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Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Electronic, lo-fi, folk
Years active Early 1990s–present
Labels Sirkafúsk Records, Kitchen Motors, Mobile / Plug
Members Orri Jónsson
Dagur Kári Pétursson

Slowblow is an Icelandic musical duo consisting of Orri Jónsson and Dagur Kári Pétursson, formed in the early 1990s.[1][2][3][4] Their music is an aesthetic of home-made, lo-fi analog tinkerings, which often slips into both electronic and folksy terrain. They began recording in the mid-1990s and have made several albums together. They created the soundtrack for the successful independent Icelandic movie Nói Albínói, which Dagur directed.[5] They have worked with other Icelandic artists such as former Múm band member Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, who provided vocals on the band's self-titled 2004 album, and Emilíana Torrini.[6] In 2009 the duo provided the music to the film The Good Heart. They have released albums under the Reykjavík based record labels Smekkleysa, Kitchen Motors, and Mobile / Plug.




  1. ^ "Screaming Masterpiece". CMJ (146): 49. August 2007. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  2. ^ Sundholm, John and Isak Thorsen, Lars Gustaf Andersson, Olof Hedling, Gunnar Iversen, Birgir Thor Møller (2012). Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-0810855243. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Paul (2003) Waking Up in Iceland, Sanctuary, ISBN 978-1860744600, p. 216
  4. ^ NOMUS, Nordic Council of Ministers. Secretariat for Nordic Cultural Co-operation (1998). Nordic Sounds. Nordic Council of Ministers/NOMUS, the Secretariat for Nordic Cultural Cooperation. 
  5. ^ Iceland Review, Vol. 42, p. 10, 2004
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006) The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0195313734, p. 534

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