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Sigur Ros Live on La Blogothèque

Podcast produced by La Blogothèque
Directed by Vincent Moon

We don’t go into la Closerie des Lilas. We pass by the front, we see some rich and paunchy people on the terrace meticulously protected by a wall of greenery, we smell the perfume of the oysters, but we don’t go in. Someday, we’ll have the occasion to go in—a family reunion organized by a wealthy old aunt, maybe. Or we’ll be invited to talk logistics of a festival, and spend the entire afternoon on the covered terrace. This was the case for Moon, who had just gotten back from Tanzania, and found himself wedged there, at la Closerie. He would go in, for the first time, to film the Icelanders.

For me, the equation is as follows: the band is staying at the Kube hotel, north of Paris; their equipment is at porte de la Villette; Moon and his camera are wedged at la Closerie, in the south of Paris; and, obviously, Sigur Ros are playing at Zénith this very evening. We only have a little time.

The first person passed by, and this guy will leave us with the best memories— he’s John Best, their manager. A 50-something English man in all his splendor, ‘70s glasses, classic raincoat, beige scarf and classy mustache. He makes us forget about the long saga of the sick bassist, about the rest of the band who’re fading fast.

We bought a bucket at a bazaar in a side-street, and we decided not to bother pulling out the costumes. We moved some tables to set up a splendid harmonium, we took over the piano, and everything seemed ready… the only thing missing was two drummer’s brushes, which weren’t in the van. Some guy had to go back to Villette to look for them.

SIGUR ROS - VIÐ SPILUM ENDALAUST


Réal : Vincent Moon

Tourné à Paris

While we wait, we ask the group in vain to play a few other songs in the mean time—any song that doesn’t need the brushes. They decline.As John reminds us, they’ve never done anything like this before—they usually don’t perform acoustic. We just have to wait, and not add to the looming pressure of tonight’s huge concert.

Still waiting, we rummage around la Closerie. We chat with elegant old couples, we watch from afar as a fat businessman absentmindedly strokes the hair of a girl 20 years his junior, and we let ourselves be cradled by the incessant waltz of guys in vests running and pivoting with their plates filled to the brim.

Little by little the room empties, the remaining diners drag out the final moments of their lunch, and then the drumsticks arrive. The environment is tense, but they jump in. A few notes on the harmonium, and an incredible voice that it would have been a shame to exhaust. We don’t know if the sticks were essential. But in three minutes, our patience was repaid.

Translated by Caitlin Caven

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March 24, 2009 Posted by | Sigur Rós, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Sigur Ros – Discography

Sigur Ros – Discography
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“with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly”

The greatest thing to come out of Iceland! Well, after that gorgeous, yet nasty and very drunk, chick (see pic below) I met when I went there 5 years ago, who in between infinite gulps of raw vodka, kept Mr. Stupid junior stiff as an icicle (well, Iceland is damn cold!!) for three full fun filled days …. and three full fun filled nights!

Man, it took a hell of a long time to thaw Mr. Stupid junior out after those exploits!!

Awwww …. we’re made of memories (or mammaries), and all we’ve got are memories (or mammaries) !!!

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Artist’s impression by Mr. Stupid junior. Not necessarily accurate…. In fact, not remotely fucking accurate!


Ahem ….. what the fuck was I talking about? Ah yeah … Sigur Ros !

Better than Bjork?, a moron asks (we get lots of that species here!)?

Better than Bjork? …. Well, to put it subtly, a squeaking drooling rat crawling over my dying body would sound better than Bjork!

Sigur Rós are a great Icelandic slow-motion rock band (according to the band’s own fucked up definition!) with post-rock elements.

The name is derived from the name of lead vocalist Jónsi Birgisson’s little sister Sigurrós. According to their website, it is pronounced “si-ur rose”. They hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene as múm and Amiina. They released their first ever foray into film-making with their tour documentary, Heima in late 2007.


History

Jón Þór (Jónsi) Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson formed the group in Reykjavík, Iceland in August 1994.

They soon won a record deal with a local record label, Bad Taste.

In 1997, they released Von (Hope) and in 1998 a remix collection named Von brigði. The name is Icelandic wordplay: Vonbrigði means “disappointment”, but Von brigði means “hope alteration”. (In English, the album is sometimes known by the alternative name “Recycle Bin”.)

