Bógó & Lóló | Betri en þú

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Bógó & Lóló - Betri En Þú
One of our clients needed a retro song with Icelandic lyrics where a male and female argue for the supremacy of their own gender in a fun way. We quickly found out that no such song existed, so there was only one thing to do. We made one.

It's called 'Betri en þú', which (obviously) means' better than you'. 

We did this with the help of two of Iceland's two most beloved performers, Sigtryggur Baldursson and Sigríður Thorlacius, who for this project perform as the duo Bógó & Lóló.

And here it is, free to download, please enjoy responsibly.

Katla Volcano & 4 other Icelandic Legends

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Katla Volcano Icelandic Legends
We had to do this. 5 Classic Icelandic folk tales re-written and presented in a less-traditional-more-fun-than-before kind of way, with sound effects and other modern amenities, for people with a sense of humour.

Enjoy hearing the story behind Katla, the Gullfoss waterfall, Gilitrutt the troll, Þingvellir’s majestic river Öxará - and there is even a story about a merman. Yes. A merman. So, all you needed, really.

All these stories belong to the most visited tourist destinations on the south coast of Iceland. Hopefully you’ll enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating them (We had fun, you'll hear it). Here are a couple of previews for you:

Click here for digital purchase on iTunes Store:

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Nova embrace 4G broadband with a swing

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Nova 4G
Our friends over at Brandenburg just headed a new campaign for NOVA telecom to promote the ease of use of their 4G broadband network in a simple and cheerful way.

We teamed up with them and Don Pedro wrote and produced a spiffy electro-swing track and added some sound effects to the animated spots, which were crafted in-house at Brandenburg. 




 

This is Twitter at its best

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To be honest, the decision to start using Twitter was never a business decision. I did it because it is fun. I'm a social guy, and I like people. Through the years I've had some very enjoyable interactions with people involved in music and tech, and just interesting people in general. 

Yesterday I got a package from a Twitter friend, who I have never met in person, hand-delivered from the UK by his friends who were here in Iceland on vacation. It was said to contain essential studio tools. And did it ever. 

Trust me, when you are making music under the pressure of almost impossible deadlines, sometimes you hit a wall. The song doesn't work. But in the year 2000, a cure for this was found

And now, in 2013 we finally have a perfect production studio, complete with everything you need to make great music. No excuses. And it's all thanks to Twitter. And Budley :-)

More cowbells to you all, 

Pétur
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Íslandsbanki - A bright future

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One of Iceland's biggest banks, Íslandsbanki, recently refunded around 20.000 of its customers 30% of the interest payments made on mortgages and general debt over the course of 2012. Good news, as we are sure you will agree. 

Agency ENNEMM headed a campaign for this happy surprise, and director Guðjón Jónsson directed this TV ad for Sagafilm

For the ad, Arnar did a choral version of a song called 'We can work it out' by a little known quartet from Liverpool, with the help of some lovely female singers. And here is the result: