Agent Fresco

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Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco @ Eistnaflug 2016 55.jpg
Background information
Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, math rock, art rock, post-rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Record Records, Long Branch Records
Members Arnór Dan Arnarson
Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson
Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson
Þórarinn Guðnason

Agent Fresco are an Icelandic band that combines pop, alternative, art, metal, and math-rock, formed in 2008, just weeks prior to competing in the Músíktilraunir (an Icelandic version of Battle of the Bands), which they won. Their first release was the EP Lightbulb Universe.[1]

The lead singer is Arnór Dan Arnarson (previously with Rosa - the Danish progressive-rock act from Sorø). Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson plays the electric upright bass, Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson the drums, and Þórarinn Guðnason the guitar and piano/keyboards.[2]

In late 2010, Agent Fresco released their first full-length album, A Long Time Listening.[1] Destrier, their second full-length album, followed in August 7, 2015.

Their sound is characterized as a cross between Mew and The Mars Volta.


Agent Fresco won a Kraumur Award for their debut EP Lightbulb Universe.

In 2009 they were named best new artist at the Icelandic Music Awards.[3]

They won Rock Album of the Year in 2016 for Destrier, with Arnór Dan also winning Male Singer of the Year.[4]




  • 2008: Lightbulb Universe


  • 2008: "Eyes of a Cloud Catcher"
  • 2010: "Translations"
  • 2011: "A Long Time Listening"
  • 2014: "Dark Water"
  • 2015: "See Hell"
  • 2015: "Wait For Me"
  • 2015: "Howls"


Arnór Dan Arnarson was featured in several tracks on the Soundtrack of the 2014 TV Anime Terror in Resonance.[5](Japanese)