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Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« on: August 16, 2005, 01:11:49 PM »

Sigur Ros' new album, Takk..., is due out September 13. And the first single, Saeglopur, is available today for download at the iTunes Music Store. I just gave it a listen, and damn is it good! Since the song is on the forthcoming album, I almost passed on the download as September 13 is less than a month away. For anyone else on the fence, allow me to be the one to throw you over and tell you it is well worth the 99 cents!

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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 01:47:21 PM »

Pieter -

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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 06:27:08 PM »

Hey Mike, you saw these fellas in concert recently didn't you? How was it? Did you take any pictures?
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 07:37:25 PM »

The concert was excellent and easily in the top 10 shows that I've ever seen, and I've been to at least a couple hundred concerts.   No pics, sorry!   The opening chick band was cool also.   I was really kind of zoning out, trancing, or something...it was very hypnotic.   It was kinda like I had smoked a big fat jazz ciggie, but I didn't.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 11:52:38 PM »

I received my Heima DVD today and watched disc one on Grandma's 27" with sound coming through the TV's speakers. I asked myself, "Should I wait to get home and watch this on my 7' screen with DTS?" but there was no way I could wait.

It didn't take long before thoughts of Radiohead's Meeting People is Easy went through my head. Both "movies" take themselves very seriously, but that is to be expected, both bands are comprised of very serious musicians.

Most of the time the imagery is mesmerizing, but Sigur Ros definitely made some poor choices at points. Cutting into live performances for interview footage, again, very Meeting People is Easy, is annoying. Lucky for fans, disc 2 is all concert footage. I have not played it yet, but I expect it will get a lot of play time over the next few weeks.

The sound through the TV speakers was even worse than expected because the interview footage was much lower in volume than the live performances. I kept having to raise and lower the volume to make them "match." Hopefully I won't have that problem on a proper 5.1 system.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 11:58:19 PM »

That's cool, I'll have to at least watch disc 2.  Hopefully blockbuster.com gets it.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 10:40:46 AM »

You have a 7 foot wide screen??!!
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 12:51:07 PM »

You have a 7 foot wide screen??!!

Yes. Been using my InFocus 4805 for three years now. Matt and Mike have seen it in action.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 01:36:49 PM »

You have a 7 foot wide screen??!!

Yes. Been using my InFocus 4805 for three years now. Matt and Mike have seen it in action.

Worked great for Mario Kart and Guitar Hero!
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 09:30:24 PM »

Sigur Ros' next album will release on 6/24. It is called Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust which translates to With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly. The first single is available for free, as is its video. The video is very NSFW. Download it now as you won't see this one on MTV anytime soon. As for the tune itself, surprise, surprise, I like it.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 11:19:24 AM »

Here is the official video for Inní mér syngur vitleysingur, another one of Sigur Ros' new, happy songs. The bad news is the video is just concert footage.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 01:06:59 PM »

Track 3 (Varúð) from Valtari just changed my life.
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Re: Sigur Ros appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 01:43:08 PM »

For the better?
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