Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

A World of Vinyl

Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
10% Off Vinyl - LP10
Home > Products for: '

Jonsi

'
  • 1
Results per page:
  • Go Go Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Go

    Jonsi has spent more than a decade writing epic compositions with Sigur Ros, creating some of the finest, most acclaimed albums of the last ten years. The choice to make an album of solo recordings came together as a solution to a backlog of songs Jonsi had written that didn't seem to fit within the Sigur Ros context. Go is a different beast entirely. Ecstatic, dramatic and alive, it features Jonsi's signature vocals throughout, with the majority of the songs sung in English.


    Not a straight ahead pop record, nor rock, folk, ambient or electronic, it encompasses all of these to create an expansive musical palette that's been brought to life by Jonsi alongside a number of free-spirited collaborators. Chief among these is Nico Muhly, the Philip Glass protege who is renowned for his work with Bjork, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie Prince Billy and Grizzly Bear. Also in the mix is the percussive genius of Samuli Kosminen, whose original drumming powers many of the songs along so you have a sonic landscape that bears little relation to anything else around today, yet explodes from the speakers with sheer happiness and wonder, wide-eyed and eager to be heard. The album was recorded in Iceland and Connecticut, was co-produced by Jonsi, Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst in London.

    1. Go do
    2. Animal Arithmetic
    3. Tornado
    4. Boy Lilikoi
    5. Sinking Friendships
    6. Kolnidur
    7. Around Us
    8. Grow Till Tall
    9. Hengilas
    Jonsi
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Riceboy Sleeps Riceboy Sleeps Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Riceboy Sleeps

    Known primarily for his haunting falsetto and other-worldly presence as the singer in Sigur Ros, Jon Thor Birgisson has, together with his partner Alex Somers, been exhibiting artwork and staging exhibitions under the name Riceboy Sleeps for two or three years now, including the release of a limited edition picture book. A couple of months back the early fruits of the musical side of this collaboration surfaced in physical form for the first time, with the track Happiness, on the exemplary Dark Was The Night Red Hot compilation.


    Riceboy Sleeps is human in a profound and verging-on spiritual way. It says nothing, literally, and yet living through its 68-minutes you emerge feeling much has been revealed. Its slowly evolving abstract landscapes are both edifying and life-affirming. The record works as a whole, and exists in a contemplative dream-state, unconstrained and mesmeric, seemingly outside time. The record, however, is more active than its apparent antecedents in the ambient output of Brian Eno, and other deliberately low-impact works. Riceboy Sleeps is awash with both tension and stimuli, as well as being frequently, and stunningly, beautiful.


    Played solely on acoustic instruments in Iceland and featuring long-time string collaborators Amiina, as well as the Kopavogsdaetur choir, Riceboy Sleeps has a suitably organic feel. The full-length Riceboy Sleeps album (the name having migrated from artist moniker to album title) is set to subtly redefine expectations of slow and elegiac instrumental music in 2009.

    1. Happiness
    2. Atlas Song
    3. Indian Summer
    4. Stokkseyri
    5. Boy 1904
    6. All The Big Trees
    7. Daniell In The Sea
    8. Howl
    9. Sleeping Giant
    Jonsi and Alex
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Island Intervals Island Intervals Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Island Intervals

    That Joel Thibodeau's slender, winsome voice is at once so comforting
    and so unsettling might be the greatest of his many strengths. Reed-thin
    but sturdy, youthful but somehow ageless, its deep benevolence is also
    slightly eerie, and the way he gently walks the line between intense
    feeling and contemplative remove lets him sing from a timeless place
    where he evokes the beauty of vanished people and places, sweetness
    too profound for words, loss too great for tears.


    Like Nico's, Jimmy Scott's, or Phil Elverum's, Joel's is a voice that
    demands its own sonic and lyrical world, and with Island Intervals, his
    third record as Death Vessel (and second for Sub Pop), we're treated to
    the sound of him finding a rich and strange new home among new friends
    in Iceland who probably saw him as a long-lost relative. Joel's an inveterate
    and intuitive wanderer; when I met him years ago, he'd just spent a few
    months traveling the United States on Greyhound buses, sometimes
    sleeping rough, and making a record from found moments.


    Island Intervals springs from a more recent journey. For his first album
    since 2008's acclaimed Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, Joel traveled
    to Reykjavík on an invitation from Sigur Rós singer Jónsi and producer
    Alex Somers, where they spent three months together conjuring an album
    that's both a song cycle and a window into a mysterious and singular
    landscape. Island Intervals wraps Joel's voice and furtive guitar in sounds
    that evoke not so much a band playing as elemental forces of earth and
    water; Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, NRBQ), Samuli Kosminen (Múm) and
    Thorvaldur Doddi Thorvaldsson assist Somers in creating a rich and
    multi-layered world that sounds, at times, like a well-tuned forest sighing
    and bending in a gale, or the deep cracks and booms of a glacier calving
    its way to the sea. Jónsi also joins Joel on vocals for the track "Ilsa
    Drown."


