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.

OriginReykjavík, Iceland
GenresElectronic, lo-fi, folk
Years activeEarly 1990s–present
LabelsSirkafúsk Records, Kitchen Motors, Mobile / Plug
MembersOrri Jónsson
Dagur Kári Pétursson




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  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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