It has always been (and one of an amazingly sophisticated type, too!). Its subject matter, its raw material and its final product has always been the human.
I know nothing at all about Icelandic music, but now, for one of those strange chances of destiny, it happens that, about three weeks ago, I decided to give support to a new Icelandic group in a crowdfunding platform. It just happened. The group, called Brek, is playing only since 2018, and they needed money to finance their first single.
Here is a caption from their website:
Not bad for my very first knowledge of Icelandic music! Lovely, indeed! Brek are deliciously human as crafters of their skill. See this example: