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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

4.14 | 514 ratings

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5 stars Agaetis Byrjun is shiny diamond of modern prog!

I wonder how they managed to make such an strong work, without even a minute of undeveloped music. Every song is much different from others, but they still manage to naturally flow like one piece of inspiration, like one moment in time. It begins with happy voices and peacefull keyboards and than turns to excellent epic, second track, with Jonsi's voice so much beautifull, slow but not melancholic, calmed, but not boring. There is some voice of submarine, like in Echoes song of Pink Floyd, but that is the only comparation I could make to any other musician from any other musical period. Sigur Ros are so much innovative and original! Third song is beautiful, celebration piece with wonderfull orchestration (performed by eight musicians). Ny Batteri has sweet horns and some innovations of drum kit, as well as some studio developments of texture, mystical heavier horns, and is somehow more sad, but still so beautiful, with one of the most beautiful bass melodies I have ever heard. Bamm Bamm Bamm is unique one in Sigur Ros music, it gives you feeling of leaving a physical body and getting totally free. Voice is magical here, emotions are present, but not to complicate the song, and not to make it hard to listen. Emotions can not be described here by words, and even I do not understand a single word here, but this band makes universal language for everyone, and it is language of human spirit. Viđrar vel til loftárasa is the most beautiful here, is so slow and warm, in the same time spiritualy intense. Climax in this song was one of the strongest musical experiences I had in my life. It made me feel like I fly over bed where I was lying. Even my muscles felt like going up against gravity... Olsenolsen is so happy song, with Jonsi singing in falsetto, and how it sounds! It has horns and choir and it celebrates life (at least I see it so). Also there are some cool background sounds at the end of this track, possibly from some citzy streets or from some celebration event. Agaetis Byrjun is the last song, so warm and gentle, it will make you sleep sweetly after this beautiful musical dream. This album helped me grow stronger, helped me cross hard parts of road more easily, helped me believe in beauty in this, our world. Good Start!

nisandzic | 5/5 |


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