The Pogo Problem
Icelandic/Danish collaboration - the music is a fusion of instrumental pop, nordic jazz, and progressive rock.
The Pogo Problem is an Icelandic/Danish collaboration under the leadership of Icelandic guitarist/composer Steinar Guðjónsson. He is accompanied by Anders Hellborn (Søren Ulrik Thomsen og det Glemte kvarter, Billow, Juju Bell) on electric bass and Kristoffer Tophøj (Tako Lako, Wangel, Interfoam) on drums. Their music is a fusion of instrumental pop, nordic jazz, and progressive rock.
In the summer of 2017 their self titled debut album was released. The album received positive reviews and including a nomination for “Icelandic Music Award, Jazz composition of the year” for their tune “Difference of Opinion”. In addition, the tracks "Legg" and "Fair Enough" have been played regularly on P8jazz and even reached the top 10 most played weekly list. Their sophomore album "Facts of Matter" was released in march 2021 and has already gained quite some attention on streaming services.
“... an exciting scandinavian trio, that with this debut are far out over the launch pad. Keep an eye on them in the future”
- Brian Petro, JazzSpecial
“They are debuting with an album that is flooded with melodic and energetic jazz”
- Niels Overgård. JazzNyt
“We get good composition, good performance and a mood that fits perfectly for a calm sunny day.”
- Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts