Tag Archives: Jonsi

Jonsi / Olof Arnalds collaborator Ulfur preps solo LP (listen to “Vakandi”)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Icelandic musician and composer Úlfur Hansson has made a name for himself over the last decade collaborating with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Ólöf Arnalds, and Anna Von Hausswolff, and has had works commissioned by The Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet and l’Orchestre de Radio France. Now based out of NYC and going simply by Úlfur, he’s set to release new solo album Arborescence on November 3…

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NPR’s Bob Boilen wrote book ‘Your Song Changed My Life,’ hosting release event in NYC with Sturgill Simpson

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts host and unflagging show-goer Bob Boilen has a new book coming out, titled Your Song Changed My Life, where he talks with 35 musicians about the music that inspired them…

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11 Unmatched Male Vocalists

Source: Rock On Philly

Popular music has seen exploration into countless genres and human emotions, with some of the most heartfelt explorations coming when the intensity of the lyrics and instruments are matched by earnest exhales of air. Whether they convey a sense of fleeting joy, or a more raspy frustration, these are ten male singers that were or are masters of their voice.

11. Jónsi Birgisson

Icelandic band Sigur Ros has become internationally acclaimed for their ambient, post-rock sound, which they create using a wide range of instruments in addition to frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s high-pitched voice. Jónsi often sings in Icelandic, or a ...

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An Interview With Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel

Source: The WRGW Music Blog

Before his show at Rock and Roll Hotel on March 21st, Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel sat down with us to discuss the making of his new record Island Intervals, Icelandic folklore, and playing Newport Folk Festival. WRGW: How did you spend the years since your release of Nothing is Precious Enough for us in 2008? […]

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