I think someone once said ‘collaboration is the key to innovation’, and nowhere is this philosophy better demonstrated than in the humble remix. Icelandic indie pop guru Sindri Már Sigfússon, the man behind Sin Fang, has now had the opening track from his latest album under that name reworked by none other than Jónsi, front man of the legendary Sigur Rós.
The original version, taken from Sin Fang’s third album Flowers, is a swirling rhythmic ride of gloriously quirky pop, but Jónsi has plunged the track into an etherial pool of other-worldly mystique with heavy reverb and stretched out, pulsating synths. It sounds like a ride across the beautifully desolate Icelandic landscape itself.
Sigfússon says this of the how the remix came together: “He made it while we were on a family holiday in Spain… He was a bit involved in the making of Flowers as it was recorded in his house. He saw the development of the songs when we were making them and had some good points as we were working so it was great to get him to do a remix and do his own take.”
Listen to Sin Fang ‘Young Boys’ (Jónsi Remix) below.
Sin Fang is also on tour supporting fellow Icelanders múm and both will be appearing at this year’s Iceland Airwaver festival in Reykjavik. You can see them here:
27 — Berlin (DE) — Heimathafen Neukoelln
28 — Hamburg (DE) — Reeperbahnfestival
01 — Poznan (PL) — CK Zamek
02 — Warszawa (PL) — Basen
03 — Wroclaw (PL) — Alibi
04 — Prague (CZ) — Meetfactory
05 — Vienna (AT) — Waves Festival (@ Flex)
30 October – 03 November – Iceland Airwaves: – Reykjavik