Leaves 'We are Shadows' - free download

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Leaves have a release date for their upcoming album 'We are Shadows' in Iceland, the 11th of May. 'We are Shadows' is their 3rd studio album, and it's a great album. If you are lucky enough to live in Iceland, you can see them play their new material at Sódóma Reykjavík tomorrow night.

Either way, we offer you a free download of the title song, because you are worth it...

Listen here:

Or click to download your free copy .:here:.

Leaves Fan Page on Facebook

Eberg releases Antidote in Iceland

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After it's initial launch in Japan, today marks the release of Eberg's new album 'Antidote' in Iceland.

The first music review is in the house, decorated with 4 full stars, a promising start. There is still a free download for you .:here:. if you hurry. Further international releases are planned, and we will of course update you here.

You can buy the album on-line .:here:. 

Eberg's Fan page on Facebook can be found .:here:.

Icelandic Music Awards - Best Song!

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So, yesterday, while the rest of the world had to make do with the Brits, a bigger and more important award ceremony was being held in Iceland. (Or not)

The Icelandic Music Awards were presented yesterday evening, and one award pleased us particularly - 'Best Song' of 2008 was written by a Medialux artist, produced by another Medialux artist, mixed by yet another Medialux artist for a singer we love to death, who also wrote the lyrics.

Oh, we almost forgot, the original version ef the song was also recorded in the Medialux studio Wömbin™ at Medialux HQ in Reykjavík.

More about the song .:here:. and congratulations to all, not least Hjaltalín, whose version of the song made it explode in popularity. 


This picture was stolen from mbl.is and is used without licence of it's author (Golli). Sorry.

February News Roundup

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When nothing happens here, it's usually because we are to busy making music to muck about with websites. And yes, we have been busy. 

Busy doing what, you might ask? Well, we will post them as they are released, but we have been working on 3 commercials (one of them features a metal song, finally some use for old dandruff guitars), new TV idents for RUV, Iceland's state television, a 15 minute television film, as well as supervising audio post for a popular TV series (no less than 7 episodes of 30 minutes) that suffered from, well, shitty location sound and had to be nursed to life. Name of that TV series will not be revealed here, as to protect the not so innocent. 

So, we just wanted to check in, and share a couple of nice things with you. First, Seth Godin is a favorite, and here is something he wrote about music that we like to bits. Here is a quote:

"The music industry is really focused on the ‘industry’ part and not so much on the ‘music’ part. This is the greatest moment in the history of music if your dream is to distribute as much music as possible to as many people as possible, or if your goal is to make it as easy as possible to become heard as a musician. There’s never been a time like this before. So if your focus is on music, it’s great. If your focus is on the industry part and the limos, the advances, the lawyers, polycarbonate and vinyl, it’s horrible."

Read more .:here:.

Now, here at Medialux we do not only make music, we also Tumble, and we Tweet. We have been looking for a venue to post our production diaries with minimal hustle, and we suspect Tumblr will be our platform of choice. So check us out .:there:. if you want to have an inside look at what we do, as we do it. Or something.

Time to get back to work, we'll just leave you with this awesome picture of a beautiful recording console we can't afford for your viewing pleasure:

 

There are more of those .:here:. for GAS sufferers

 

Eberg releases 'Antidote' in Japan

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Well, we promised to update you on the release on Eberg's new album, so here goes:

'Antidote' will see it's first release in Japan, it will be released on the 11th of February under the flag of music label Rallye. Rallye also distributed Eberg's last Album 'Voff Voff' in Japan.

Releasing an album in Japan traditionally means several bonus tracks, and specially designed artwork. Japanese fans should not have to be disappointed at all when it comes to this release. First, let's talk artwork. Renowned illustrator Ryoji Arai designed a magnificent cover for 'Voff Voff':

Luckily enough he also agreed to work on Antidote, and the result is really fun and pleasing to the eye:

Well, to celebrate the release we bring you, courtesy of Eberg himself, a new song 'One Step At The Time' Free to download. Yep, you heard right, Free. Listen here:

Click to download your free copy .:here:.

The bonus tracks are exiting. Returning visitors will perhaps remember this catchy little tune, composed for Kringlan shopping mall, and sung by Rosa, known for her great work with Sometime. Well, that song now exists as a full single in a japanese version, sung by popular japanese singer Cokiyu.The new version is called 'Himitsu No Hako' which literally translates 'a box of secrets'.

Add to that a spanking new version of Kinks 'All day and all of the night' sung by Jan Mayen's Valli. Valli also performed a guitar solo on the track, the first guitar solo on an Eberg track, a historic moment indeed. Checkit:

We will bring you news of releases in other countries as they unfold. In the meantime: Eberg Fan Page on Facebook 

Síminn - reinvention of a classic

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To people born in Iceland, the song 'Móðir' (that obviously means 'mother' for you that were not born on a cold rock in the atlantic ocean:-) performed by cult rock band Egó in the eighties has a respectable place amongst the greatest songs of that period. The lyrics ask a mother where her child is late at night. Highly appropriate for a campaign to protect children from the dangers of the internet. Siminn, Iceland's biggest telecom company started airing just such a campaign yesterday.

We got the challenging and fun task to make a new version of the song that would respect it's legacy, meanwhile working to bring drama and emotion to the beautiful spot, directed by award-winning directors Samuel & Gunnar for SagaFilm. All this commissioned by Siminn's agency of choice ENNEMM.

It was Arnar who got the task to produce, arrange and perform the new version. We think he did a marvelous job. The result is very cinematic, and adds power and weight to the strong visual content. But instead of reading about it, just take a look and judge for yourself:

Here is a full version of the song (special extended edition for you my friend) where Arnar sings the Chorus as well: