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ÁGĆTIS BYRJUN

Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.12 | 410 ratings

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JTP88
5 stars I when I heard this for the first time I was actually into some very generic rock music, but this, this is something else! I had never heard something like this, I looked at this like music to fall asleep but is so much more than that, it is music to seek into your soul, music to fly; this absolutely wonderful.

The mashed up and strangely beautiful intro opens for "Svefn-g-englar", with a slow build up with soaring guitar from the bowed guitar, this song is one of the most beautiful and epic of the album, this song is for me the image of the album, transcendental, minimalistic, epic, echo-y, dynamic and enormous. While the previous track showed a lot of ambient work, the follower, "Starálfur" is the most singe-like song in the album, in all its nature is more like the tracks on future album "Takk...", it has beautiful classic strings arrangements and acoustic guitar.

"Flugufrelsarinn" is my favorite track, it is glorious and beautiful, it builds up really slow until the chorus, until it feels really right to just throw your body away towards the air, just true splendor. Other highlights are "Viđrar Vel Til Loftárása" which contains one of the most beautiful melodies I ever heard, "Olsen Olsen" which is sublime from the pulsing bass to the epic piccolo ending and acoustic brilliance of "Ágćtis byrjun".

This is definitely not for everyone, put if you put a little heart and soul when listening to this you will be rewarded with an amazing voyage, this will talk to you.

JTP88 | 5/5 |

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