Pétur Jónsson composes OST for TV drama Réttur

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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.

Lumina Starcloud

Lumina - A journey to space

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The second track we release from the space music compilation Dark Space Matter is Lumina.

For this track, Pétur Jónsson got a little help from NASA, as they just released important audio clips from their space exploration on the Nasa Soundcloud, some of them featured in the soundscaping of this track. 

So thank you NASA, and Godspeed.

Now. Close your eyes, turn on that subwoofer and come with us. To space.

Stars Collide

'Stars Collide' is out, and you can listen here!

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The release of the full version of the stunning northern lights timelapse film Iceland Aurora is imminent, and we're more than a bit excited.

It will feature 3 tracks by Petur Jonsson, as well as new tracks by Kajak and ambient maestro Yagya

One of these tracks can already be found here, Dance Aurora, but today we are releasing a new track, called 'Stars Collide'.

Please enjoy, and be sure to check out the trailer to Iceland Aurora .:here:. it's going to be an epic and visually stunning film that captures one of nature's miracles in a mesmerising way.