Sigur Ros’ Jónsi to release lost triple album of solo recordings next week

The recordings date back to 2000-2004

Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi is set to release a lost triple album of solo recordings dating back to 2000-2004.

Recording under the moniker Frakkur, the music was never given an official release, with much of it thought to have been lost due to corrupted hard drives.

Years later, the songs were recovered from a CD that had been given to a friend and the previously unreleased Frakkur, 2000-2004 compilation is now set to be released digitally on November 23.

The compilation, which features 24 songs, was released last year as a limited-edition, vinyl-only release that featured only half of the songs.

Each of the three albums collects material from a specific period, each recorded in a different way. The oldest group of recordings, titled 2000-2001, was made on the musician’s first PC laptop.

The second roundup of material from 2002-2003 was made on a Yamaha RS-7000 using samples of beat-up toys he’d purchase from secondhand stores.

The final record in 2003-2004 was helmed using the program Logic as well as a Yamaha VSS-30 toy keyboard.

The release comes just weeks after Troye Sivan and Jónsi shared their first ever collaboration, ‘Revelation’.

The two artists linked up for a spot on the soundtrack to the recent film Boy Erased, which Sivan has a supporting part in.