Ásgeir Trausti

I must thank the sainted Olafur Arnalds for the heads up on this extraordinary young Icelandic chap, Ásgeir Trausti. At a scandalously young 20 years he sings with the qualities of Justin Vernon and Jeff Buckley. The live version below is a special thing but a more regular version is available via Soundcloud.

A debut album isdue in September, but as I write I have no idea how to get hold of it (all info very welcome!). There are a couple of other YouTube pieces, a live acoustic ensemble singing Sumargestur (I think) and what I believe may be the  track Leyndarmal from the forth coming album (but I may be hideously wrong).

Anyhoo a talented young fella-my-lad he is, how is it that a bijou sized country like Iceland can produce such outstanding musicians? Must  be the dark winter nights….

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4 Responses to Ásgeir Trausti

  1. Hey, I was looking for the same as you, a way to buy his music. I found a website: http://www.icelandicmusic.com/Music/Album/948062/asgeir_trausti/dyrd_i_daudathogn/.
    Interesting site, by the way…

  2. Alex says:

    Is there any place that anyone knows of to order a cd copy of this album?

  3. Pingback: New band of the day (Ásgeir 1,553) - musicfact.info INDIE

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