Singer-songwriter Asgeir Trausti, or Asgeir, released his album In the Silence twice.  The first time, his songs were translated into English for a release in Europe and the U.S.  Late last year, the album was issued again, in Icelandic. The record features lyrics by both his father and band-mates, delivered in soaring high voice over layers of guitar. For this opbmusic session, Asgeir performs an acoustic set acompanied by guitarist Julius Robertsson.

Asgeir also spoke with opbmusic’s JT Griffith about his start in music, how love of Nirvana pulled him away from classical guitar, and what inspires him. Stream the songs and interview below, and download the mp3s.

Update: Asgeir will be at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom Saturday, September 9.


Audio: Steven Kray, Zack Carver-Gustin, Randy Layton
Video Editor: Brendan Jones
Videographers: Jarratt Taylor, Sam Smith and Grahame Bywater
Executive Producer: David Christensen