This is the first video from the Icelandic experimental post-punk band virgin orchestra from their single ‘on your knees’ from their first album ‘fragments’ (Smekkleysa, May 2023).
The video was recently shortlisted for best music video at the Stockfish Film Festival in Iceland. The video revolves around an extraterrestrial entity, on a quest of self discovery, who is influenced by the current state of the world. It is recorded on 8mm and 35mm film in Reykjavík. Director: Alvin Hugi Ragnarsson Producer: Jóna Gréta Hilmarsdóttir Actors: Olga Maggy Erlends, Ingólfur Björn Sigurðsson The band: Stefanía Pálsdóttir, Starri Holm og Rún Árnadóttir virgin orchestra is an experimental post-punk band based in Reykjavík.
They first met as students in the music department of the Icelandic University of the Arts, and although their individual styles are very different, they share the same vision. Their musical style combines post-punk with electronic, dreampop, and noise and draws on a range of disparate influences, from The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and The Velvet Underground to Dmitri Shostakovich and Delia Derbyshire.
The coming together of these diverse musical backgrounds lends a unique sound, which is mirrored in their ensemble – the combination of the live instruments of guitar, cello, bass and vocals; along with programming and other experimental soundscapes.