Posted in music | pictures on May 11, 2010

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

"omg omg I love you sigur ros you make me cry @sigurros and thank you jonsi for an amazing concert last night at terminal 5" - Andrew

Jonsi

jónsi: it's super scary. i dunno why. there was a big confusion because first of all i'd been in sigur rós for 15 years. and all of a sudden i went from this safe environment of having three other guys to bounce ideas off. when i get tired i could tell them to take over. it was so easy. i didn't actually realise until i went into this project when i had to do everything myself; everybody's coming and asking things and you have to pretend to know. it's also confusing because this album was supposed to be a small side step from sigur rós - not quitting or anything like that - they were all off having babies, not me. so i thought it was prefect timing to do something else. the first idea was to have a really low-key acoustic album but then it exploded into something totally different. the first demo was acoustic guitars, piano and ukulele. then songs became crazier and i had people in mind i wanted to work with like nico muhly. he's amazing. he did all the arrangements with strings and brass. then there was no holding me back. we were in my apartment and he had one small keyboard and a computer and he did five songs in a night. he is so hyper active; it was really fun and exciting. he had worked on some albums that i heard and liked the arrangements because they were not like sigur rós. i didn't want to have sigur rós arrangements. i wanted something crazier than the obvious choice.
Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi (and opener Death Vessel) played two nights in a row (with his band) at Terminal 5 in NYC over the weekend. We already posted pictures and video from the first night (Saturday). Sunday night, including a series of six videos taken from above, below...

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Jonsi 1 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

Jonsi 2 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

Jonsi 3 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

Jonsi 4 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

Jonsi 5 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

Jonsi 6 from Fumi Nagasaka on Vimeo.

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Comments (16)

I don't get it?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 1:59 PM

most of those videos suck because you don't see the backdrop projections which were beyond stunning.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 2:05 PM

Incredible show

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 2:37 PM

Cool! Jonsi is channeling Lady Gaga!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 3:06 PM

great pictures, but i think it's impossible to capture the amazing visuals he had without actually being there. nothing i have seen so far even comes close to it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 3:32 PM

Went on Saturday and have to say it was one of the most powerful and emotional shows I've ever been to. Fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 3:54 PM

Fucking idiots commenting above. Go see some more shows morons especially you 3:54

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 4:03 PM

this dude creeps me out

Posted by JJ | May 11, 2010 6:29 PM

Saw fucking Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Dodo's, Animal Collective, Atoms for Peace, Blood Brothers, Explosions In The Sky, Fall of Troy, and countless other bands so fuck off, I'm entitled to my own opinion asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 8:18 PM

lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 11:15 AM

george is getting upset!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 11:31 AM

The projections were kind of cool, the the stage was way too dark. You'd expect bright lights when a song like "Go Do" climaxes, like the lines "you wish fire would die and turn colder", but it was still pretty dark.

The lights at Yeasayer at Webster Hall were incredible. Way better than Jonsi's. But the show was still really good

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 8:25 PM

Say what!!

The lighting was better at Yeasayer? Its not even synched to the music. Its some dude just playing around up there.

Jonsi's show is one of the most unique visual shows out there right now. Its all about projections more than lighting. Although I do have to agree that the animation element is FAR better than their lighting.

But you lose credibility when you offer up that yeasayer's lighting was better. Its like they turned their homemade LED stuff on "audio analyze" and let the stuff go...

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:14 PM

this dude is amazing

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:35 PM

his last song is on par with any of the eight times ive seen sigur ros close a show. anyone meet him at the art gala at honey space on friday. the dude is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 12:14 AM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:09 AM

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