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May 28, 2011
Song of the 217. Week is Vigri's "Drag down the dark"
Vigri is an Icelandic band with melodic and classical elements formed in Reykjavik 2008. The group consisted in the beginning only of brothers Bjarki and Hans Pjetursson and then later expanded into a five piece band. Atli Jónasson on drums, Þórir Bergson on guitar, bass, keyboards and brass, Egill Halldórsson on bass and keyboards.
The band name is taken from the final ship that the brothers' grandfather ever sailed on as a captain (Vigri RE-71). The making of Pink Boats began in Flatey Island. The initial plan was to record the album over a one month period but soon the project began to expand from the original intentions. Still, most of the album was recorded on an old laptop with only one microphone. In accordance with the unique atmosphere surrounding the Flatey Island recordings, the band decided to continue recording the album in unusual places, such as Esjustofa Restaurant at the roots of Esja mountain, a community centre of a retirement home in Reykjavík, an abandoned herring storage tank in the west fjords of Iceland and the tall tower of Hallgrímskirkja Church in the centre of Reykjavík. The album's name derives from a vision that haunted the band during their recording sessions when the red Icelandic sunset would lie over the sea's horizon and turn all the boats from white to pink.
Buy the album @ Gogoyoko