Jónsi and Alex’s gorgeous ambient debut Riceboy Sleeps is getting a special 10th anniversary reissue.
A collaboration between Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his partner, visual artist and musician Alex Somers, Riceboy Sleeps began with a picture book of the same name released in 2006. The record arrived three years later, to the delight and befuddlement of Sigur Rós fans. Jónsi & Alex’s work is more ethereal and less structured than Sigur Rós’, with sweeping tracks that linger in beautiful moments without a sense of time.
The album underwent an analog remaster for the reissue, leading to what the duo calls “the definitive pressing of the record.” Originally a double-LP, the anniversary edition has added a third vinyl featuring the 30-minute All Animals EP that came packaged with the CD version of Riceboy Sleeps. All of it is pressed on 140-gram vinyl and packaged in a gatefold sleeve with rounded corners.
The Riceboy Sleeps remaster will be available in the US September 13th, and pre-orders are going on now. Signed copies of the album and merch packages are also available through the Sigur Rós webstore.
Riceboy Sleeps Artwork:
Riceboy Sleeps Tracklist:
02. Atlas Song
03. Indian Summer
05. Boy 1904
06. All the Big Trees
07. Daníell in the Sea
09. Sleeping Giant