In 2008 I took six weeks off work to travel around Southeast Asia. I spent most of my time in Thailand but paid Laos and Cambodia a visit as well. It was an amazing time – just me and my backpack and buckets of fun. When I think back to that time I have a lot of memories connected to different music that I had on my iPod on the trip. Kind of like I always connect Björk’s Debut album to a week I spent in Mallorca when I was 19 – travelling on my own with a Walkman. Most of my Thailand memories are connected to this one song: Verum í Sambandi by a band called Sprengjuhöllin. I listened to this song a lot while watching foreign landscape pass by.
Sprengjuhöllin called it quits in 2009. Snorri Helgason was a member of Sprengjuhöllin and decided to go solo after Sprengjuhöllinn left the scene. He also happened to write my Southeast Asia anthem Verum í Sambandi. He released his second album, Winter Sun, in the end of July and it has got great reviews. It is currently the most sold album on Gogoyoko. I wouldn’t say I’m his biggest fan but he’ll have special place in my wandering heart just because of the other song. I do like River too.