Sigur Rós fans will fall in love with Icelandic artist Ásgeir Trausti. The fourth single taken from his 2012 debut, Nýfallið Regn mixes the enchanting Icelandic language with hopeful melodies and a falsetto reminiscent of Bon Iver genius Justin Vernon.
Since September of 2012, Dýrð í dauðaþögn is biggest and fastest selling album by a domestic artist, outselling fellow Icelanders Björk andSigur Rós, to make the 21 year old melodic folk artist an overnight sensation. The radiant cross between Sigur Rós and Bon Iver breaks the barely discernible language barrier with sublime production and a calming, sunny atmosphere. An undeniable brilliant combination of electronic and acoustic elements is matched by poetry, interestingly written in large part by Ásgeirs 72 year old father. An English version of the Dýrð í dauðaþögn will be available January 27th, 2014.
Listen to the light and vibrant folktronica of Iceland’s newest pride and joy on Stereofox.
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**Cover Photo Credit: Dennis Stempher