Mjötviður Mær

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Mjötviður Mær, released in 1981, was the second album by Icelandic New Wave/rock group Þeyr. It was edited through Eskvímó in 12” vinyl.

Mjötviður Mær was Þeyr's most important work, according to the repercussions achieved in the media. Formed by 12 songs, "Iss", "Þeir" and "2999" could be deemed as attempts to create a futuristic pop style thanks to voice distortions, keyboards and additional rhythm. “Úlfur” is a track that outstands due to its angry mood and thus became into one of the most famous.<br>Also important are, “Mjötviður”, an instrumental track and “Rúdolf”, a song loaded with rock anger and constitute an antifascist lampoon of Adolf Hitler.

This record was never reissued. However, some of its recordings appeared in Mjötviður til Fóta (2001), a special release to commemorate the 20 anniversary of Þeyr's reincarnation. This CD also featured recordings from the single Iður til Fóta (1981).

Cover design and inserts

This album and their second work, As Above... had both exactly the same front covers, the only difference was the title. The image cover depicted a pentagram with the naked drummer inside it. It is a symbol that represents the interest in magic that their members had, and it is also a representation of the five-member band, and the perfect proportions of the human being, as defined by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.<br>The background photograph portrayed Keilir, a...
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