On the heels of Mugison's critically acclaimed U.S. debut, Mugimama, Is This Monkey Music?, Ipecac Recordings presents Little Trip. Mugison's second foray into the world of scoring and soundtracks, Little Trip, part score and part soundtrack, accompanies heralded Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's film of the same name starring Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles and Jeremy Renner in a noirish thriller. The film has set tongues wagging worldwide as it set out on the film festival circuit (2006 Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, etc.) with reviewers often commenting on the bleak, gritty realism of the visual juxtaposed with the warm, near twangy score and soundtrack provided by Mugison.
Recorded at Sigur Ros' Reykjavik recording studio Sundlaughin (swimming pool), Little Trip features 17-songs/pieces including rockers like Pétur Grétarsson, a swooning cover of Tom Waits classic song Little Trip To Heaven and a live version of Mugimama's Murr Murr. Not a stranger to the importance of sound in a cinematic context, Mugison also scored the 2004 film Niceland. Pitchfork commented on the accompanying soundtrack saying "the results are as dazzling."
With this score Mugison builds upon the critical acclaim he experienced in 2005 with Mugimama, Is This Monkey Music?. Named one of CNN's top albums of 2005, Paste Magazine's #7 record of the year alongside a list of undeniable one liners from the country's most respected music magazines, Mugison is a talent whose impact and influence is sure to continue to grow stateside. A tour with labelmate Einar Orn (Ghostigital, The Sugarcubes) is in the works for mid-2006.