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HEAR: New from Sigur Rós

Here’s a taste of first studio album since 2008 from Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Spoiler alert: it’s beautiful.

Valtari, which translates into English as “steamroller”, will be released on the 25th of May.

According to the band, Valtari is a more “studio based” album than any of its predecessors, which usually start life as rehearsal room jams.

Bassist Georg Holm explains: “I really can’t remember why we started this record, I no longer know what we were trying to do back then. I do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up… did give up for a while.

“But then something happened and form started to emerge, and now I can honestly say that it’s the only Sigur Rós record I have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it.”

Listen to the first released track from the album, the eight minute Ekki Múkk:

Sigur Rós – Ekki múkk from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.


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MyHorseLikesYou said on the 27th Mar, 2012

IMO words can't describe Sigur Rs as a band or their music but I'm just gonna say I'm happy to have a new record from them.


easonc said on the 21st Apr, 2012

i've got some tracks of new album!!!! this is absolutely pure music inside from deepest part of ghost, i see the tranqulidity, love, a limitless world though i can't figure out what lyrics means. as they describe, this album really rolls me down
a must buy album


shireboy said on the 21st Apr, 2012

Quick review : I've never listened to any of Sigur Ros; but I admit to have heard of them before. I like 'finding' new bands, new music, with a wide range / taste of music - from DM, White Lies, Muse to Britney and Joe Jonas :)

However...... this song / video... and the 'scratches'... . were just plain annoying.

Sorry - just couldn't get into this one. Anything else to recommend from them ??


MyHorseLikesYou said on the 22nd Apr, 2012

Some people I know describe Sigur Rós as an aquired taste but you could maybe try some of their more accessible/popular stuff like

from the album Takk...

from the album Ágætis Byrjun

Við Spilum Endalaust
Inn* Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Með Suð Í Eyrum
Or one of many a personal favs
all from the album Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (it is alot more traditionally structured than alot of their other revordings).

They have 8 albums in total (Including the current Inni) as well as collabs with people like Steindór Andersen & Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson. Then their is the solo projects or their collabs as solo artists. You should be able to find most of them on the net somewhere. Hope this helps.