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U2 likes new Howie B and Húbert Nói album

U2 front man Bono said he would like to ski listening to Music for Astronauts and Cosmonauts, by British musician Howie B and Icelandic artist Húbert Nói, which was released in Austria in late 2006.

“We finished this album about three years ago and at that time I played it for Bono and The Edge. They really liked it and Bono said he would like to listen to this music while skiing,” said Howie B, as quoted in Morgunbladid.

Húbert Nói Jóhannesson is a visual artist and a music composer. The cooperation with Howie B began about ten years ago when Howie B was in Iceland and listened to music Húbert Nói had written, inspired by the Icelandic/Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason.

The cooperation resulted in Music for Astronauts and Cosmonauts, which was released by Austrian label Laton last year and is scheduled to be released in the US this spring.

Howie B has earlier worked with U2, Björk and Tricky, and was a popular London-based DJ before becoming a music producer.

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