Iceland en Asgeir Trausti Breaks The "Silence" In English <p>Last year at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival, a muscular, shy young man with a fairly pronounced sunburn arrived for an interview with me.</p><p>Asgeir Trausti had recently arrived from a howling storm in Iceland. He shared a video on his cell which confirmed the conditions-- all dark skies and driving snow. On that same day, Austin was experiencing a fairly typical spring day, with warm temperatures, clear blue skies and gorgeous sunshine. It all went to Asgeir’s head--and his face, and his arms,which were glowing pink!</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:35:02 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 26387 at Asgeir Trausti Breaks The "Silence" In English Sigur Rós Goes Industrial Each week, NPR Music editor <strong>Stephen Thompson</strong> brings us new music.<p>This week, he has us listening to &#8220;Brennesteinn,&#8221; off the new album <a href="" target="_blank">Kveikur</a> by the Icelandic band <a href="" target="_blank">Sigur Rós</a>.<p><div class="responsive-media" style=""><iframe class="shortcode-youtube" width="624px" height="376" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <h4>Guest:</h4> <ul> <li><strong> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:00:32 +0000 editor 14602 at Sigur Rós Goes Industrial Lyric Romanticism On Asgeir Trausti's "In The Silence" <p></p><p>Ásgeir Trausti hoped to be a professional track and field athlete but his plans were detailed by various sporting injuries. He became a professional musician instead and quickly rose to to top of the Icelandic music scene.</p><p>All the words to his songs are composed by his 72-year-old father and are filled with lyric romanticism.</p><p>His first album, <em>"Dyrd I Daudathogn,"</em> (In The Silence) is sung completely in Icelandic, he hopes to reach a broader audience with an all English version of the album currently in the works.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:01:54 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 11438 at Lyric Romanticism On Asgeir Trausti's "In The Silence"