Sigur Ros

I recently watched the documentary Heima by the band Sigur Ros.  I was a fan before watching it, and a huge fan when it was done.  Their music is tough to describe, but it’s sweeping and atmospheric.  Not sure if that’s a word.  Heima is the best musical documentary I’ve ever seen.  Sigur Ros played a series of concerts in their home country of Iceland after touring the world.  They play in some unconventional settings; small town halls, an abandoned fishing cannery, right in the middle of the countryside.  Check out the trailer hereHeima is available on NetFlix.

The clip below is from the documentary’s final performance.  Sigur Ros played their last free concert in Reykjavik and this is the final song of the set.  The song is “Popplagið,” or “Untitled #8” from their 2002 album ().  It’s about a 10 minute clip, you have to listen to it in its entirety to get a full appreciation for this song.  It starts mellow and then grows quite ominous and finishes in a bluster of lights and rock.  Good stuff.

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3 Responses to “Sigur Ros”

  1. Matt Says:

    Wow, they rock! I’m now a fan…I actually like your description of “dream pop”…similar to one of my favorite genres, “Noise Pop”, with Morella’s Forest being my favorite band there…

  2. Matt Says:

    I just listened to some of their other stuff and realized that they sound similar to Sufjan Stevens. Just another reason to love them.

  3. Bob Says:

    I just wanted to add the cinematography is also pretty amazing.

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