Sigur Rós - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
Label: XL Recordings – XLLP364, Krúnk – XLLP364
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Classical, Electronic, Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Post Rock, Neofolk
A1 Gobbledigook 3:05
A2 Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur 4:05
A3 Góðan Daginn 5:15
A4 Við Spilum Endalaust 3:33
B1 Festival 9:24
B2 Með Suð Í Eyrum 4:56
C1 Ára Bátur
Choir – London Oratory School Schola, The
Conductor – D. Bjarnason
Engineer – Andy Dudman
Orchestra – London Sinfonietta 8:57
C2 Illgresi 4:13
D1 Fljótavík 3:49
D2 Straumnes 2:01
D3 All Alright 6:21
Recorded at Sear Sound Studios, NYC, USA; Sundlaugin, Álafoss, Iceland; Assault and Battery, London, England; Egrem Studio, Havana, Cuba. Track 7 recorded live at Abbey Road Studios.
English translation of the album title is: "with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly".
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That is what Sigur Ros's 2008 studio album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, translates to in English. This album sees the band breaking some new ground. This album is essentially a follow-up to two different Sigur Ros projects: the first being the emotional tour-de-force Takk... and the band's recent documentary, Heima, in which the band travels all over the Icelandic countryside doing shows for the people of the villages, many of them with very stripped down acoustic sets.
If you've heard the first single, Gobbledigook, and you think Sigur Ros has sold out, think again. Granted this song is very much outside of their artistic tendencies, but this opening cut is really an outlier on the album. The rest of the album is very much a more optimistic, nonetheless, very Sigur Ros album. While we hear songs of epic scale like "Festival" and "Ara batur," we also hear more folky, stripped down arrangements from the band, most notably in "Illgresi."
I think Sigur Ros is trying with this album to appeal to a broader audience without losing their soul to the music industry, and I think they've done it. This is evidenced by the band using more conventional and complicated song structures rather than repeating structures that unfold in an ebb and flow kind of way, varied instrumentation, shorter song lengths, shorter overall album length, and surprisingly enough, one song with ENGLISH lyrics.
Sigur Rós - Vid Spilum Endalaust
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
06 July 2008 - Main Square, Arras
Sigur Ros - Festival (Official Live Video)
Sigur Ros - Festival (Lowlands 2008)