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Thu May 16, 2013
Lyric Romanticism On Asgeir Trausti's "In The Silence"
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.
All the words to his songs are composed by his 72-year-old father and are filled with lyric romanticism.
His first album, "Dyrd I Daudathogn," (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.
At present, he and John Grant, a musician from Denver, Colorado, are collaborating on a recording for release later this year.
Here is one of those tracks, "Going Home," from February of this year:
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