Download High QualityHere you can download and listen to the debut album from the Icelandic band Hugar. Hugar is a duet formed by Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson. We have been playing together for many years in all kinds of different bands but in early 2012 we decided to go ahead and form a group of our own where we could experiment and take our own direction in music.
Following the formation of the band we started recording some demos at a friends recording studio. The demos grew in size and number and suddenly we realised that this material could possibly end up being an album. In early 2014, after the slow process of writing the songs and recording the demos, we went all in on making the project into an album and the result can be heard and downloaded for free right here.
Throughout the process we were very lucky to know some great people who helped us out making this project a reality. Those people gave us access to their studios, recording equipment, musical instruments and ears and we couldn't be more grateful. We are also very fortunate to have some great musicians for friends that were prepared to play on this album and give it their best.
Hugar are Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson
Other instrumentalists are:
Ólafur Arnalds - Drums
Pétur Björnsson - Violin
Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir - Violin
Guðbjartur Hákonarson - Viola
Hrafnhildur Marta Guðmundsdóttir - Cello
Björgvin Ragnar Hjálmarsson - Clarinet and bass clarinet
Cover Photography: Anna Iceland
Other Photography: Ólafur Baldvin Jónsson