If you haven't heard of Sigur Ros, then much of this brief review of Jonsi Birgisson's debut album (2010) isn't going to make much sense.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SIGUR ROS.(Jonsi sings for SigurRos)
In any case, Jonsi has jumped away from sad and hyper-dramatic. Or so it seems... Vocals to Icelandic post-rock/ethereal band, Jonsi, lays off long swells of singing guitar and over-lapping sound for a shorter, more conventional, but still emotional, sound. The first track, "Go Do" is an example of this new sound... connecting Jonsi's falsetto voice, sampling, strings and... Bird noises.
"Go" is still serious. The lyricism is deep and engaging. The instrumentals are complex but not nearly overdone. Jonsi still has a beautiful voice. It's easy to think of this record as a 'strange' Sigur Ros album, just because of Jonsi's voice... However you won't find screeching/ambient/lengthy melody on this record. You find catchy melodies, haunting vocal harmonies, and a lot of "flutey" sounds.
Are you looking for that sad Sigur Ros sound? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for singer songwriter songs? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for vocal talent? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for an album that flows? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for Cheery upbeat rhythms? "Go" has you covered.
Go seems to have everything.
"Go Do" sets the theme for Jonsi's solo work from Sigur Ros. Catchy, powerful. Worth a listen or 10.
"Grow Till Tall" Sad, "nostalgic" and slow. Really beautiful.
"Tornado" Slow and sad.
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