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Viltu mín vera?


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Einarus

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A week ago I posted a song called "Sjö sinnum" which was a dance remix of a recording of an 84 year old Icelandic man called Jón Stefánsson from Möðrudalur singing an old Icelandic folk song. I did that remix as a little joke for a party at my school and thought it would be funny to share it on Facebook.
Here we are, a week later, and that song is now my most played song ever - with 755 plays. It has been shared on Facebook 300 times and I've been getting emails and messages from people all over Iceland, Including a man whose wife is Jón Stefánsson's great granddaughter who sent me the song artwork - a real picture of Jón Stefánsson.

So you can imagine my reluctance in posting this "sequel", if you will, of that song.
But here it is, anyway!

This song is called "Viltu mín vera?" ("Will you be mine?") and the original recording can be heard here and I really recommend you listen to that before my remix.
I really put some work into this one, unlike the last one which was kinda half-assed on a Wednesday afternoon.

So, yeah...

Here's hoping this won't be a disappointment!

©2010 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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Hits: 16783
Comments: 21
Fans: 21
Plays: 4090
Downloads: 246

Uploaded: Oct 03, 2010 - 11:56:57 AM
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2010 - 11:56:57 AM Last Played: Nov 03, 2017 - 09:23:47 PM
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Symphony101 said 2632 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
You see where jokes may end up ???
Honestly this is a great story, congratulations. And great songs.
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composerclark said 2632 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Moving
This is very well done, Einar! And it's a very interesting concept... So I am wondering what gave you the idea? Are you an admirer of Jón Stefánsson, or perhaps of Icelandic folk music in general? Do you think there any ethical issues to be aware of when taking a recording of someone else and applying your wonderful remixing and arranging skills to it? I'd be curious to know your thoughts on that.

Again, this is very well done, impressive, and moving. Great job!
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alackbass said 2632 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Viltu mín vera?
It's amazing what you can do!
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perceptualvortex said 2631 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Wow
What a story... it's so cool that it got back to Jón's family. This is great, but in some ways I kind of prefer the original--I guess this one is more polished, that one somewhat more hilarious. It's really cool what you are able to do with that original recording!
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TobinMueller said 2630 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
A career is born!
Can we ever recapture that first applause? You're gonna hafta do a whole album now. One day, when the Winter Olympics comes to Iceland, you're gonna write the opening music, I know it! This is way cool. That falsetto section is a killer. This is precious and hip, both.
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magnatone said 2630 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Viltu mín vera?
this is a great sequel to the first one einar - i like the changes you made - you're onto something my friend!
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Carrie71 said 2630 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Very Cool
I love the story behind the music. Dig it!
crissew said 2630 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Disappointment? No way!
Although (like perceptualvortex) I prefer the first one, it has a raw energy that I can't really put a finger on. This one is certainly more polished, and complex than the last one. Extremely well done, but sometimes there is an indefinable magic to a song that can not be recaptured. At least that is what I hear, I have never done it, lol.
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Henke said 2630 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Yeah, this was cool too
I would have thought the other one was a one hit wonder, but there you go. +1 on crissew's comment. No need for disappointsment here, but that other one was pretty special :-)

Thanks for sharing the fun!

/Henke
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ziti said 2629 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
awesome
very cool ein!
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FEEL said 2629 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
Too cool
This is a rocking tune. Has a great beat. Loved the way the voice was manipulated and I can envision a large crowd dancing to this. Enjoyed!
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jiguma said 2625 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
Hej Einar!
This is pretty amazing - I tried to use an original version of our national anthem in a song for PBGB and know just how difficult the process can be. You've done this with ease, and the result is very impressive indeed. I'm pleased that Jón Stefánsson's family were happy for you to do this and that you've received good exposure. I'm hearing it as the best of the best in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest!!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
:)
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tf10music said 2625 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
just as
awesome as the first installment. These projects are so cool.
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davisamerica said 2614 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
here's something crazy
....first few bars... thinking Ben Folds....dunno why cos it isn't. Will check the original but this is so cool. Electronic history. Do not understand a word but want to go "Hell Yes !" a download.
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davisamerica said 2614 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
so we have talked
...the "hell yes" stands...excellent.
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davisamerica said 2614 days ago (October 21st, 2010)
ok
pesky me...please post the "rough translation" of this....such a powerful track....last word.

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Char said 2611 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
You have
made Jon Stefansson into a pop idol. This has a more Ethnic sound and more heights of sound bending. Wow! Thank you.
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awigze said 2610 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Jon
I think Mr Stefansson would be highly interested in this. I believe you have created a new genre... just not sure what to call it.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2599 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
great vocal manipulation
Really liked this one. the pitch shifting works very well against the club sound. Great.
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Dragonas said 2594 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Love it!
Love it!
Thank you.
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CraizeeMusic said 1902 days ago (October 2nd, 2012)
I can only imagine!
This is positively beautiful! I can only imagine how proud Jón Stefánsson's descendants are to hear his voice immortalized in such a emotionally powerful and evocative way. Thanks for sharing!
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