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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Track of the Day: Jónsi & Alex

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:53 AM

click to enlarge LILJA BIRGISDOTTIR
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It's like going to church, without all the praying. Jónsi & Alex, the side project of Sigur Rós' Jon Thor Birgisson, makes good use of angelic choir vocals, which hum warmly over a gradual build of celestial electronics. The group is a partnership between Birgisson and Alex Somers and they released their debut, Riceboy Sleeps, this summer after five years of recording together. 

Check out the song "Boy 1904" posted originally to Gorilla vs. Bear, the site that noted the song features "the only known recording of the last ever castrato singer." It's such a pretty tune it'll evoke a holy music spirit no matter your religious affiliation. 

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