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BA BA TI KI DI DO

Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.32 | 32 ratings

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2 stars "Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do" is an EP release by Icelandic post rock/ experimental rock act Sigur Ros. The EP was released through Geffen Records in March 2004 and features a three track suite of material Sigur Ros wrote for Merce Cunningham's dance piece "Split Sides". Radiohead also composed music for "Split Sides" but their contribution has yet to be released.

The music is almost entirely instrumental except for the strange spoken words "ba ba, ti ki, ba ba, di do" which are repeated on the closing track of the EP titled "Di Do". The three songs seque into each other to form a suite of sorts. The music is very minimalistic and atmospheric in nature but that´s not unusual for Sigur Ros. To my ears there is one important part missing from the music on this EP though and that´s the high pitched and emotional singing of Jón Thor Birgission. Without his vocal input the music is reduced to an ambient sound experiment. A pleasant sound experiment but not really something that reaches the heights of the band´s other output.

The sound quality is high and the musicianship is strong. We´ve come to expect high class in those departments from Sigur Ros though, so no surprises there. So upon conclusion "Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do" isn´t a bad quality release, but as a listener you need patience and an interest in ambient sound experiments to appreciate the EP, and even then it´s a bit tedious. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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