2016 BALL EP (Digital)
2015 Whatever Iceland vol. 1 Compilation (CD)
2014 Svartidauði - Synthesis of Whore and Beast - AMFJ Deconstruction (MC)
2014 Lady Boy Records Compilation (MC)
2013 Höfnin Hljómar - Íslensk Raftónlist Combilation (CD)
2013 AMFJ/Auxpan Split Cassette (MC)
2011 Bæn (CD)
2010 The Modern AMFJ Compendium of New Musics for Headphone Listening
Single Series (mp3)
2009 Itemhljóð & Veinan (MC)
A one-man power-electronics/industrial noise project
from Reykjavík, Iceland. A powerful wall of sound under
heavily distorted vocals. Rhythmic, loud, and aggressive.
After working in numerous metal and experimental projects, Aðalsteinn Jörundsson decided
in the summer of 2008 to pair a selection of his poetry with his experimental noise sounds to
create a new project, AMFJ. By the end of that year he had already made his mark on nearly
every Reykjavík venue, raising hell and wreaking havoc along the way.
AMFJ's inaugural cassette, Itemhljóð & Veinan, was released on FALK (an artist run
label/art society) in May 2009 and was produced by Jóhann Fr. Jóhannsson (7oi). The
release gained some media attention, mainly through The Reykjavík Grapevine, a local
English-language magazine, which wrote of the offering “There’s a point where art-music
becomes almost transcendentally self-indulgent and that is the point at which it also becomes
magnificent.” Florian Zhulke, a music writer for The Grapevine, also listed the cassette among
his top 5 Icelandic releases of 2009 in a year-end review.
Over the course of 2010 AMFJ sporadically released The Modern AMFJ Compendium of
New Musics for Headphone Listening Single Series, which, as the title implies, is a series
of mp3 singles that were composed to be enjoyed strictly via headphones to reach a hypnotic
state, and to modify the perception of ones surroundings by altering the listeners audio
experience. It went critically unnoticed, mainly because the tracks were released online
without promotion. Some compositions were used as building blocks for tracks on AMFJ’s
subsequent release, Bæn (2011).
Bæn is AMFJ’s most ambitious release to date. It was produced by Valdimar Jóhannsson
(Reykjavík! Nine Elevens, Lazyblood) and has received critical acclaim in media, both in
Iceland and abroad. The aim of Bæn was to execute all the usual aspects of power
electronics and noise with a new angle and different approach in its sound, feel, and visual
aesthetic, thus building upon an otherwise two-dimensional genre.
Whether fast and furious, or calm and pensive, all AMFJ shows have intensity in common.
Ranging from 25-40 minutes in length, they are filled with mesmerizing feedback loops, mixed
with loud, beat oriented playbacks, and feature heavily sound-altered vocals presented with a
powerful and often theatrical performance, leaving no one untouched.