Aurora is proud to announce that today Aurora´s Music Fund, Kraumur, announced the 2018 short list for the Kraumur Music Award. It is an annual music prize awarded for the best albums released by Icelandic artists.
This is the eleventh year in a row that Kraumur announces its shortlist of albums that are thought to have excelled during the year in terms of quality, ambitions and originality.
There were 343 Icelandic releases that were judged by the panel for the shortlist this year. Out of those, these make up the shortlist:
KRAUMUR MUSIC AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018:
– Andi – Allt í einu
– asdfhg.. – Örvæntið ekki
– Auður – Afsakanir
– aYia – aYia
– bagdad brothers – JÆJA.
– Birnir – Matador
– BRÍET – 22.03.99
– Cyber (Unofficial: CYBER) – BIZNESS
– Elli Grill – Pottþétt 2018
– GDRN – Hvað ef
– GYDA (Gyda Valtysdottir) – Evolution
– Hekla – Á
– Íbbagoggur (Héðinn Finnsson) – Le quatuor diabolique inexistant: trois pièces sinistres d’Íbbagoggur
– Johnny Blaze & Hakki Brakes – Vroom Vroom Vroom
– Jónbjörn – Isms
– Kælan Mikla – Nótt eftir Nótt
– Nordic Affect – He(a)r
– Ragga Holm – Bipolar
– ROHT – Iðnsamfélagið og framtíð þess
– Sideproject- isis emoji
– Sigrún – Onælan
All types of music are considered for the short list and there are no categories. All types of releases are considered, whether it is vinyl, cd or only online.
Kraumur started the Music Awards in 2008 and they have been done yearly ever since. In total 51 bands or artists have received the awards, whilst almost 200 have been nominated.
Photo with the news: Cyber, they were one of the ones the won the Music Awards in 2017 and are nominated again this year.
The Kraumur Music Awards short list is chosen by a panel of 12 people that have extensive experience from the Icelandic music scene in one way or another. The panel in 2018 are made up of the following persons; Árni Matthíasson (chairman), Andrea Jónsdóttir, Anna Ásthildur Thorsteinsson, Alexandra Kjeld, Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen, Benedikt Reynisson, Birna María Másdóttir, Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir, Jóhann Ágúst Jóhannsson, Sandra Barilli, Trausti Júlíusson og Óli Dóri.
Out if this short list 6 albums will receive the Kraumur Music Award 2018, the winners will be announced later in December.