<!--NOTE: some sites may say that Aleph was the record label. That’s not true: Aleph 0 is the catalogue number and Esquimaux Management was the publisher. In fact, this company ceased to exist in 1983 but guitarist Óttarsson who was at the head of the company put it here to reflect its importance at that time.-->Mjötviður til Fóta
was an album released in 2001 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the creation of Þeyr
, one of Iceland
’s most important bands of the early eighties.<br>Mjötviður til Fóta
contains songs recovered from the album Mjötviður Mær
and the single Iður til Fóta
, two records released in 1981.<br>The material was originally recorded in 1981 at Studio Hljóðriti
and it was digitized and mastered on October 25, 2001 at Stafræna Hljóðupptökufélaginu
when guitarist and scientist Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson
took helm in the hot and cold thermal curating process where only analog thermometers were used.
Þeyr never reissued the other records, since the masters are believed to be lost and thus, the only recorded material of the band currently available is this release, as well as some other Icelandic compilations where few of their tracks are featured.
Vocalist: Magnús Guðmundsson
.<br>Guitar and electronic sounds: Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson
.<br>Guitar and vocals: Þorsteinn Magnússon
.<br>Bass, keyboards, background vocals: Hilmar Örn Agnarsson