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28th July 2015

Single Release

 

 

The new single “The Book Of Live” is out now!

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This is Hjörtur's version of this beautiful song

 

Long description:

A fantastic song written by Stephin Merrit. Recorded in one session in Blöndal Studio on 26th July 2015. Mix og master the same day.

 

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27th July 2015

Album Release

 

The new album "Piano Twilight" is out now!

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Relaxing and romantic piano music

 

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Twilight mark the change from one state to another. Very relaxing instrumental music by Hjörtur. The instruments are sounds of the piano, flute, violin, clarinet, oboe, cello and other classical instruments. The space is the spirit, the music is the result, - result of feelings, ideas and thoughts spinning in Hjörtur's mind. These are very beautiful and catchy tunes and romantic too.

 

From the artist:

This is once again in honor of you, my great friends in Malaga. In December 2012 I moved to Malaga in Spain and I have met a lot of wonderful people there. This album is dedicated to you. You are my new change - you are my twilight.

 

Love to you all,

Hjörtur

 

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24th July 2015

Single Release

 

The new single "Baby's In Black" is out now!

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Baby's In Black

(Lennon/MacCartney)

 

This is Hjörtur's fabulous version of this great Beatles song!

 

Long description:

 

Baby’s In Black (2015) was recorded by Hjörtur in Blöndal Studio in Malaga, Spain. The basic tracks were recorded on 21st July 2015 and the vocals and the brass on the 22nd July 2015. Mix and mastering was made the same day. All Instrument and vocals are by Hjörtur.

 

History (Source: Wikipedia)

"Baby in Black" performs at a 6/8 time signature with a moderate tempo that makes it sound like 3/4 (waltz-time). AMG described the song as "a love lament for a grieving girl that was perhaps more morose than any previous Beatles' song." Musicologist Alan W. Pollack notes that the song is relatively complex in format, with a refrain, bridge, and a guitar solo. He describes the song as having "mishmash" of sylistic elements—among them, "bluesy" chords and country music-inspired vocals.

 

1964 The Beatles Recording

"Baby's in Black" was originally recorded by the Beatles on 11 August 1964, and was the first song recorded for Beatles for Sale. Lennon and McCartney sang their vocal parts simultaneously through the same microphone. This was done at their own insistence in order to achieve a closer feel to the performance. McCartney was subsequently contacted by their music publisher in 1964 inquiring as to which melody line was the main tune (i.e. Paul's higher or John's lower melody). McCartney later said that he told the publisher they were both the main melody.

 

The Beatles live performances

They performed "Baby's in Black" live during their appearances from late 1964 until their last tour in 1966. McCartney said they introduced the song by saying, "'And now for something different.' ... We used to put that in there, and think, 'Well, they won't know quite what to make of this, but it's cool.' In 1996, a live version of "Baby's in Black" was released as a B-side to "Real Love", the second single from their Anthology project.

 

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20th July 2015

Album Release

 

 

 

 

The new album "Piano Sunset" is out now!

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Short description:

Relaxing and romantic piano music

 

Long description:

Very relaxing instrumental music by Hjörtur. The instruments are sounds of the piano, flute, violin, clarinet, oboe, cello and other classical instruments. The space is the spirit, the music is the result, - result of feelings, ideas and thoughts spinning in Hjörtur's mind. These are very beautiful and catchy tunes and romantic too.

 

Featuring Cecilia Ghizzi Gola on clarinet on Piano Lucía.

 

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13th July 2015

Album Release

 

 

 

 

The new album "Piano Sunrise" is out now!

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Relaxing and romantic piano music

 

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The sunrise mark the beginning - the beginning of a day, a new day. Where the days possibilities have not yet been confirmed. Here is a perfect start, romantic, melodic and relaxing music, with the piano as the main actor, accompanied by typical classical instruments. Enjoy the music.

 

From the artist:

I moved to Malaga in Spain in December 2012 and through the year 2013 and until now I have met a lot of wonderful people. This album is dedicated to you. You are my new beginning - you are my sunrise.

Love to you all,

Hjörtur

 

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6th July 2015

Album Release

 

 

 

 

The new album "Piano Quotes" is out now!

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Relaxing and dreamy piano music

 

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The music is very relaxing an dreamy, inspired by the atmosphere of the movie "Beginners" (2010). The song titles are quotes from this movie. The piano is supported by classical instruments like violins, violas, cellos, oboe, double bass etc. played in a very romantic way.

 

From the artist:

I had just met a girl - a musical partner - and one night we were chatting on Facebook and she told me she was watching this really good movie, "Beginners" so I decided to get my hands on it and watch it too. I really loved the atmosphere in the move and it inspired to make this album "Piano Quotes" and to use quotes from the movie as titles for the songs.

 

I would like to send my thanks and respect to Mike Mills, the director and writer of this great movie.

 

I hope I have been able to pass on the feeling - and the way I felt when I watched the move - to you, the listener.

 

Love to you all,

Hjörtur

 

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29th June 2015

Album Release

 

 

 

 

 

The new album "Piano Night" is out now!

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Relaxing ambient romantic piano music

 

Long description:

Piano Night is a romantic and relaxing instrumental piano music by Hjörtur. The sound of the piano leads the spirit into a dream of a peaceful night with the stars and the moonlight.

 

From the artist:

I composed this music for everyone as a message of a balanced mind in a peaceful atmosphere - no matter where the listener is right at this moment.

 

Love to you all,

Hjörtur

 

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22nd June 2015

Album Release

 

 

 

The new album "Cinema Now: The Machine" is out now!

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Electronic

 

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Pure Electronic Pop - inspired by Moby, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Air, Jean Michel Jarre.

 

Hjörtur (Icelandic meaning "Deer") is a Icelandic musician born in Reykjavik in Iceland.

 

The sound on this album combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following with a minimalistic electronic instrumentation. The voices are at sung through a vocoder and generated by computer-speech software.

 

From the artist:

This is my first project under the sub name Cinema Now.

 

This is a pure electronic album… even the vocals are electronic made by "text to speech" on my Apple Mac Computer and then manipulated in my music program, Cubase Pro.

 

So the vocals are by "Alex", "Serena" and "Emily" - all Apple Mac Computer voices.

 

In particular, the song Sweet Soft Kisses guard's attention.

 

Love to you all,

Hjörtur

 

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All songs, instruments and vocals by Hjörtur unless otherwise stated

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