Sigur Rós' new album Kveikur is their first without founding member and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinnson, a record reacting to the impossible.
Sigur Rós Kveikur
Kveikur feels alive where last year's Valtari seemed frozen: from the opening If Sigur Rós' music has all too often been derided as whale song then sale of clothes in New Look suggested that something needed to change. By now, seven studio albums in, you probably know where you stand on Sigur Rós. Fans who flock to them when one of their tracks is used in a.
Retrieved March 24, But once Jonsi starts to sing, the darkness dissipates, and we are back in familiar Sigur Ros territory.
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Sigur Ros - 'Kveikur'. For almost 20 years, across six albums, celestial string swells and sweet, soothing post-rock have been the cornerstones.
Kveikur Laurie Tuffrey, June 28th, In fairness to Sigur Rós, they have self-awareness on their side. departed, while the band noted the next album would mark a sea change shift to something more "aggressive" sounding.
The band has described the album's sound as "more aggressive" than any of their previous works. Kveikur Heading to Love Sensation this weekend?
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Kveikur debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard with sales of 22, copies. Those who have followed the band down the same trails for years will happily be able to do so again.
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|Opening with a squall of static before settling into a dark and ominous groove 'Brennisteinn' is a fantastic opener and gives credence to the notion that Kveikur might mark a shift from light to darkness.
Well, here's the flipside, that long Scandinavian winter of frostbite and storms, of frozen rock and suicides, the Northern Lights cast overhead not dancing but shivering, particles undulating sinisterly against blackened skies and all the better for it.
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XL Recordings. Rolling Stone. The A. Drowned in Sound. So is this the 'industrial' revolution advance publicity would have us believe?