Monday, November 12, 2007

Home. Or Heima, if you're nasty.

(hey look, another posting about music!)

The new Sigur Ros double EP, “Hvarf Heim ”, came out this past week and, lo and behold, it’s yet another beauty in a long line of them from everyone’s favorite Icelandic group.

It’s made up of a lot of live/stripped down versions of songs like “Starlfur” and “Vaka” and the lovely “Aegtis Byrjun.” And, via iTunes, it comes with a trailer for their beautiful “Heima” movie which was shot at various shows they played around Iceland the past couple of years and plays like Planet Earth with like a way better soundtrack.

I know Jeff posted this a while back but this is the “Hoppipolla” version of that trailer which to me is (alongside “Olsen Olsen”) one of the most beautiful songs they’ve ever written. And I’d argue this clip one of the more beautiful things you’ll see today.

Theirs is the type of music you could argue couldn’t possibly come from anywhere else but Iceland. The type that could only be sung in some made-up language called Hopelandic. The type of music that just seems to sound the most beautiful around this time of year.

2 Comments:

Blogger minus five said...

i'm going to get it now. i love sigur ros.

10:18 PM  
Blogger me jeff b said...

i think i've had Hljómalind and Í Gær on repeat for an entire week now.

3:48 PM  

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