AGENT FRESCO is an Icelandic band of startling originality known for volcanic performances of music spanning the jazz, pop, rock & hardcore genres. At the heart of their sound is a lyric intensity that flows through finely crafted lyrics, soaring rhapsodic melodies, sideways-pulling polyrhythms and spasmodic eruptions of aggressive guitar, supported on drums by a rhythmic ribcage varying in style from spiffy jazz to muscular rock.
This is emotion-soaked music projected with a stylistic confidence that earned this band the highest rating (KKKKK) from Kerrang! magazine for their live performance at the Iceland Airwaves 08'. These four musicians are the real deal, impressive at any scale: electric or unplugged, on the stage or in the studio. And it is their studio work that is most in the news today.
In November 2010 Agent Fresco released their first full-length CD, an ambitious 17-track concept album entitled A Long Time Listening. Recognized as “an amazing album by the best rock band in the country today” (Morgunblaðið), it was immediately shortlisted for best album of the year by Icelandic music critics of both national newspapers, as well as for a Kraumur Award, and for the Nordic Music Prize, not to mention climbing to #1 on the charts of the gogoyoko music download site. And the respect of their fellow musicians is reflected in the number of front-ranking Icelandic performers who volunteered to sing back-up chorus on the title track of the album.
Critical attention is still sharply focused on this band in 2011 with their nomination for a prestigious DV Culture Award and four nominations for the Icelandic Music Awards: Performer of the Year (Agent Fresco), Vocalist of the Year (Arnór Dan Arnarson), Rock Album of the Year (A Long Time Listening) and the People's choice Award.
Preparations are now underway for their first summer tour of Europe, which will include a performance at Roskilde Festival.
AGENT FRESCO are:
Arnór Dan Arnarson – Vocals
Þórarinn Guðnason - Guitar / Piano
Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson - Electric Upright Bass / Bass / Synth
Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson - Drums
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|Manager:||Arnór Dan Arnarson|
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