Success for music produced by Arnar

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Arnar_Kaleo
In 2013, Arnar (far left, holding a newly acquired award) produced and mixed an album for talented new Icelandic band Kaleo. The product of this labour, debut album Kaleo, was released in december to great acclaim and good sales.

As the award season begins, things are looking good. Kaleo already got 'Best newcomers' at the Icelandic Music Awards, and no less than 3 awards at the Bylgjan Radio Music Awards, Best Newcomers, Best New Album, and Best  Singer. You can see their performance at that award ceremony .:here:.

It's worth mentioning that Arnar also produced and mixed the winning Icelandic entry in the 2014 ESC competition, No Prejudice, which you can enjoy .:here:. 

In addition to album production for other bands and commercials with us, Arnar is now working on his first solo album, the exciting details of which will soon be revealed here. Onwards and upwards!

New trailer for 'Life in a Fishbowl'

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Vonarstræti
May sees the Icelandic opening of
Vonarstræti (e. Life in a Fishbowl), director Baldvin Z's second feature film, produced by Kisi Production. 

Life in a Fishbowl tells the tale of three very different people who have a lasting effect on one another, a writer drinking himself to death, a young single mom that works at a nursery school but turns tricks on the side to make ends meet, and a former professional soccer player that climbs up the totem pole in the world of banking while his family life crumbles beneath him.

The film will be scored by Ólafur Arnalds, but Don Pedro wrote the music to the main theatrical trailer, and sound design and mix for both theater and stereo release was in the capable hands of Addi 800. And here it is:

One drink is one too many

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Samgongustofa
Truenorth
directors Samuel & Gunnar just finished directing this powerful spot against drunk driving for agency Hvíta Húsið and their clients
The Icelandic Road Traffic Directorate (Samgöngustofa) and alcohol retail chain Vínbúðin.  

A recent poll shows that 1 out of every 3 Icelanders thought it was all right to drive after one drink, which is a cause for great concern. We really should know better.  

Ólafur Arnalds and Don Pedro joined hands to make a version of Irving Berlin's classic song Cheek to cheek to fit the film, from Ólafur's delicate string arrangements to final sound design. They then got Hjaltalin 
songstress Sigríður Thorlacius to lend her lovely voice to the whole thing. 

We think the message gets across quite powerfully, don't you?

Say hello to Ólafur Arnalds!

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Ólafur Arnalds
We're very happy to announce a partnership with a great Icelandic composer and producer, Ólafur Arnalds.

Ólafur is a prolific multi instrumentalist and BAFTA nominated composer that has released 3 full albums and several EPs, toured the world, and written music for major motion pictures, TV shows and commercials. 

He has his lovely studio in the same complex that houses the Medialux Global Headquarters™. We all became friends very quickly, and he has since taken on several advertising projects with us, all of which we are very proud of. 

So you understand why we are excited about this. Go on, .:check out his profile:., and click on the links, it's all good.

We help win a prestigious award. Nice.

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Lúðurinn
A couple of weeks ago, our long-time clients over at H:N won a very important award, Lúðurinn, the Icelandic advertising award, for best campaign results. Apart from winning this award, the campaign was nominated as best campaign as well.

Now, a
s awards go, the campaign result award is quite important, because if there is anything clients like, it's results. 

The award was for .:this campaign:. which was largely built around music that we made for it. So we feel that we own a piece of it. At least enough to brag about it here. And post a photo of it. (It's the one on the right) Nice, innit?

Addi 800 - New Homepage

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Addi 800
Check it out, our longtime collaborator and friend Addi 800 has a new homepage!

You can check it out by firmly prodding your pointing device of choice .:right here:. It goes without saying that we think you should.