Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sigur Ros

Just discovered Sigur Ros from Iceland. Beautiful! You can hear some of their music here .

I think it must be something about the Icelandic landscape that seeps into their music and gives it an ethereal quality. Make me want to load it up on an mp3 player and catch the next flight to Reykjavik and hack off into the wilds...

Well worth a listen. The Culture Show on the BBC did a splendid documentary on them. Here's the song that hooked me. It's called Njosnavelin and it still haunts me.

The more I read / hear / see about Iceland and it's people the more I think something special is happening there. Their music, landscape, culture, temperament makes me want to go and find it for myself.

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