International acclaim came with 1999’s Ágætis Byrjun (“An alright start”) for which the band were joined by Kjartan Sveinsson. The album’s reputation slowly spread by word of mouth over the next two years. Soon many critics worldwide hailed it as one of the best albums of its time and the band was playing with Radiohead and other big names. Drummer Ágúst left the band after the recording of Ágætis Byrjun and was replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason.

After the release of Ágætis Byrjun, the band became perhaps most well known for Birgisson’s signature style of playing guitar with the bow from a cello, accentuated with reverb, creating a sweeping, fluid sound that is unique for an electric guitar.

In early 2001, Sigur Rós set out to record some songs in their newly-completed álafoss swimming pool studio with their friend Steindór Andersen who is a fisherman and chairman of the Icelandic poetry society, called Iðunn. Steindór is a chanter/singer of the traditional Icelandic epic poetry form called Rímur. Only 1000 copies of the EP were printed and sold in the spring tour of 2001.

In 2002, their highly anticipated follow-up album ( ) was released. Upon release all tracks on the album were untitled, though the band later published song names on their website. Famously all of the lyrics on ( ) are sung in vonlenska (“Hopelandic”), nonsensical vocalisations which resemble the sound of the Icelandic language.

It has also been said that the listener is supposed to interpret their own meanings of the lyrics which can then be written in the blank pages in the album booklet.

In October of 2003, Sigur Rós joined Radiohead in composing music for Merce Cunningham’s dance piece Split Sides; Sigur Rós’s three tracks were named Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do and released in March of 2004. The three tracks (Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do) are separate endeavours, but the band intended that all three be played at the same time to form one single track. The band’s 1997 debut album Von also finally found a U.S. and U.K. release in October of 2004.

Their next full-length album, Takk… (Thanks…), was released on September 13, 2005, with a legal download of their first single, Glósóli, made available on August 15.

For North American fans, Sæglópur was made available for download on August 16. Hoppípolla, the second official single from Takk…, was released on November 28 alongside a new studio remake of Hafsól, a song which was previously released on the band’s 1997 debut, Von.

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An extended Sæglópur EP was released on July 10th in most parts of the world and on August 8th in the United States. Its original release date was May 8th, but because of the sudden demand of “Hoppípolla”, especially in the UK due to its inclusion on BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’, it was pushed back from that date. Sigur Rós recorded three new songs for the EP (Refur, Ófriður, and Kafari).

The Hvarf/Heim double album was released on November 5th 2007, comprising two separate albums. Hvarf contains reworkings of songs dating back to the bands’ first album, whereas Heim contains live acoustic versions of more well known songs. The double album was an accompaniment to the film Heima.

Sigur Rós have sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide.

Sigur Rós are currently touring worldwide and their newest album Með suð í eyrum, við spilum endalaustwas release on June 23 2008.


Sigur Ros – Discography

[b]Von (1997)

Tracklist
1. sigur rós [9:46 mins]
2. dögun [5:50 mins]
3. hún jörð [7:17 mins]
4. leit að lífi [2:33 mins]
5. myrkur [6:14 mins]
6. 18 sekúndur fyrir sólarupprás [0:18 mins]
7. hafssól [12:24 mins]
8. veröld ný óg óð [3:29 mins]
9. von [5:12 mins]
10. mistur [2:16]
11. syndir guðs (opinberun frelsarans) [7:40 mins]
12. rukrym [8:59 mins]

Agaetis byrjun (1999)

Tracklist
1. intro [1:36 mins]
2. svefn-g-englar [10:04 mins]
3. starálfur [6:47 mins]
4. flugufrelsarinn [7:47 mins]
5. ný batterí [8:11 mins]
6. hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm) [7:11 mins]
7. viðrar vel til loftárása [10:18 mins]
8. olsen olsen [8:03 mins]
9. ágætis byrjun [7:56 mins]
10. avalon [4:00 mins]

( ) (2002)

Tracklist
8 untitled tracks

Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do EP (2004)

Tracklist
1. ba ba [6:12 mins]
2. ti ki [8:49 mins]
3. di do [5:42 mins]

Takk… (2005)

Tracklist
1. takk… · 01:57 mins
2. glósóli · 06:15 mins
3. hoppípolla · 04:28 mins
4. með blóðnasir · 02:17 mins
5. sé lest · 08:40 mins
6. sæglópur · 07:38 mins
7. mílanó · 10:25 mins
8. gong · 5:33 mins
9. andvari · 06:40 mins
10. svo hljótt · 07:24 mins
11. heysátan · 04:09 mins

