Boomkat Product Review:
New label Radio Bongo makes it's mark with the 2nd solo suite by keyboardist/pianist David Thor Jonsson. David's previous solo work appeared in 2002 on a domestic release in his native Iceland: he's since collaborated with everyone from Gus Gus to Blonde Redhead and Einar Örn. This record compiles 15 beautifully sparse, often brooding instrumental improvisations blessed with a sublimely personal character. David Thor Jonsson - "I am a pianist, composer, improviser, performing artist and a multitasking musician in life, currently living and working in Reykjavík. I was born 1978 in Seydisfjördur, Iceland and have been playing the piano and keyboards since age of 9. My main focus and interest is in improvisation, composition and performance of music. How improvisation and composition can meet effortlessly as a creation of musical ideas and sounds. I am also thoughtful of the general passion & drive behind creation of things, in what way they are presented and passed on to people, in music, arts and life in general. Since childhood I´ve collaborated with a whole spectrum of artist, from obscure troubadours in the countryside to stadium bands, covering all fields of music, both in Iceland and abroad. I have also composed and arranged a great deal of music for Theater, Film, Art installations, performances and videos of all kinds."