Album review: Asgeir, In the Silence (One Little Indian)


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Last year, the Icelandic version of Asgeir Trausti's In the Silence became the country's most successful debut album by a homegrown artist, outselling even Björk and Sigur Rós, whose global profiles the folk-singer will surely emulate. With the original lyrics – mostly written by his father – translated into English by John Grant, it's clear how closely they suit Asgeir's angelic vocal tones. His acoustic fingerpicking recalls José González, while Gudmundur Kristinn Jónsson's production envelops Asgeir's fragile gifts in delicately wrought arrangements.

Download: Higher; In Harmony; Summer Guest; In the Silence