April 4, 2010

Iceland wins again.


If Sigur Rós albums make me feel like I am in a dream about floating on an iceberg or walking through a frozen black forest, shoes crunching in the snow underfoot, the new Jónsi solo project is that moment when the sun cracks jubilantly across the horizon on some bright Sunday morning.

I’ve spent the last few days streaming his new solo album Go, letting my mind wander to lands I haven’t seen, and my heart twitterpate over dawn returning.

Go Do – Jónsi

Go is out Tuesday on XL Records, and was produced by the formidable Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit). Jónsi is embarking on a massive tour; I feel pretty certain it would be a transcendent evening of explosive multi-hued jubilance.

[photo credit Lilja and Inga Birgisdottir, Jónsi’s sisters, who also shot the Fanfarlo artwork]

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  • I’ll be at the first show of the tour on Tuesday! I feel nervous for some reason. I suppose it’s because everyone I know who has seen Jonsi perform with Sigur Ros said it was the most incredible concert experience of their lives. There is supposed to be an incredible stage set-up for this tour… can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

    Megan — April 5, 2010 @ 12:10 am

  • Twitterpate? :)

    Sebastian — April 5, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twitterpated

    it kind of sounds like what a heart would do when hearing something of this nature. disagree?

    browneheather — April 5, 2010 @ 10:10 am

  • First I thought of brief online missives on potted meats. Your definition makes more sense.

    Sebastian — April 6, 2010 @ 10:31 am

  • i like your definition better.

    browneheather — April 6, 2010 @ 10:36 am

  • I read this post but didn’t listen, because I knew that any music that can can be likened to “that moment when the sun cracks jubilantly across the horizon on some bright Sunday morning” is something that will demand my full attention.
    I usually reserve time for the good stuff with a sweet spot beside the sea (I’m on an island, there’s loads!)for that first time listen so I had big plans for Jónsi. But today, as I was thinking just how good life is right NOW, my stereo playing this months “The Word” magazine promo CD bursts completely to life and I thought to myself…this…must be Jónsi. I have now been smiling to myself like an idiot for most of the day. Excellent.

    Sarah — April 7, 2010 @ 8:43 am

  • yes, yes, and yesssssssssss

    Bethany — April 11, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

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