Saturday, November 03, 2007

Icelandic preciousness


It was winter of 2002. Christmas was here and I had a long holiday season to endure. A friend had lent me a CD that he had told me was going to change the way I thought about music. I remember sitting in my room and putting the CD on my laptop with a slow Window's media Player visualization playing in the background. The songs were trully like none other I had ever heard. They seemed to lack a general motive and a goal. They didn't give me the usual verse, chorus, verse, chorus flow and a poppy tagline. I couldn't even understand the words(besides, who understands the imaginary "Hopelandic" language anyways). And so I listened...every night as I fell asleep...for two weeks straight... to one of the most glimmering, creative, enthralling pieces of music I had ever heard. Two years later I found myself in a small Chinese apartment doing the same thing to an amazing follow-up album. On tuesday Sigur Ros will be revealing quite possibly one of the most dazzling audial/visual compositions of all time. It's a two disk DVD collection featuring a film documenting the bands return to Iceland for a series of home shows and a new album "Heima"
Please see the video below and try to refrain from crying:

4 comments:

garret said...

axtel is back in the blog world....

rongp said...

glad your back...and at the top of my blogroll!

Keith McDorman said...

thats a beautiful clip, thanks j.axtel

Ron GP said...

Friends- I have officially made the switch to blogger. Check out my first post (a top ten 2007 wrap up piece) at rongp.blogspot.com Please change the links on your webpages!! Cheers...your friend Ron