Jonsi & Alex Riceboy Sleeps 2LP
Jonsi & Alex Riceboy Sleeps 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: ADA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Jonsi & Alex Riceboy Sleeps 2LP

Sigur Ros, Alex Somers

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SKU:
ADALP40447
UPC:
634904044718
Out of Print! Only 1 copy available!

Double Vinyl LP! Features Alex Somers from Parachutes
& Jon Thor Birgisson from Sigur Ros!
Ambient Instrumental Music! All Acoustic Instruments!


Known primarily for his haunting falsetto and other-worldly presence as the singer in Sigur Rós, 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) and then endlessly toyed with on solar-powered laptops in a raw food commune in some far corner of Hawaii, Riceboy Sleeps has a suitably, uh, “organic feel” to it; the wave-like lapping of its tidal flow buried beneath analogue hiss, crackle, pulse and distortion; the creaking of rigging and sometime indeterminate falling delicately over; and, on “Howl”, ruminative animal chirrups, grunts, snorts and purrs.

Now, however, the full-length Riceboy Sleeps album (the name having migrated from artist moniker to album title) is finished and available for purchase.

“haunting ambient hymn” -- Pitchfork

“emotionally evocative, mostly instrumental, and pretty great. Seriously, go have a listen.” -- Prefix

“an exercise in deep, ambient restraint” -- Drowned in Sound

Features:
• Double LP
• Voices of Jon Thor Birgisson, Sigur Ros Member & Alex Somers, Parachutes Member
• Ambient Instrumental Music
• All Acoustic Instruments

Musicians:
Jon Thor Birgisson,vocals
Alex Somers, vocals
Amiina, strings
Kopavogsdaetur Choir, vocals

Selections:
LP1 - Side A:

1. Happiness
2. Atlas Song
LP1 - Side B:
3. Indian Summer
4. Stokkseyri
LP2 - Side C:
5. Boy 1904
6. All The Big Trees
7. Daniell In The Sea
LP2 - Side D:
8. Howl
9. Sleeping Giant
Description
Out of Print! Only 1 copy available!

Double Vinyl LP! Features Alex Somers from Parachutes
& Jon Thor Birgisson from Sigur Ros!
Ambient Instrumental Music! All Acoustic Instruments!


Known primarily for his haunting falsetto and other-worldly presence as the singer in Sigur Rós, 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) and then endlessly toyed with on solar-powered laptops in a raw food commune in some far corner of Hawaii, Riceboy Sleeps has a suitably, uh, “organic feel” to it; the wave-like lapping of its tidal flow buried beneath analogue hiss, crackle, pulse and distortion; the creaking of rigging and sometime indeterminate falling delicately over; and, on “Howl”, ruminative animal chirrups, grunts, snorts and purrs.

Now, however, the full-length Riceboy Sleeps album (the name having migrated from artist moniker to album title) is finished and available for purchase.

“haunting ambient hymn” -- Pitchfork

“emotionally evocative, mostly instrumental, and pretty great. Seriously, go have a listen.” -- Prefix

“an exercise in deep, ambient restraint” -- Drowned in Sound

Features:
• Double LP
• Voices of Jon Thor Birgisson, Sigur Ros Member & Alex Somers, Parachutes Member
• Ambient Instrumental Music
• All Acoustic Instruments

Musicians:
Jon Thor Birgisson,vocals
Alex Somers, vocals
Amiina, strings
Kopavogsdaetur Choir, vocals

Selections:
LP1 - Side A:

1. Happiness
2. Atlas Song
LP1 - Side B:
3. Indian Summer
4. Stokkseyri
LP2 - Side C:
5. Boy 1904
6. All The Big Trees
7. Daniell In The Sea
LP2 - Side D:
8. Howl
9. Sleeping Giant
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Sigur Ros, Alex Somers
Title
Riceboy Sleeps
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
06-26-2012
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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