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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 391 ratings

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Relayer Duos
5 stars What can be said about this album. Clearly not their most developed album. Clearly not rhythmically driving or harmonically complex. Clearly not even caring about meter very much.

What makes this album tick?

Every note in this album feels twenty fathoms deep. The musicality springing from every falsetto tone and synthesized note creates an inescapable reverie if you so much as give it more than a casual glance. You can feel the depth of the beauty stretching out beyond what your ears can perceive.

I suppose I should teel you something concrete about this one.

Dark. Brooding. Thoughtful. Slow and harmonious. Evolving over time into a huge sound that will blow your speakers as well as any metal, but never losing that icy-chilled tone. The mix of synthesizers, tasteful percussion, beautiful falsetto, strings, piano, and their myriad of other artfully chosen instruments gives each moment a rich tone and a place to go, even when there is almost nothing happening musically.

This album literally has no title, no track names, and the lyrics are all gibberish (Hoplandish, for those of you out there who are picky). All that matters is the art--the beauty behind the sounds and silence.

Oddly enough, not their "best". Oddly enough, the album I listen to most anyways.

Relayer Duos | 5/5 |


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