Soaring Through Soundscapes: Jonsi

Simply titled Go, the latest album from Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi Birgisson, does just that. From the opening glitched vocals in the first track “Go Do,” the song does nothing but pick up speed until you feel like you really are flying or running over beautiful, vivacious landscapes.

Throughout the entire album, you’re pulled up, down, backward and forward, never fully losing momentum until epic closer “Henglas” winds you down with a refreshing, gigantic orchestral shower of chords.

After hearing Jonsi in primarily lethargic, down-tempo settings with Sigur Ros and Riceboy Sleeps, the energetic forwardness of this solo project is a welcome change. His voice’s timbre still complements the new aesthetic beautifully.

My favorite track has to be “Tornado,” which you can listen to here, along with most of the rest of the album.

I’ve posted the whole album for streaming over on the right. But if you’re not a Lala user, you can watch the Youtube channel linked just above this, or you can head to his site where the album is available to stream.

Jonsi is starting out on a world tour today in support of the album, and judging from the pictures/videos on his site, the show is going to be a doozie. You can also check all of the tour dates at the same site.

Enjoy.

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One response to “Soaring Through Soundscapes: Jonsi

  1. Nice post. Being a huge Sigur Ros fan, I’m looking forward Jonsi’s solo album very much. (Personally, though, I completely loved the Riceboy Sleeps album – one of my favourites from last year.)

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