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VON BRIGI

Sigur Rs

Post Rock/Math rock


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1 stars Warning:

Though it seems harsh to give an album one star, on a site such as this it deserves so. Unless I read the website's given name wrong and this page is really "http://www.technoarchives.com/techno_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=7346." I must say I don't know anything about ambience, techno, electronia, etc. but as far as I can tell this seems to be another non-progressive album posted for someone's bashing. I offer this warning to you all, if you have the chance to buy it one day (it's rare, I hear) it will turn into an antique I am sure, but it may be better just to attempt downloading for a "kicks and giggles" experiment, unless you are a die-hard fan, or enjoy Von to a certain extent, but felt it needed more from the key area instead of the bass and drums areas. You can get a slightly more pessimistic version of this CD through the "Aphex Twins," though that's much quicker and upbeat.

Bottom Line: If you want to see remixed Von songs, shoot for this. Otherwise I suggest trying out "Von Brigi" as long as it's cost free. But the later two albums, and maybe even the 2004 EP (Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do) are far more accessable, interesting, and not just pure ambients. If only this were a purely electronia site, and if only this particular album blended Von elements with somethings included in the future albums. But it's too late for that.

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Send comments to The Ryan (BETA) | Report this review (#36622)
Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2005 | Review Permalink
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5 stars I personnally rate this album a 4 1/2 out of 5, with track 8 be dismal. however tracks 7 and 10 are, in my opinion, awesome, along with the other tracks being very good. I have a strong interest in electronica and even drum and bass, along with a love for the wonderous sounds of sigur ros. if you are a fan of some or the more energetic mum track (Smell memory) then track two on this album is re-worked by mum and is very good, with track 3 being almost a pure liquid drum and bass track. essentially and album with deep bass, and pinches and slice of sigur ros beauty. in essence bringing together my love of both "genres" as horrible as that word is into something that doesnt exist in any other works. this is unique, if you could listen to a track for free before deciding to buy this album i would recommend it. If you simply wish to buy the album,it is very rare but can still be found in a few places, ebay for about 100 quid (at date of this post)!!!(note: this album is some times called recycle bin) ignore that, and go through: https://www.smekkleysa.net. Where you will find it for 20 dollars along with all musical things icelandic.

James. .

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Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Review Permalink
4 stars Outlandish

There are pieces of music which make the evening to a psychedelic voyage. A voyage to an another weird land. This remix album contains very experimental and mind-blowing remixes of diverse Iceland electronic works. The whole album appears very calming although it keeps the tempo and don't let draw off the attention.

With the first tracks Syndir Gus you are introduced to mystical character of the album, but yet on the next one the energetic tempo is set. On the track 7 we can hear a choir which perfectly fit in the form of the album. Also the last track Leit Af Lfi, the only one made of Sigur, is in the line with the rest of the record.

Generally the diversity of effects on the album offers listeners a perfectly mind trip. There is of course a light taste of techno-music but in connection with this cold, insular style it makes this work really worth of listening.

Because of hardly correlation with truly progressive electronic but very high pleasure of listening, this album deserves 4 stars.

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Send comments to ChrisDawid (BETA) | Report this review (#202213)
Posted Monday, February 09, 2009 | Review Permalink
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2 stars Von Brigi is an album with remixes of songs from Icelandic experimental rock act Sigur Ros debut album Von (1997). Its a rare album that is only available on Iceland or through the bands online store. An LP with four songs from the album was also released in 100 green-coloured copies. A real collectors item.

My first experience with Sigur Ros was through their debut album Von and I was not impressed. Repetitive and ambient soundscapes with almost no fix points or memorable parts was my analysis of that album. The songs have been given a shot of electronica on Von Brigi and have become a bit more interesting to me. I still wouldnt say the music is to my taste but the electronic rythms does give the songs more direction and power than was the case on Von. The music is still very ambient though and mostly instrumental. The songs with vocals are the most enjoyable to me so Myrkur (recycled By Dirty-bix), Hn Jr (recycled By Hassbrur) and Leit Af Lfi does give me some satisfaction. The vocals from Jn or Birgisson has an airy glass-like quality to them and they are very atmospheric.

The musicianship is good and the production is pleasant. Crystal cold and clear but still with some organic warmth.

There are elements on the album that I find enjoyable but overall this is not an album that I find very interesting but then again Im usually not a fan of electronica or ambient music so fans of those genres might find Von Brigi more interesting than me. For me this is a 2 star album.

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