Toggi - Silly Old Song

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Today we proudly present to you Toggi's new single, 'Silly Old Song'.

The song was recorded in the same session as 'Wonderful', and we started work on overdubs and additional programming as soon as we released that song. There is a lot of post production work in this song, many many layers of soundscaping and vintage synths and studio goodies.

A fun trivial fact is that one of the most recognizable singers in the world sings a short backing vocal in the song. He made us swear that we wouldn't tell who he is so he wouldn't have problems with his label, but a well trained ear can hear it easily.

Silly Old Song is featured on 'Wonderful Secrets' :

Some friday soft gear porn

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We get lots of e-mail (one) asking us to add stuff to the gear porn section in order to satisfy those of our visitors who suffer from GAS, a condition that most of us have had to live with for many years.

So, we whipped up a camera and took some snapshots around our studio, Wömbin™.

Our offerings to the gearsluts of the world today are as follows:

A Brauner Phantom in it's natural habitat

A Gibson J-150 poses for the camera

Royer R-121 Ribbon mic carefully listening to the cone of a Fender Vibrolux Custom

We've shown it here before, but the camera just loves the Shadow Hills Gama 8 preamp.

We'll have more pics for you later. To much and your condition will only get worse. And remember kids: gear does not buy you happiness, nor does it make good music by itself. Awww, who are we kidding...

Wonderful - Available for download

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Well, it's high time you check out Toggi's 'Wonderful' if you haven't done so already. 

If you want more production details and the history behind the song, check this out.

Now, if you think this is a good song, and you would like to own it, along with lyrics and credits, please click here to get your own digital copy. It is a well known fact that those who purchase music legally have slightly better luck in life. You could be one of them! Guaranteed Karma upgrade!

UPDATE - Due to popular demand - the lyrics to Wonderful can be found .:here:.

Toggi's 'Wonderful' for VW Golf United spot

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This must be some kind of a record.

Not 24 hours after we finished mastering Toggi's new single 'Wonderful' it got snatched for a Volkswagen Golf United commercial.

This fresh still-motion spot was shot, directed and produced in-house at Fiton by Joi B, Hrafn Gunnarsson and Jari for VW distributor Hekla.

Wonderful is available on 'Wonderful Secrets', right here:

Toggi - Wonderful

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We just finished mixing and mastering Toggi's new single, entitled 'Wonderful'.

If there ever was an 'inside job' this is it. Composed by Toggi and the band, Wonderful was produced by Bjarki and Don Pedro, and mixed by Addi800 over at Syrland Studios. Radioplay will start next week, but since you have come all the way to the internet, it wouldn't be fair of us not to let you have a listen:

And while you listen, here are some production details for you:

Wonderful was recorded on May 27th 2007 at Studio 12B in Reykjavik. That's right, more than a year ago.

We had a strict policy of one song per day for the session, and recorded 2 over that weekend. The whole band played all takes of the track, no scratch takes were allowed, we tried to keep a live feel and performance.

Consequently the band took a break, Toggi spawned a beautiful son (with some help from his fiance), and was absolutely too happy and fluffy to write lyrics for the songs. We tried our hardest to make his life miserable, finally succeded, and started recording vocals and minor overdubs last month at our own studio, Wömbin™. From there straight to Addi 800 for mixing. The other song, Silly Old Song will be released in approximately 2 months time.

Song Credits:

Music: Toggi, Don Pedro, Bjarki Jonsson, Helgi Egilsson and Hallgrimur Jon Hallgrímsson. Mostly Toggi though.
Lyrics and vocals: Toggi
Keyboards, programming: Bjarki Jonsson
Bass: Helgi Egilsson
Drums, percussion: Hallgrimur Jon Hallgrimsson
Guitars, programming: Don Pedro
Additional programming: Addi 800

Produced and engineered at Studio12b and Wömbin™ by Bjarki Jonsson and Don Pedro.
Mixed by Addi 800 and mastered by Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson, both at Studio Syrland.

Wonderful is available on 'Wonderful Secrets', right here: