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VIDEO : SIGUR RÓS – VARÚD (Ambient/PostRock – Iceland)

Four years after their last LP, Sigur Rós finally released their new album Valtari (which literally translates to “steamroller”) last May 29th via XL Recordings. To spice things up a little, lead singer Jónsi Birgisson and his mates launched the Valtari mystery film experiment. To put it simply, the band asked a dozen film makers to create short films representing whatever came to their mind when they listened to songs from album, and all this with a strictly limited budget.

The video for the entrancingly beautiful song “Varúð” taps into the talent of Icelandic film maker Inga Birgisdóttir. Watch it above…

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SIGUR RÓS – EKKI MUKK (Ambient/Electronica – Iceland)

Four years after their last LP, Sigur Rós have returned with the lead single from their soon-to-be-released new album, Valtari. To help their numerous fans wait until the official release, the Icelandic quartet have uploaded their captivating new song “Ekki Mukk” on SoundCloud. Stream it below…

Since the band’s last album Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust in 2008, front man Jónsi launched a side project with partner Alex Somers and he also wrote the soundtrack for the motion picture We Bought A Zoo.

Sigur Rós’ new album Valtari, which means “steamroller” in Icelandic, will be their sixth studio album and it is scheduled for release on May 29th.

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JÓNSI – GO (Instrumental/Lounge – Iceland)

Jónsi

While Sigur Rós might be on an indefinite hiatus, frontman Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson) is about to release his highly anticipated first solo album. Go contains nine songs amassed from the large pool of songs written by Jónsi during his many years with Sigur Rós. The album is sung in English and Icelandic, and was co-produced by Jónsi, his partner Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol). Let there be mentioned that classical composer Nico Muhly also collaborated with Jónsi on the project.

Jónsi - Boy Lilikoi     

What was originally going to be a low-key, acoustic album sort of exploded somewhere along the creative process and turned into sheer aural fireworks. Jónsi’s vocals evolve in a rich sonic landscape where fluttering piccolos, expansive strings, brass, offbeat piano and percussion join in unison and leave you gasping for air.

Jónsi - Grow Till Tall     

Go will be in stores April 5th (april 6th in north america). For more info, go to the official website or find Jónsi on MySpace.

SIGUR RÓS – TAKK (PostRock/Electronica – Iceland)

Sigur Rós are an Icelandic post-rock band formed in 1994 by . They hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene as múm and Amiina. Their debut album Von (Hope) was released in 1997, followed by a remix collection, Von Brigði, in 1998. International acclaim came with 1999’s Ágætis byrjun (“An alright start”), which many critics worldwide hailed it as one of the best albums of its time.

The band recently released Takk, their fourth studio album, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Breathtaking orchestrations and startlingly beautiful melodies combine to build a record that will bring out a different mood and emotion with every listen.

Sigur Rós - Saeglopur     

Takk is the work of a band operating at the very top of their game, investing pop music with a sense of magic long since lost in the mists of time and imagination. This album is truly original and seems to exist outside common genre definitions, so much so that any comparison seems inappropriate. Takk is an instant classic, and might well turn out to be sigur rós’s masterpiece.

Find out more about Sigur Rós on their official website or on MySpace. Buy their music on Sigur