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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

4.25 | 81 ratings

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5 stars A girlfriend of mine, who I met at my study, decided that I had to join her to Sigur Ros - Heima. In the Netherlands the movie was only shown at Nijmegen University (where I study) and in de melkweg in Amsterdam. I had never heard about this band and didn't had very high expectations. Maybe I did not even have them, cause I had no idea about what was to come that evening.

As soon as the film started I was amazed by the beauty of what I saw. Everything shown in this film is so pretty! The nature is shown in a great and slow way so you can enjoy the view. Every-one I know who has seen this film wants to go Iceland! Sigur Ros came from this forgotten place and diceded to make a tribute to this country by giving free unanounced concerts in the most stange places. A disbanded fishfactory, in the middle of nowhere on the grass, in little towns and the big finally: Reykjavik. From every gig one song was recorded for the film. This alows the filmmakers to show a lot of different places, making the concerts very interesting and the sound is never the same. However, the sound on the whole dvd is very good.

The music Sigur Ros plays is hard to discribe. Its a natural fenomonan. Like they were possesed by the spirit of the eart itself. Its slow, melodic, moody, symfonic, lovely sometimes, intence and above all well played. The music is written by the whole band in one space writing the song together, so the sound comes as one big flow. No solo's, just one band working on one thing; the song and it's vibe. I have never heard of band that sounds like Sigur Ros. Only the spirit of German Krautrock legend (the) Can has a sound on Future Days that gives me the same feeling. Freedom! Pure expression on the feeling, not using the brain (to much).

And so this dvd gives us an outsiders view (you see them playing their songs) and an inside view with interviews with the member. These guys are no spoiled rockstars, they are actually kind of shy... you feel very much sympathy for these people. It's strange to see such people play shows that are just to amazing to discribe. A lot of the songs on this dvd are quite peacefull, but at some moments this band strikes as an heavy symfonic progressive rockband. Especially on the long song on the end the intence emotions lead us to the end of the movie. A great end!

Dvd 2 contains the song in their whole appearance, for the pure music fans. I think this is a well taken discision. It also contains some short movies of Iceland wich I don't thing are very important, but it's ok.

In summary: Great dynamic songs, strange and beatifull vibe. Great landscapes that even the roughest people you know will enjoy. A sound no-one can hate, because its just so elegant. One might only find this a bit boring if you can't enjoy the overall meaning of the songs.

This is simply one of the best musicmovies ever made, so yes, here it comes: five stars!!

friso | 5/5 |


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