Hvarf-Heim (2007) double album

Tracklist
hvarf studio cd

1. salka
2. hljómalind
3. í gær
4. von
5. hafsól

heim live acoustic cd
1. samskeyti
2. starálfur
3. vaka
4. ágætis byrjun
5. heysátan
6. von

Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (2008)

Tracklist
1. gobbledigook · 3:05 mins
2. inní mér syngur vitleysingur · 4:05 mins
3. góðan daginn · 5:15 mins
4. við spilum endalaust · 3:33 mins
5. festival · 9:24 mins
6. með suð í eyrum · 4:56 mins
7. ára bátur · 8:57 mins
8. illgresi · 4:13 mins
9. fljótavík · 3:49 mins
10. straumnes · 2:01 mins
11. all alright · 6:21 mins

Here she be

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October 7, 2008 Posted by | Iceland., Music_Alternative, Music_Ambient, Sigur Rós, _BABE, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Ros – Angel Of The Universe

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Ros – Angel Of The Universe
Year – 2001
Genre – Instrumental/ OST / Ambient

Wonderful OST by Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for Angel Of The Universe.

Sigur Ros contribute a few good tracks too.

Review from http://www.popmatters.com/

Sigur Rós fans take note: although the Icelandic art-rockers get prominent billing on this film soundtrack, they contribute only two songs. The bulk of Angels of the Universe comes from film composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who adopts a suitably melancholy, tormented tone for the most of the disc, as befits the soundtrack to a dark film about mental illness. I haven’t seen Angels of the Universe, but by all accounts it’s a very powerful but relentlessly bleak affair. It’s also become one of Iceland’s most successful films of all time, which probably says as much about the national character of that frigid little island country as it does about the quality of the film.

Since most listeners will skip right to the end for Sigur Rós’ two closing tracks, let’s start the review there, as well. “Blum blum bambalo” finds the band in mournful mode, with the solemn march of a bass drum punctuating the drone of Jonsi Birgisson’s bowed guitar and melancholy, choir boy vocals. Although unmistakably a Sigur Rós track, “Blum blum bambalo” achieves a kind of solemn grandeur I haven’t heard from the band before, and it’s by far the most interesting thing Angels of the Universe has to offer. After a sweeping finish, the track segues into the churchy rock melodrama of “Death Announcements and Funerals”, a noisy instrumental based on a popular Icelandic funeral hymn. It will probably leave all but Sigur Rós’ most ardent fans scratching their heads — they sound less here like the future of Icelandic music and more like the past of British prog rock. Not since Jethro Tull’s heyday has anyone taken folk music themes and puffed them up into such headbanging bombast.

The rest of Angels in the Universe is mostly sobbing strings and the occasional plaintively plucked guitar; Hilmarsson’s music has the quiet emotiveness of all good soundtrack music, but outside the context of cinema it’s simple and fairly repetitive. He does inject some interesting, avant-garde tonalities, the like of which you’ll never hear in a Hollywood soundtrack — the layered strings of “Memory” and “Degradation” echo the work of other maverick film composers like The Piano’s Michael Nyman. Occasionally Hilmarsson jolts his listeners with something different — “Over the Bend”, for example, erupts mid-way into an ominous rumble of acoustic and electronic percussion that rises and falls in volume against the dark backdrop of those slightly off-key strings that are Hilmarsson’s signature sound. Other tracks that stand out for their sheer disturbingness are “Journey to the Underworld”, in which a single violin saws gnat-like through a series of atonal chords, and “Relapse”, which uses a distorted drum solo to create a very fair sonic approximation of a nervous breakdown. But for the most part the pleasures in Hilmarsson’s music are subtle and small — this is not catchy stuff, even by the offbeat standards of Icelandic music.

Still, Angels of the Universe has its moments. In addition to the mournful majesty of Sigur Rós’ “Blum blum bambalo”, there are at least two Hilmarsson tracks, that surpass their status as soundtrack fragments and stand on their own as striking compositions: the Steven Reich-like “Schiller in China” and the achingly beautiful “Te Morituri . . .”. For fans of this kind of dissonant yet romantic string music, Hilmarsson is certainly a composer worth getting to know, either here or on his other major motion picture soundtrack, Children of Nature. As for fans of Sigur Rós — well, for a band that takes as many risks as they do, one out of two ain’t bad.

