Courtesy of Sigur Ros Montreal-based multimedia artist and film director…
- Posted on Feb 21st 2011 1:05PM by Jason MacNeil
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"Thank you so much, thank you to all the other musicians," Jonsi said in a very short acceptance speech.
Jonsi's album was one of 12 albums nominated for the prize, other nominees included Robyn for 'Body Talk,' the Radio Dept. for 'Clinging to a Scheme' and Dungen for 'Skit I Allt.'
"The music of the winner could only have been made here, in the North" the six-member jury of journalists and label executives said in a statement on the award's site. "It sounds and almost smells like Iceland. It's brave and life affirming pop music that grabs you by the heart in flamboyant technicolour."
The prize, similar to Canada's Polaris Music Prize and inspired by Britain's Mercury Music Prize, was established last year, and comes with a cheque for 20,000 British pounds.
Jonsi spent 2010 touring behind 'Go,' and released a new concert film entitled 'Jonsi: Live at the Wiltern' earlier this month. The film contains his Oct. 17, 2010 show from Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre in its entirety and was directed by Dean Deblois. Released through iTunes, the film is currently only available in Canada and the US.