Sigur Rós


thomam

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Managed to acquire a much sought-after ticket to see Iceland's second best known act at the Edinburgh festival last night. On the basis of having heard precisely one song previously - the ubiquitous Hoppipolla - I had no expectations whatsoever of what it would be like.

It was a stunning 90 minute aural and visual experience. Stunning set and lightshow and a three-piece making a frankly astounding sound. Mesmerising, soporific, passionate, ethereal, minimalist, complex, intense, entrancing. 

The have 4 more festival dates in Europe in August before heading to the US and Canada in September / October. If you want something "completely different" I'd recommend them in an instant.

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Love them. They're 'other worldly'. Missed them in the festival circuit this time but saw them in Dublin a couple of years back. Wasn't sure they could recreate their recorded music live, but they did. There is an excellent DVD of them performing in various unusual places across Iceland that was released a few years ago. It's called 'Heima' and it both looks and sounds beautiful. Trailer link below.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZYIfUdIyfs

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