Tag Archives: Sigur Rós

Enjoy

A weekend of intense, focused work awaits me.

The good thing about doing what you like is that that doesn’t feel as bad as it sounds. It takes just a bit of drive to get through these two days into another busy week.

Since I am human, I know for sure my breaks will be filled with music, so I thought I could share my latest discovery with you – a tip by a friend:

Sweden’s Familjen

Along with fellow Nordic acts Sigur Rós and Casiokids, these guys sing in their native language.

I love the idea that music is somehow above and beyond nations and tongues, so that there would be no need to make it necessarily understandable via English.

Ha en trevlig helg!

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Tvær íslenskar hljómsveitir, þrjú tónlistarmyndabönd

Oh, don’t pull its legs / They’re pulled / Don’t squeeze it too hard up

In the longest of nights
Stir him at your breast
In silence – row him, row him

Það besta sem guð hefur skapað

er nýr dagur

PS: múm‘s new record is on.

Expecting

I can’t wait to get my ears on Sigur Rós‘ singer Jónsi Birgisson‘s solo album – Go.

It’s not going to be released until March-April, but it’s possible to listen to parts of it recorded on radio shows, especially this one (please be so kind as to ignore the presentor’s stupid questions).

Something tells me that it’s going to have a strong folk character but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Be whatever it may be, his voice is just amazing.

Sigur Rós' frontman

Looking forward to this release.