Album of the Month...January 2011

Well I think that i'm gonna start a new monthly segment showcasing an album that i'm really digging. So here we go...

This months album of the month is Jonsi's debut solo cd Go. I actually discovered this during the christmas break when snooping around the last.fm top 30 most played cds of 2010, and the second I played it my eyes sorta dilated and I totally agreed. Although its hard to say exactly what genre it is, I would suggest that it's a mix of icelandic ambient post-rock with a mix of baroque pop.  Thats a large jumble of words but I must protest that Go has all these elements woven into a basket of pure musical creativity that simply has no equal.

Although Jonsi is the singer and guitarist of post rock giant Sigur Ros he takes everything that is good from them and compresses them into shorter song structure, overlaying them with both english and icelandic melodies and lyrics for a truly heart moving performance. Jonsi's haunting soaring falsetto voice plays as the main corse, lifting me to the backs of a bird and flinging me to my inner child.

When I listen to this... I feel like i'm going through a Wily Wonka tour of Iceland. That i'm on a train heading over mountains and valleys of a simpler time and that any problem that is bothering me wont matter until i'm finished this 40 minute masterpiece. I love post-rock and how it makes me feel, but Go...takes me further, sends me higher and makes me more peace filled than I'm accustomed to feeling from music.

http://www.mediafire.com/?zxtmnjbzmxd

To see more music that I dig check out my last.fm page

A+

5 comments:

Zack Berjawi said...

Thank you, this is exactly what i was looking for. - Zack

PcTutorial said...

yeah, it's great music :) thx :)

Major.Mack said...

cool; never heard him, i dont think. Im gonna try it out.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

New to me. Thx

Carley said...

love love love love

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