Thursday, April 1, 2010

album : jónsi is happy ‘go’ lucky

Out of the cold, dark depths of Iceland, a project has been flowering for more than a decade hidden beneath the confines of minimalist, fantastical rock. Zipping like a hummingbird, spring has sprung and with it the most robust, joyous album of the year–the debut solo album from Sigur Rós falsettic frontman Jónsi, out this Tuesday, April 6th on XL Recordings.

Go sees Jón Þór Birgisson following the same trajectory that Sigur Rós last left with us on the sonically divergent yet accessibly poppy Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.

More acoustic guitars and fewer strings defined the band’s last effort giving fans a new auditory outlook, and Jónsi has continued in this vein adding the most complex textures of his career to his unmistakable, spectral vocals.

An epic environs surrounds the nine songs thanks to arrangements courtesy of Philip Glass protegé Nico Muhly...

Read the rest on OMN.

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