Published Nov 15, 2018Outside of his work in Sigur Rós, Jónsi recorded solo electronic music under the moniker Frakkur. Now, a new triple album will see said material widely released for the first time.
The triple album Frakkur 2000-2004 is set to arrive digitally on November 23, running 24 tracks in length. A press release explains that each grouping of tracks were "made a year or so apart, under slightly different circumstances and with different equipment."
Of Jónsi's process, the press release recalls, "working on his own, either at home in reykjavík, in hotel rooms on tour with sigur rós, or later at his boyfriend's house in boston, jónsi spent endless hours diving into then-new bits of kit and programming, having fun and seeing how far he could push things, all entirely outside the bounds of his day job with the band."
Last year, Jónsi shared 12 edited tracks from the collection as part of an extremely limited run of vinyl releases, with the material arriving in an edition of 100 copies in individually hand-painted sleeves. Those LPs have since become exceedingly rare, commanding prices of nearly $900 on resale sites such as Discogs.
You can hear a Frakkur track shared in conjunction with last year's vinyl release in the player below. While the new collection will be out digitally, there so far does not appear to be any plans for a physical release.
You can pre-save/pre-order Frakkur 2000-2004 over here via various digital providers.
In October of this year, Sigur Rós parted ways with drummer Orri Páll Dýrason in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him.