Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jonsi (of Sigur Ros)

Add Date: April 6

Artist: Jonsi (of Sigur Ros)

Album: Go

Label: XL

Genre: hm...

Comments: From promoter: ""Acoustic" isn't the first word that springs to mind listening to Go. Joyous, exhilarating and fearless, maybe. Ecstatic, dramatic and alive, perhaps. As an album it's more wild extravaganza than solipsistic rumination, even though it all did start out on just guitar, piano or harmonium. Much of the way it has grown and evolved has to do with Jonsi's choice of free-spirited collaborators. All the album's arrangements are by Nico Muhly, the Philip Glass protege known for his work with Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Antony & the Johnsons and Grizzly Bear."

Jonsi strikes again. On his own this time. Non-fans of Sigur Ros can enjoy, too, I think. Some songs are in English for us mortals who don't understand Icelandic. Check out "Boy Lilikoi" for example. Go to "Hengils" for something more mellow (but lovely nonetheless).

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