Sigur Rós’ Jónsi and Alex Somers have unveiled a surprise new album Lost and Found. Billed as a companion album to their 2009 ambient classic Riceboy Sleeps, the new six-track LP carries on some the same sounds and traditions from Sleeps 10 years ago.
The pair are celebrating 10 years of Riceboy Sleeps this fall and touring the LP. To help mark that anniversary and the tour, they released Lost and Found. The new project was created by Jónsi & Alex Somers in collaboration with friend and producer Sidney Satorsky.
"The album has no linear relationship to Riceboy Sleeps," says Somers. "It treats Riceboy Sleeps as a place to begin and finds moments from that album to open up to new moments that at times give glimpses of places within Riceboy Sleeps and at other times put you somewhere entirely new."
However, there is still a link between them sonically and the way they were created.
"Lost And Found is a sibling album to Riceboy Sleeps," says Somers. "It falls somewhere between what was, what is, and what will be. Tape experiments, modular synth processing, and acoustic soundscapes drift in and out of focus. Sound friends that you may have heard or seen before appear; familiar, but different."
It is a blissful 64 minutes of listening that feels like a crisp fall breeze washing over your face and fleeced body. Listen to the full album below and pick up a copy here.