Tracklisting

01. Approach-Dream
02. Memory
03. The Black Dog And The Scottish Play
04. Degradation
05. Over The Bend
06. Colours
07. Journey To The Underworld
08. Shave
09. On The Road
10. Another Memory
11. Relapse
12. Coma
13. Schiller In China
14. Helpless
15. Te Morituri…
16. Bium Bium Bambalo
17. Death Announcements And Funerals

Here she be:

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October 3, 2008 Posted by | Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Music_Ambient, Music_OST, Sigur Rós, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Sigur Rós – Live at Colmena Festival, Mexico (Bootleg)


Sigur Rós – Live at Colmena Festival, Mexico (Bootleg)

Tracklisting

01. Svefn-G-Englar
02. Glósóli
03. Vaka
04. Icelandic Music
05. Festival
06. Fljótavík
07. Heysatán
08. Gobbledigook
09. All Alright

She be here;

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, Sigur Rós, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Sigur Rós – Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum (2008)


Sigur Rós – Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum (2008)
Mp3 @ 320 kbps (Filesize: 131.54 MB)
(m4a @
128kbps)

Rather disturbing cover shot on this! Way too many men! Even one would’ve been way too many men!

Icelanders sure are wierd!

sigur rós will release their fifth lp “með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” june 23rd worldwide (june 24th in north america). the album will be available to pre-order on sigurros.com on june 2nd and a live stream of the album will be available on june 9th for those who have pre-ordered.

“með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” was co-produced with the band by renowned producer flood, and was recorded in new york city (at sear sound studios), london (at assault and battery studios and abbey road), reykjavík (at álafoss, the band’s studio, as well as a church in reykjavík), and havana, cuba.

the album title is translated into english as “with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly” with the english spelling of the icelandic album title being “med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust”

whereas sigur rós’ last release “heima” took the band to their homeland, their newest creation is the first album in the band’s career to be made outside of iceland. it is also their first album to feature vocalist jónsi’s vocals in english on one track. in addition to the english, one of the album’s tracks is sung without lyrics (“hopelandic”) and the rest of the tracks are sung in icelandic.

inspired by the unfettered feeling of the acoustic performances filmed during heima, sigur rós decided to adopt a looser approach in the writing and creation of með suð. the material for the album was written, recorded and mixed entirely in 2008 and is being released just one month after its completion. the album glows with the perfect imperfection of live takes, the sounds of fingers playing guitar strings, cracked notes, and a stark, upfront presence not found in previous sigur rós recordings, moving away from reverb-soaked guitar sounds towards something altogether more affecting. the record also contains some of the most joyous music the band has ever recorded.

opener “gobbledigook” sets the tone for með suð í eyrum… with its shifting acoustic guitars, playful vocals, time signature swings and swirling percussion, while “inní mér syngur vitleysingur” (“within me a lunatic sings”) sparkles as one of the most anthemic songs sigur rós have ever written. “festival” is epic in its elation and scope, “illgresi” features one of jonsi”s finest vocal melodies over a lone acoustic guitar, and “ára bátur” is the largest musical undertaking in the band’s career, as it was recorded live in one take with the london sinfonietta and london oratory boy”s choir, a total of 90 people playing at the same time. the band also utilised the talents of their string-quartet friends amiina, as well as a five-piece brass section on certain tracks.

Tracklisting

  1. gobbledigook · 3:05 mins
  2. inní mér syngur vitleysingur · 4:05 mins
  3. góðan daginn · 5:15 mins
  4. við spilum endalaust · 3:33 mins
  5. festival · 9:24 mins
  6. suð í eyrum · 4:56 mins
  7. ára bátur · 8:57 mins
  8. illgresi · 4:13 mins
  9. fljótavík · 3:49 mins
  10. straumnes · 2:01 mins
  11. all alright · 6:21 mins

Credits

written, produced and performed by sigur rós.
co-produced by flood.
recorded on location in new york city (sear sound studios), london (abbey road), reykjavík (sundlaugin in álafoss) and havana in cuba.
strings: amiina (hildur ársælsdóttir, edda rún ólafsdóttir, maria huld markan sigfúsdóttir, sólrún sumarliðadóttir).
choir on ára bátur performed by london oratory boy’s choir 70 piece orchestra on ára bátur: london sinfonietta
cover picture by: ryan mcginley

með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

about the album
tracklist and credits
artwork
deluxe edition
gobbledigook video
dót widget
production notes
interview with flood
press reviews
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Here be gobbledigook ;

320 kbps:
http://www.shareonall.com/SR-08_lqme_rar.htm
no pass

MIRROR:

128kbps m4a:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12…..mndlst.rar
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June 10, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Sigur Rós, _MUSIC | 1 Comment