humble narrator.

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