Björk's Biophilia mastered in Room 313

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Björk

Björk is without any question Iceland's biggest name in music. Her innovative style and unique voice have generated the respect and admiration of millions of fans worldwide. Biophilia is right out there on the cutting edge of music, media and musical ambition. 

Well, we could go on and on, but there are many people out on the interwebs who can write clever things about the album, which has received rave reviews and a BRIT nomination. 

What makes this special for us is that the album was mastered by Mandy Parnell in Addi 800's studio Room 313, with his engineering help.

Mandy is a real veteran, you should check out her work .:here:. Better still; she is also very nice to work with and to have around.

Adding Biophilia to the project list of any studio is of course a great compliment to both technicians and facilities. Which is, honestly, why we are pointing it out here.

Here are a couple of articles about these hectic days in Room 313 in publications that cater to pro audio nerds:

Music Producers Guild: Mandy Parnell travels to Iceland to master Björk's 'Biophilia' album
Sound On Sound: Mastering Björk's Biophilia

We release Toggi's 'Wonderful Secrets'

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Toggi Wonderful Secrets

The big day has come, Wonderful Secrets is finished, ready, and available for you. Here is a bit of history:

Toggi has been a quite influential figure on the Icelandic music scene for the last 5 years, or since the release of his debut album Puppy late in 2006. The album received glowing reviews in the Icelandic press and sold well for a debut album. It spawned 4 crossover hits on Icelandic radio stations and was nominated to the Icelandic music awards (for best cover art, but a nomination is a nomination). Most of Toggi's adventures can be found on this site, just do a quick search...

Wonderful Secrets
has a bigger, more dynamic sound to it than Puppy, and takes quite a different direction lyricly. Where Puppy was more sincere and sweet, the new material has more humour in it and packs a heavier punch. It touches on darker themes, such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, insecurities, death and of course, the Icelandic economic crisis. Each of the lyric stells a meaningful story, just as they should. 

We like extras and b-sides a lot ourselves, so with the 14 track 'Wonderful Secrets', you can purchase 12 song digital album titled 'Private Confessions & Clumsy Poetry', consisting of acoustic versions of popular songs, demos and b-sides. And if you are really clever, you can buy Puppy, Wonderful Secrets and 'Private Confessions And Clumsy Poetry' together in what is aptly named 'The Smart Bundle'. 

All songs (apart from the b-sides) are available as single downloads on iTunes, Bandcamp and tonlist.is. Physical CDs are only available in Iceland as per now, but you can order them directly if you send us an e-mail. Oh, and remember that some of the songs are still free on this site, .:such as this one:.

We hope you enjoy:

We go all dancy dancy for Kristall+

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We just finished music and sound design for this rather spiffy new commercial for Kristall+ enriched sparkling water.

As our earlier work for its sister brand Kristall, it was commissioned by agency Fíton for Ölgerðin.

The spot was directed by Reynir Lyndal for Pegasus, and on our behalf, Don Pedro took care of music and got to do the sound design as well to complement the music, but did not get a dancing part in the commercial, strangely enough.

Rather nice, innit? 

Organic music for Icelandic Vegetables

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Eberg, along with collaborator Petur Ben, wrote and produced this summery and organic jingle for the Icelandic Vegatable Board, assisted by the angelic voice of Elín Ey.

The ad was produced by Smalinn & Sons for Íslenska, and directed by Hannes Thor. Very lovely, we hope you agree:

Here is a longer version of the song, including a chorus, for your enjoyment:



Now. We're not totally finished with the collaboration between Eberg and Pétur Ben, because these two have just finished an album.

We've heard it, and it is, quite frankly, splendid. We would like to enforce that opinion with an example, here is Numbers Game. Put that in your ears for now, and get ready for the album.