I have a raging crush on the sheer talent of Iceland’s Jónsi.
Live, he is truly remarkable. On record, his voice is unparalleled. In Sigur Rós, he is wonderful. And with his boyfriend Alex Somers they made Riceboy Sleeps – an an album even more ethereal than Sigur Rós. Yeah.
So what goes on inside the heads of these two Reykjavik-based edgy artfolk?
But don’t expect experimental ambient or to hear Jónsi’s voice, they’ve just picked the tracks they like here. And there isn’t much of anything from this decade. Or last. Or the one before. Or the one before…
….BUT THERE IS LOTS OF FASCINATING stuff that was likely first played on your grandmother’s parlophone. And the CD has all the crackles too. It’s quite lovely will go wonderfully well with a Sunday or a hangover or a pipe.
And in the meantime, be sure to check out this awesome posting on NPR with videos and interviews about Jónsi’s current (and exhaustive) tour for “Go”.
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