Case now available on Netflix

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We're delighted to announce that if you live in the U.S, Canada, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa or the Benelux region, you can now watch 'Case' on Netflix.

UK residents will be able to view the series on Channel4's Walter Presents. We'll follow up with more upcoming releases. 

The soundtrack by Petur Jonsson is available on all major streaming sites. Like here, for example:

Straumur

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Every time I finish an instrumental song, I send it to some friends, and ask them what they see in their minds when they listen. I find great joy in getting all kinds of personal responses, people connecting my music to things, situations and places from their own lives. 

Such was the case with Straumur. A friend envisioned traveling down a streamy river, thus the name, which the brightest of you may have figured out might mean stream in Icelandic.

The aim of instrumental music is always to become the soundtrack to your life. And when it focuses you, makes your otherwise boring commute more wondrous, or better still - inspires you to create something yourself - that goal is accomplished. 

Pétur

Want some more northern lights?

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The world doesn't seem to get enough of good footage of the beautiful spectacle that the Aurora Borealis are.

Our friends over at Iceland Aurora Films keep capturing them in new and mesmerizing ways. This time over Reykjavík city, and not with long exposures and time-lapses, but in real time, and in glorious 4k.

And even if we are admittedly biased, we love their choice of music. 

Alda | Music To An Unborn Film

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Time for some new music!

The fourth track from the instrumental soundtrack compilation Music To an Unborn Film is Alda by Pétur Jónsson.

As we all well know, Alda means 'wave' in Icelandic. 

That's all, enjoy!

Pétur Jónsson composes OST for TV drama Réttur / Case

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Here's why you haven't heard a lot from us lately:

Pétur Jónsson just finished composing the original soundtrack to Réttur, an Icelandic crime drama TV series which will be distributed worldwide under the name Case.

The series, 9 episodes, each of 45 minutes, directed by Baldvin Z and produced by Sagafilm airs on Iceland's Channel 2

Pétur put down some thoughts on the process of composing music to the series here:

'Þung eru þau spor' From Réttur OST

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Þung eru þau spor is the end title track for Icelandic TV drama Réttur (e. Case).

It's a heartfelt funeral song in Icelandic, inspired by the death of a 15 year girl found hanged over the stage of the Icelandic National Theatre at the beginning of Episode 1, leading to an investigation that quickly turns into something way bigger and complicated than expected. The title, rouglhly translated, means 'Heavy are those steps'. 

Þung eru þau spor
is written and performed by Petur Jonsson and sung by Sigríður Thorlacius.

You can read more about the making of the soundtrack .:here:.

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Heartbeats | Music To An Unborn Film

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The third track we publish here from the instrumental soundtrack compilation Music To an Unborn Film is Heartbeats by Pétur Jónsson.

It started out as a little experiment with the rhythmic qualities of the human heartbeat and string layers, and some days later (several days later, to be honest) it had grown into a full song, ready for you to enjoy. We hope you will. 

We Can Build You Better

We Can Build You Better

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On this track from the sci-fi and space music compilation Dark Space Matter, Pétur Jónsson wrote music to the big questions of artificial intelligence and the part androids and robots will play in our future when they surpass our meager abilities, which is only a matter of time and progress. Already, famous scientists and future thinkers warn us of the dangers of artificial intelligence, but how it will affect us is difficult to foresee, we only know that one day, it will. 

The track plays with the contrast of what we perceive as robotic and mechanical versus the human emotion, and tries to find a place where those two intersect. 

Iceland Aurora released, free chapter online

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It's out! Last week saw the online release of Iceland Aurora, a film which contains 3 of our tracks as well as music by Kajak and Yagya. Iceland Aurora is a non-narrative time-lapse film which captures the mesmerising Aurora Borealis and the unique scenery of Iceland.

The reception so far has been wonderful, and we're quite honestly thrilled to have worked with the team behind this film who lovingly obsessed over each small detail to make a stunning final product. It's a real labour of love, and it shows. 

Head over to Iceland Aurora Films to see what we are so excited about, there is even a free full chapter from the film for free there so you can see what it's all about. Go ahead. We are quite sure you're going to like it. It's available for rent and purchase on Vimeo On Demand, and the DVD release is scheduled for December 15th. 

We put together a playlist of our music in the film for you as well. Enjoy, and as always, sharing is caring. 

Dark Space Matter

Dark Space Matter

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The third track from our space music compilation Dark Space Matter, is the title song itself. It's an epic ode to heroic space exploration. 

So put on your helmet, and don't let anyone tell you that faster than light interstellar travel is impossible.