The Ghost That Carried Us Away
My love for all things Icelandic first started way back in high school with my love of Icelandic music, namely Seabear. They were a little more accessible than Sigur Ros because they chose to sing in English (as opposed to their native language - or a made up one), but still had the harmonious, magical sound that only fits the country it was made in. The Ghost That Carried Us Away a refreshing and lush album that I always thought could score the Where The Wild Things Are movie pretty well.
It's poetic and childlike and folksy with an aquatic-feel. The hushed, lulling lyrics and the flow of songs are as graceful as a melting Icelandic glacier. Fitting.
Also, I will forever associate this album with the Fall-time, so listen accordingly and prepare for the best season with this music.
Fall down the stairs
It's been a long time since
I got my hands on your teenage poems
It's the only poison that I like
I think I must have known you
In another life
I think our rocking chairs
Used to rock together all night
- Hands Remember
Check out: "Hospital Bed" is a romantic, enchanting waltz, "Arms" is a folksy tune that should be Autumn's theme song, and "Good Morning Scarecrow" is a quick piano intro with spooky creature/monster sounds.