Posts Tagged ‘falsetto’

“Svefn g englar” by Sigur Ros

June 18, 2009

If you haven’t listened to Sigur Ros, you better. Be sure to check out their lavish documentary Heima. The footage below is from a 2001 concert in Philadelphia. Watch the band perform one of my favorites, “Svefn g englar.”

Need more? Check out Sigur Ros’ video for Glosoli.

“Flume” by Bon Iver-live at Myspace Transmissions

April 13, 2009

We brought you Bon Iver’s performance of “Skinny Love” a few months ago.  Here’s another beautiful performance from Bon Iver.  Simple arrangement and wonderful harmonies as he performs “Flume” for MySpace Transmissions Studio.

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

November 3, 2008

A performance of “Skinny Love” from the album For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver, the performance name of Justin Vernon. Vernon wrote the album while retreating into the northwestern Wisconsin wilderness following the breakup of his long-time band. Give For Emma, Forever Ago a listen to. It’s a rare album in many ways, but particularly in its cohesiveness. You might find yourself hoping Bon Iver suffers another personal or professional setback so he’ll again produce a beautiful record like this one. You don’t need to feel guilty if that’s the case.

Ck. out more at Bon Iver’s official website or his MySpace page.

Sigur Ros

September 21, 2008

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.