Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:08 PM
I think that they are amazing and play some really mesmerizing music. I have been listening to them for a good few years now and would love to go and see them live.
Their most popular and commercial song which most people have probably heard is Hoppipolla and it is also how I discovered them.
A lot of the time I never really know how to describe their music, it is very experimental, unique and it doesn't know limitations of musical genres, they use different styles and each song is unique in it's own way from any other they have done. If you haven't heard them it is really something that you have to hear for yourself.
They have also done a DVD film called Heima, and if you like them it's something that you must see. It's a stunningly beautiful film, following their return to Iceland where they played a series of free unannounced concerts in different locations, both big small, accompanied by stunning scenery of Iceland's unique landscape that captures not only the beauty of the music, but also the beauty and culture of Iceland itself - It is easy to see where their inspiration comes from.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 06:45 AM
From that album, I really like Ara Batur, I like how it just starts slow and builds up into this big epic tune complete with a choir and full orchestra.
My personal favourite is the live version of Von from Heima, I don't know how anybody could listen to that and not be moved by it.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:49 AM
Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:08 PM
That's a great song, if you like that then I definitely reccomend listening to more of their music. I have every album and each one is unique in it's own way with one constant - it's all beautiful and compelling music.
Oh, I thought no one knew them. In fact, I barely do. Someone posted a video of Sæglópur on Facebook and I thought that would be a great background music for a video I was making, so I went ahead and bought the mp3. And although I read up on them a bit during the process, I haven't listened to any other songs from them yet.
Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:17 PM
Edited by Lindalumos, 21 November 2010 - 10:17 PM.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:41 PM
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