Frakkur was the artist name Jónsi used for his experiments in electronic music.
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.
The legacy is three collections of work totalling 25 tracks collated into one triple
album – each made a year or so apart, under slightly different circumstances and with
The oldest, 2000-2001, was made on Jónsi’s first PC laptop, named The Tank for its unwieldy
size. The second, 2002-2003, was made in his small flat in the middle of Reykjavík, where he
set up his first home studio in a cupboard, so that it could be packed away at night. The final
part of the Frakkur trilogy, 2003-2004, was made in Cambridge, Mass. in breaks of Sigur Rós touring.
His partner, Alex Somers, had by then introduced Jónsi to the programme Logic, and this he coupled with a
Yamaha VSS-30 toy keyboard to sample his voice in what he describes as a spontaneous and exciting process.
3x 12″ LP each LP is a different color 100 copies of Frakkur were released on vinyl (in hand crafted sleeves) at
the Sigur Rós’ Norður og Niður festival, aside from this Frakkur is previously unreleased on vinyl.
LP1 2000 – 2001
LP2 | 2002 – 2003
LP3 | 2003 – 2004
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