Stilluppsteypa are Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Helgi Thorsson. Along with Heimir Bjorgulfsson, the duo formed Stilluppsteypa on Christmas in 1991, starting out as a guitar-bass-drum trio. Their earliest LP - 95's Car Dirty With Jam on a Busy Street LP on Germany's Very Good Records - found Stilluppsteypa sounding like a more restrained, garage rock-influenced Boredoms, playing a spastic music full of shrieks, tribal drums, surf guitar riffs, tape collage, and a penchant for the absurd. However, upon the advice of Bruce Gilbert, they decided to abandon the guitars completely and headed for an amorphous sound zone that bears little resemblance to their previous output. A bit of pulse electronics recalls the most non-techno moments of Pan Sonic, and a bit of surreal sound collage brings to mind the post-industrial abstractions of Nurse With Wound or The Hafler Trio. But mostly they do whatever they please, transforming the whole studio into their instrument and experimenting with acoustic and electronic sounds. Stilluppsteypa has peformed across Europe and made a few select appearances in Japan and the US; they have released numerous recordings for Fire Inc., Staalplaat, Atak, Bottrop-Boy, Meme, and The Helen Scarsdale Agency.