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VON BRIGÐI

Sigur Rós

Post Rock/Math rock


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2.57 | 24 ratings | 4 reviews | 4% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Syndir Guðs (recycled By Biogen) (6:55)
2. Syndir Guðs (recycled By Múm) (4:52)
3. Leit Af Lífi (recycled By Plasmic) (5:26)
4. Myrkur (recycled By Ilo) (5:29)
5. Myrkur (recycled By Dirty-bix) (5:01)
6. 180 Sekúndur Fyrir Sólarupprás (recycled By Curver) (3:00)
7. Hún Jörð (recycled By Hassbræður) (5:19)
8. Leit Af Lífi (recycled By Thor) (5:32)
9. Von (recycled By Gusgus) (7:24)
10. Leit Af Lífi (5:02)

Total Time: 54:00

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Line-up / Musicians

- Jón þor "Jónsi" Birgisson / vocals, guitars
- Georg "White Fang" Holm / bass, backing vocals
- Kjartan Sveinsson / keyboards
- Orri Páll "Animal" Dýrason / drums

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SIGUR RÓS Von Brigði ratings distribution


2.57
(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(4%)
4%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
12%
Good, but non-essential (21%)
21%
Collectors/fans only (21%)
21%
Poor. Only for completionists (42%)
42%

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Review by UMUR
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2 stars Von Brigði is an album with remixes of songs from Icelandic experimental rock act Sigur Ros debut album Von (1997). It´s a rare album that is only available on Iceland or through the band´s online store. An LP with four songs from the album was also released in 100 green-coloured copies. A real collector´s 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 Brigði and have become a bit more interesting to me. I still wouldn´t 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), Hún Jörð (recycled By Hassbræður) and Leit Af Lífi does give me some satisfaction. The vocals from Jón þor 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 I´m usually not a fan of electronica or ambient music so fans of those genres might find Von Brigði more interesting than me. For me this is a 2 star album.

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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 ... (read more)

Report this review (#202213) | Posted by ChrisDawid | Monday, February 09, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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 ar ... (read more)

Report this review (#69417) | Posted by | Wednesday, February 15, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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, t ... (read more)

Report this review (#36622) | Posted by The Ryan | Wednesday, June 15, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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