monday music spotlight #3 – sigur ros

February 4, 2008 at 7:06 am 1 comment

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Sigur Ros‘ recently released CD, Hvarf/Heim, and companion DVD, Heim, are the bands latest work of artistic brilliance. But while the CD is great in it’s own right, I mostly reserve that compliment for the DVD – a documentary of a series of free concerts around their homeland of Iceland. And the cinematography is the best I’ve seen for a music DVD.

Now, I understand that the music of Sigur Ros may not be for everyone but you don’t have to enjoy the music to appreciate the wonderfulness of this video. Many music DVD’s that I’ve seen have been purely about the artist and the music. And while that’s ok, I like this movie precisely because it’s not; it’s much more about the beautiful country and its people. But the music doesn’t really take a back-seat; what you come to understand is that the music, the country, and the people create this sort of explosive synergy and you realize who Sigur Ros really writes their music for. Here’s a preview:

and a sample track, hljomalind:

Free, legal, downloads from the band here.

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  • 1. Orchester  |  March 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Needless to say, this is one of my favorite band. It draws me in, every time I listen to it. Even if you’re not a fan of trip hop or electronic music, you will still find this a rewarding album.

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