Agent Fresco
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Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco
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Background information
OriginReykjavík, Iceland
GenresAlternative rock, alternative metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, math rock, art rock, post-rock
2008-present
LabelsRecord Records, Long Branch Records
Websiteagentfresco.is
MembersArnór Dan Arnarson
Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson
Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson
Þórarinn Guðnason

Agent Fresco are an Icelandic band that combines pop, alternative, art, metal, and math-rock, formed in 2008, just weeks prior to competing in the Músíktilraunir (an Icelandic version of Battle of the Bands), which they won. Their first release was the EP Lightbulb Universe, which won at the Kraumur Awards.[1]

The lead singer is Arnór Dan Arnarson. Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson plays bass guitar as well as the electric upright bass, Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson the drums, and Þórarinn Guðnason the guitar and piano/keyboards.[2]

In late 2010, Agent Fresco released their first full-length album, A Long Time Listening.[1]Destrier, their second full-length album, followed on August 7, 2015.

Awards

Agent Fresco won a Kraumur Award for their debut EP Lightbulb Universe.

In 2009 they were named best new artist at the Icelandic Music Awards.[3]

They won Rock Album of the Year in 2016 for Destrier, with Arnór Dan also winning Male Singer of the Year.[4]

Band members

  • Arnór Dan Arnarson - vocals, keyboards
  • Þórarinn Guðnason - guitar, piano, programming
  • Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson - bass, upright bass
  • Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson - drums, percussion

Discography

Albums

EPs

  • Lightbulb Universe (2008)

Singles

  • "Eyes of a Cloud Catcher" (2008)
  • "Translations" (2010)
  • "A Long Time Listening" (2011)
  • "Dark Water" (2014)
  • "See Hell" (2015)
  • "Wait For Me" (2015)
  • "Howls" (2015)

Miscellaneous

Arnór Dan Arnarson was featured on several songs on the soundtrack for the 2014 TV Anime Terror in Resonance.[5] He contributed vocals on four tracks of the 2013 Ólafur Arnalds album For Now I Am Winter, and in 2015 he sang on two songs ("So Close", "So Far") of the Broadchurch soundtrack, also composed by Arnalds. In 2018, Arnarson released his debut solo single, titled "Stone by Stone".[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Agent Fresco wins grammy!". Vimeo.
  4. ^ "Winners of Iceland Music Awards". icelandreview.com. 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ Inc, Aniplex. "Original Soundtrack". TV? (in Japanese).
  6. ^ Murray, Robin (10 August 2018). "Arnór Dan's 'Stone by Stone' Is a Graceful Debut". clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2019.

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