Ethereal Icelandic sounds consume this debut release from Sigur Rós‘s singer Jón Þór Birgisson and Alex Somers. Riceboy Sleeps was released on July 20, 2009 and features acoustic instrumental music and the collaboration of the string quartet Amiina and the Kópavogsdætur Choir.
If you are looking for some excellent soothing music for your work day or while relaxing, this is without a doubt it. This album is by far the most refreshing thing I have heard in quite some time. You can purchase the full release in several different formats on the Jónsi and Alex website – including 12″ vinyl, cd, special edition box set and more – or you can instantly download at iTunes. If you are more of a try-before-you-buy kind of person, they have provided a free streaming version of the entire album, available on the music section of their website.
Also on their website you will many other things including recipes, news, visual art galleries and more. So be sure to visit jonsiandalex.com.
Here is the video for one of the singles off the album, “All The Big Trees”