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 here. Heima 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.