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Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.93 | 294 ratings

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arqwave
4 stars There are so many records fyling around in music stores, and certainlly, prog records are the one that has little space to be seen as good as pop or mainsteam rock records. So finding this kind of records that are foreign, weird and somehow "strange" is quite a challange...

Anyway, understanding the new way we look at music, people must open their ears to new grooves, experssions and ideas, like this one... the third record from this great band, heirs to the glories of the sugarcubes, tortoise, the higher intelligence agency and so many other great post-rock bands.

However, the main impression of the compositions of Sigur Rós are "progressive" in its own terms, long passages with a lot of meaning, strong lines of textures mixed with ideas and colors, to bring a very sad but hopeful group of songs. "()" is a complete journey, a slow motion idea of greater things, 8 songs with complete autonomy but linked to each other, ambient things flowing into the mind, instruments used as textures, like a walk into the dark woods or a walk into the white snow (actually, this kind of feeling can be found in records of bands from Sweden, Finland, Norway and even Scotland).

The main concept is magnificent from graphic design to the performance, the original idea is that the record has 8 "untitled" songs, despite the fact that this website has named the songs, however, the main idea of naming these ones came when #4 or "the nothing song" appeared in the movie "vanilla sky" (a live version, so...), try not to expect mid tempo songs, this is a very slow record, that needs to be heard with patience and love. Enjoy, peace

arqwave | 4/5 |

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