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Høgni Reistrup

Høgni Reistrup
Birth name Høgni Reistrup
Born 1984
Origin Faroe Islands
Genres Electronic music, Folk music, Pop music
Occupation(s) Artist
Years active 2003–present
Labels Tutl
Associated acts Lawetz, Høgni Reistrup (solo)
Website Høgni Reistrup, Record label

Høgni Reistrup (artistic name Högni Reistrup) is a singer and musician from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. His influences include Radiohead, Depeche Mode, and The Cure.

Artists such as Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, and Kári P. epitomises Reistrup's early work. He has a background in classical music which we find examples of in the period between 2007-2010. Songs such as "Friðsæla Stund" from the album Hugafar á ferð and "Náttarvøka" from the album Trý fet frá tilveruni have clear references to classical music.


Reistrup released his debut album titled Hugafar á ferð in the summer of 2007.[1] The first single from the album reached No. 1 on the official chart in the Faroe Islands.

His second album, Trý fet frá tilveruni, was released on 1 March 2010.[2] The album was recorded in the Faroe Islands and mixed in Dublin.

Reistrup's third album "Samrøður við framtíðina" was released on 18 November 2011. The album was recorded on the Faroe Islands and mixed in Reykjavík by Styrmir Hauksson.

Reistrup released his fourth album on 2 December 2013. The album is titled "'Áðrenn vit hvørva''. The album was recorded in Berlin in August 2012 and in Reykjavík in November 2012 and June 2013. Áðrenn vit hvørva - or "Before we disappear" - is produced by Ólavur Jákupsson and Janus Rasmussen. The song "Vegurin" was the first single from the album and was released August 1 2013.

Høgni is signed to the independent Faroese record label, Tutl.[3]

Reistrup has played in countries such as England, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, and The Faroe Islands.


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External links

  • Myspace profile
  •, Høgni Reistrup á konsertferð.
  •, Høgni er aftur nr. 1.

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