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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




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This program was recorded 04/06/2013 at Symphony Space.

Elska is modern pioneer who discovered a secret volcanic island off of the coast of Iceland. Blending music with engaging storytelling, she shares the adventures of her high-tech yet simple life among an eclectic group of characters, including Winter Bear, The Goobler, The Nunni, The Shooshi and a vast colony of Lost Socks.

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Elska is modern pioneer who discovered a secret volcanic island off of the coast of Iceland. Blending music with engaging storytelling, she shares the adventures of her high-tech yet simple life among an eclectic group of characters, including Winter Bear, The Goobler, The Nunni, The Shooshi and a vast colony of Lost Socks.

“…pure of heart, unique, musically sophisticated, and, quite frankly, absolutely breathtaking…a transcendent work that your young children will adore and hold dear.”
Jeff Bogle, Out With the Kids

“Childlike and playful, sophisticated and clean, the sound, concept and presentation are fresh, inventive, and inviting.” -Claire Green, President, Parents’ Choice Foundation

“Elska is crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family.”
- Mike Jorgensen, Wilco

“From the first note, it’s clear that Elska is something entirely new for the world of kindie music.  Middle of Nowhere is a beautiful example of what music for kids can be: experimental, original yet very easy to listen to.” -The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl

“…brimming with joy and a powerful sense of wide-eyed wonder.” –Midwest Book Review

…something totally, deliciously different…great lyrics and a fun techno-pop sound for our wonder-filled children…unique, break-the-mold singer who seems to be coming up with her own ideas about kids’ music…definitely worth a listen.”  –Cool Mom Tech

“Elska’s debut album is the hottest thing to come out of Iceland since the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted…kids will love the catchy, repetitive rhythms and lyrics in this album, and hipster parents will appreciate the musical masterminds behind it.” –Edge Network

“Curious, colorful, magical…should we ever find life on other planets, I sure hope they look and sound like Elska and her pals.  Or, perhaps we should take a little break and spend more time on the Island of Elska.  I’m game!” — Kids Can Groove

“Elska’s vibraphone-tronica music and Icelandic fantasyland videos are poised to be the next big thing in toddler entertainment.”
- Red Tricycle New York

“Watching kindie’s Bjork – mind officially blown!”
- Mona Kayhan, KindieFest

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