Label
EMI UK
Release date
5 Apr 2010
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
41:01

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Go Do 4:40 209,831
2 Animal Arithmetic 3:20 143,066
3 Tornado 4:12 149,098
4 Boy Lilikoi 4:29 173,966
5 Sinking Friendships 4:42 126,923
6 Kolniður 3:51 72,850
7 Around Us 5:14 122,474
8 Grow Till Tall 5:12 112,610
9 Hengilás 5:21 106,193

About this album

“Go” contains nine songs amassed from the large pool of songs written by Jónsi during his many years with Sigur Rós. The album is sung in english and icelandic, and was co-produced by Jónsi, his partner Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol).

When he began working on Go, Jónsi initially thought he would be making a low-key, acoustic album until, as he says, “somewhere along the line, it just sort of exploded.” That explosion resulted in sheer aural fireworks. 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 Jónsi alongside a number of free-spirited collaborators.

Chief among these is Nico Muhly, the philip glass protégé who is renowned for his work with Björk, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Grizzly Bear. Muhly has arranged all the songs on Go, bringing strings, brass and woodwind to dance playfully alongside his offbeat piano playing. Add into the mix the percussive genius of Samuli Kosminen, whose original drumming powers many of the songs along, and 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.

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  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is shameless self-promotion, but if you guys enjoy this album like I have for years, you might like my own self-released album. It's a collection of ambient tracks, but it's hugely inspired by Sigur Rós, Riceboy Sleeps, Brian Eno, etc. so if you're into any of those fine names you might like this!!

    7 May 1:18am Reply
  • pedrooi

    It's like Sigur Rós on acid

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • optimisticsails

    This does not stop growing on you

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • edUTOPIA

    Tornado <3 ♥

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • EdgleyAraujo

    so nostalgic. reminds me of 2010 *-*

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    This album was 2010 for me. Fuck what a fantastic record.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • icicle241286

    I hear Steve Reich influences, personally...

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • shivaki07

    “Valtari is beautiful in its own simplicity”. – To jedna z najczęstszych opinii o wydanym już 6-stym krążku islandzkich czarodziei. W wielu zapowiedziach Sigur Rós oświadczał, iż będzie to powrót do korzeni. Czy poszli w dobrą stronę? Możecie się przekonać już teraz czytając LMF! http://lamuzi.blogspot.com/2012/05/recenzje-nowosci-sigur-ros-valtari.html

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    fuck me this album is fantastic

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • strom-z

    to me it doesn't match takk..., ( ) and agáetis but some beautiful moments, mostly hengilás for me which is on par with best sigur stuff

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Kleber01z

    : )

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    10 WOWs out of 10.

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    Still my favorite album from last year.

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • joyceguerra

    lovely. i love!

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • snewk

    I shouldn't be so surprised that this album is really really good. But I'm blown away at first listen (a year late, no less).

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Fallingup1986

    Masterpiece album

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Levim_

    A different side of Jónsi after hearing Sigur Rós a lot of times. But it's great though. :)

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • smiul

    11/10

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • blackbeder

    this album is changing my life such in a good way. Didn't fell in love with an album like that for a long time

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • terraxceles

    This is like Jpop without the "J".

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
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