    Island Intervals lives in the spaces between running away and letting
    go, and finds its author embracing a life whose most solid, real moments
    loom and vanish, like a range of mountains that emerges from a bank
    of low clouds, and just as suddenly slips away.


    -Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Nov. 2013

    1. Ejecta
    2. Velvet Antlers
    3. Triangulated Heart
    4. Mercury Dime
    5. Ilsa Drown
    6. Island Vapors
    7. We Agreed
    8. Loom
    Death Vessel
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • White Mountain White Mountain Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    White Mountain

    Having played in various bands including Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi's touring band, White Mountain is Úlfur Hansson's debut under his own name. With influences ranging from cult cinema, esoteric literature and contemporary music, Úlfur presents a unique twist on the supernatural. In his own words:


    Every track is a collage of field-recordings made while travelling. I met so many interesting people on the road (for instance, Alexandra of Mountain Man who did amazing vocals for So Very Strange) and I always carry my tape recorder with me like a camera. Some tracks are composed of beats made from my cousin throwing rocks into a pond out in the sticks in Iceland, converging with some birds I met in Chigaco. It makes this album extremely personal to me, remembering things like that and helps me achieve greater depth with the programming aspect of it. I guess i'm searching for a more
    living breathing sound for completely electronic music.


    The title is an homage to Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue, as well as Alejandro Jodorowski's film Holy Mountain, but also something else Each individual sound has a very special memory attached to it, so the album creates these nostalgic nonexistent spaces, hidden places - an amalgamation of instances, situations that couldn't possibly exist. I imagine this White Mountain, an invisible imaginary place - a sacred place on the horizon. Maybe like a connection to the the universe above. An analogy of the journey of Man.

    1. Evoke Ewok
    2. So Very Strange
    3. Black Shore
    4. Heaven In A Wildflower
    5. White Mountain
    6. Knoll of Juniper
    7. Molasses
    Ulfur
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Interiors Interiors Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Interiors

    Interiors, Cameron Mesirow's second full-length release as
    Glasser, is a more considered, confident, and much more
    sharply personal album than its predecessor. It's central
    themes are love and anxiety and the spatial constraints
    of both in the landscape of one's life. In the three years
    since Cameron released her breakout debut "Ring", she
    toured around the world (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, The XX,
    Delorean, among others) and left her California home for
    New York. Along the way, she discovered a new partner
    in producer Van Rivers (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead)
    whose background in techno production added expansive
    spatial elements to her music that reflect both the looming,
    condensed architecture of Glasser's new adopted home
    as well as the intricate internal worlds she conjures in on
    her own.


    The tension between interior and exterior space fills the
    album. In architect Rem Koolhaas' book Delirious New
    York, which Mesirow credits as an inspiration, the author
    suggests that New York's massive, stoic-faced buildings
    are monuments rife with secrets. Interiors is Cameron's
    attempt to exorcise and address some of those metropolitan
    secrets. "I thought a lot about the physical impositions in
    my life, and about the fluid emotional boundaries in my
    relationships," Mesirow says. "There's no limit to what can
    be said about these structures. I can't help but live and
    work in them, exploring their many folds."


    The instrumentation of the album is a mixture of synthetic
    and organic sounds, real strings, reeds and drums
    combined with programmed ones, a purposeful coupling
    of natural enemies. "I like music where you're not thinking
    about what a specific instrument is," she says. "An
    instrument-less quality. It doesn't come from a band, but
    from a whisper in the wind." As on Ring there are sounds
    used for unlikely purposes; vocals used as percussive
    accents, or melodic themes assembled from environmental
    sounds. The song "Design" illustrates this with Cameron's
    own pitched-down vocals serving as a writhing bass line
    in the frantic depiction of lust. The Glasser we find on
    Interiors is smoother and smokier, more confident and
    defined against an increasingly stoic electronic music
    backdrop. The effect is a paragon of sonic architecture--a
    soundspace that's packed tight but never feels crowded.

    1. Shape
    2. Design
    3. Landscape
    4. Forge
    5. Window I
    6. Keam Theme
    7. Exposure
    8. Dissect

    9. Window III
    10. Window II
    11. New Year
    12. Divide
    Glasser
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Traveler Traveler Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Traveler

    Trey Anastasio Traveler on Limited Edition Gold 180g LP + Traveler 7" Vinyl + Download

    Traveler, Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, will be released on Rubber Jungle Records/ATO Records. Trey co-produced the album with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) last fall in Katis' Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Along with the Trey Anastasio Band, Katis invited several artists to work with them, including Mates of State's Kori Gardner, The National's Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen. Featuring the lead single, "Scabbard."


