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Jónsi & Alex


Country of origin:

Iceland

Type of music generally:

Ethereal

Status:

Debut release, Riceboy Sleeps (2009)

See also:

Jónsi & Alex's site

The Ectophiles' Guide's page for Jónsi

Comparisons:

Amiina, Eluvium

Covers/own material:

Own

Recommended first album:

Riceboy Sleeps is their debut

Recordings:

Riceboy Sleeps (2009)

Riceboy Sleeps

Release info:

2009—XL Recordings—CD 447

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Jónsi
Alex Somers

Guest artists:

Amiina—strings
Kópavogsdætur choir—choir singing

Comments:

Listening to this album is like floating in a sea of beautiful noise. The music requires some attention—lots of subtle layers and gentle shifts in mood and melodies as songs progress. Riceboy Sleeps can take you to some deeply emotional places, even though there are no lyrics. (lasherboy@gmail.com)


Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.

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