    Over the past 25 years, Trey Anastasio has established himself as a prolific composer, masterful guitarist (named by Rolling Stone as one of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time') and a compelling performer. Anastasio is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, genre-melding rock band Phish. A curious and constant composer, Anastasio draws inspiration from experimental jazz, classical, pop, reggae and metal. Limited edition gold 180g vinyl pressing with bonus Traveler 7" and digital download.


    Trey Anastasio Band:

    - Trey Anastasio (guitar, vocals)

    - Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals)

    - Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals)

    - Russ Lawton (drums)

    - Tony Markellis (bass)

    - Ray Paczkowski (keyboards)

    - Russell Remington (tenor saxophone, flute)


    Additional performances by:

    - Thomas Bartlett (keyboards) (Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne)

    - Matt Berninger (backing vocals) (The National)

    - Bryan Devendorf (drums) (The National)

    - Kori Gardner (backing vocals) (Mates of State)

    - Samuli Kominen (percussion) (Jonsi)

    - Tom Marshall (keyboard)

    - Rob Moose (string arrangements, violin, viola) (Bon Iver)

    - Rob Schwimmer (keyboards, theremin, continuum) (Paul Simon)

    - Adrian Van de Graaf (bass)

    1. Coronoa
    2. Let Me Lie
    3. Frost
    4. Land of Nod
    5. Pigtail
    6. Scabbard
    7. Clint Eastwood
    8. Architect
    9. Valentine
    10. Traveler
    Trey Anastasio
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Out Of Stock) Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Out Of Stock) Quick View

    $25.99
    x

    Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (Out Of Stock)

    150 Gram Vinyl


    Five years ago on May 6th, 2008 we released Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow. It was a different record for us. We had been invited to play at the Riceboy Sleeps art exhibit after party. It would be our first live show. Since it would just be the two of us performing we had to write material specific to the event. Of course it was intimidating because both Jonsi Birgisson from Sigur Rós and the gentle natured, multitalented Alex Somers would be sitting in the audience just a few feet away from us. Nothing to worry about though, they were absolute sweethearts. Jonsi toasted us in the middle of the set, which helped soothe our nerves, and you could sense their genuine appreciation for our performance. (On a personal note, my favorite memory was when Jonsi sang to me while we were just sitting around and talking about creating loops and soundscapes.)


    Andrew and I came back home and decided to create a record out of the music we had written for the after party. There were no beats on the record, just pure ambience and a few cellos added to sweeten things up. We finished recording and Jonsi and Alex asked if Riceboy Sleeps could create the artwork after we asked them for permission to use the title, Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow. So here we are now with a remastered version and and a gorgeous vinyl release. Why? When we brought the original recordings to the mastering session the title track had been bounced down at the wrong sample rate so it wasn't in an actual key. It was between two keys. When we performed it live we would play it in the proper key and it just sounded better to us. So we approached Taylor Deupree and asked him to do a new mix of the title track and remaster the whole record. The record now sounds like it's in 3D and the title track is now true to our original vision. So rich and warm. As for the vinyl Well a lot of you have been asking for vinyl from us so this is kind of a test to see how it goes. But the main reason is the artwork. Vinyl sized artwork by Riceboy Sleeps. It's gorgeous and it's just nice to be able to hold it in your hands. Not to mention the warm sound of vinyl. This is a unique recording within the Hammock catalog. Unique in the way it was created, in it's sonic texture and artwork.

    -Hammock

    1. Gold Star Mothers
    2. City In The Dust On My Window
    3. This Kind of Life Keeps Breaking Your Heart
    4. Mono No Aware
    5. Three Sisters
    6. Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow
    7. Elm
    8. Razorback Drug Town
    9. Eighty-Four Thousand Hymns
    10. We Will Say Goodbye To Everyone
    11. All Of Your Children Are Addicts
    Hammock
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • ( ) (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) ( ) (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

    $24.99
    x

    ( ) (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock)

    Sigur Ros' celebrated third album, and for many people - especially in US where it remains their biggest selling work - the most quintessentially Sigur Ros record of their career to date. It is the only album where Jonsi sings entirely in the wordless lyrics of Hopelandic. This desire to elide meaning and allow the listener to bring their own interpretation to the music extends to the eight songs, all of which are nameless. The music is broadly split into two halves, divided by a critical 36 seconds of silence. The first half of the album is lighter and more optimistic, the second bleaker and more melancholic, culminating in the thundering climax of Untitled #8, the closing song of every Sigur Ros show since the song was written in 2000.
    1. Untitled 1
    2. Untitled 2
    3. Untitled 3
    4. Untitled 4
    5. Untitled 5
    6. Untitled 6
    7. Untitled 7
    8. Untitled 8
    Sigur Ros
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • 1
Go to top