• Some Sigur Rós translated lyrics (English)

    11. Dez. 2008, 18:59 von puntigamerr

    Some people probably already found them on the internet, and much probably it was already posted here somewhere... but I have these on my computer for a while so I'll post them here... I can't really speak Icelandic, it's just for those who haven't seem them yet... I can't remember where I got, so if you know the source, you can post it here if you like...

    From Von

    Hún Jörð - Mother Earth

    Our Mother, who art in Earth,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come.
    Thy will be done
    On us as it is in you.
    As you send Thy angels every day,
    Send them to us aswell
    And forgive us our trespasses
    As we forgive those
    Who trespass against you.
    And lead us not into sickness,
    But deliver us from evil,
    Because yours is the earth
    And the body
    And the health
    Amen.

    Myrkur - Darkness

    The air plays with, the sheet covers peace
    The light lights you, tiptoed gone it is
    The moon takes over, seduces the mind
    The moon gazes on, darknes you be gone
  • Ágætis endir

    28. Aug. 2008, 8:46 von just_wizzard

    Sigur Rós в Б1, 27.08.07

    Через полтора дня и один концерт после - уже начинает казаться, что и ничего, что на питерское шоу не смог попасть. Всё же два подобных импульса за два дня - это был бы перебор... даже не то чтобы перебор, а просто на второй раз эмоций бы, боюсь, осталось совсем мало. А так, вчерашнее выступление в Б1 опять же останется в памяти уникальным. Как и должно быть.
    Почему-то никак не могу по нормальному привыкнуть к возможности видеть своих любимых музыкантов вот так вот запросто, на расстоянии нескольких метров. И вчера сердце заколотилось быстрее, когда после нескольких часов ожидания на сцену наконец неспешно вышли заросший бородой Кьяртан, невозмутимый Георг, Орри в замечательно-идиотской разноцветной шляпе - и родившийся в один день со мной Йон Тоур Биргирссон, или просто Йонси, как всегда в мундире, как всегда при перьях. Йонси схватил смычок, и зазвучала Svefn-g-englar.
    Было бы неправдой сказать, что, мол, "следующие два часа прошли как в тумане". …
  • Sigur Rós: Berlin, 2008

    14. Aug. 2008, 19:00 von Arachnophobia

    Mi., 13. Aug. – Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds
    Sigur Rós
    Like, WOAH!
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    Seriously, if you havent been there, you've missed probably the best concert ever, atleast the best concert I've ever attended...
    The setlist consisted of pure awesome and a nice selection of swoooooooooooooosh, and additionally 16 songs that fit both criterias:
    1. Svefn-g-englar
    2. Sæglopur
    3. Vaka
    4. Se Lest
    5. Við spilum endalaust
    6. Gong
    7. Andvari
    8. Festival
    9. Hoppipolla/Með Blóðnasir
    10. Fljótavík
    11. Viðrar vel til loftárása
    12. Hafsol
    13. Gobbledigook
    14. Olsen Olsen
    15. Popplagið
    16. Heysátan

    Like 130 minutes of the most ecstatic, emotional music you'll ever listen to. But thats not nearly all! The live performance was like, ... no not like anything else ever seen (by me), it was just * *. Sometimes you just realize how bad a language is that doesnt contain the words you need to describe something. Well, I doubt there is a language anywhere that could so maybe its a bit unfair. …
  • Sigur Rós - Takk... (2005)

    8. Jun. 2008, 0:30 von herman78

    Ik heb dit vierde album van Sigur Rós afgelopen week weer eens gedraaid. Sigur Rós is voor mij een bijzondere band, ik was ontzettend onder de indruk van hun doorbraakalbum Agaetis Byrjun indertijd en zag op de koop toe nog een aantal concerten van ze, waarvan ik in ieder geval aan twee zeer dierbare herinneringen heb. Later kwam ( ) uit en uiteindelijk bleek dat mijn favoriete Sigur Ros-plaat: nog steeds dezelfde prachtige muziek, maar nu in de vorm van een magnifiek opgebouwde plaat met voor mij het mooiste nummer ooit als afsluister.

    Takk... was een lichte teleurstelling indertijd. Een paar maanden voor dit album uitkwam zag ik ze in Paradiso en alhoewel dat een mooi concert was, had het niet de impact die eerdere concerten wel op me hadden. Zo ook ook voor dit album eigenlijk. Een paar mooie nummers, maar niet echt een mooi geheel en ook iets teveel van hetzelfde (maar dan minder).

    Heb het album maar 's in de herkansing gedaan, na het volgens mij zo'n anderhalf jaar niet gehoord te hebben. …
  • Gig review: Sigur Rós at Brixton Academy, 9th November 2005

    16. Sep. 2007, 18:56 von nehemiah553

    Wed 9 Nov – Sigur Ros

    Okay, yes, I know, it was nearly two years ago. But I remember it so vividly and listening to Takk has put me in a very Sigur Rós-y mood. So here goes.

    Me and my friend Matt, known as Anakino on Last.fm, having been astounded by our first live encounter with Sigur Rós in July 2005 at Somerset House, decided to see them twice in their Autumn 2005 tour of the UK.

    Sure, we'd have to go about 400 miles in total on trains and spend nearly £100 each to do it, but for some bands, you just have to really, don't you?

    We got to Brixton, we thought, in plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and head to the venue, and be quite near the front of the queue. We were wrong. The queue was all the way down the road and around the corner by the time we got there. Rookie error.

    Eventually we made it into the venue, which I'd been to a few times before, and got into the main room. We were about halfway back. For those of you who know the venue, you'll know there's a second set of railings about halfway back…
  • EEK! I've seen me top ten live

    28. Mai. 2006, 20:34 von DtoE

    So I decided it was about time I did one of these journal things, please excuse me if my grammar and spelling are piss poor, I guess I just suck. I just noticed that I've seen all of my current top ten live, so I figured I may as well say a little about that.

    1.Mogwai

    Well Mogwai are defo one of my favourite bands. I've seen them four times now. I think that last time I saw them was probably the best. It was at the Usher Hall and was the first time I'd seen them with a proper lighting setup, it definately helped. Plus they played the best version of
    Mogwai Fear Satan I've ever heard. Noise is just great!

    2.Explosions in the Sky

    Three times I've seen Explosions now, they're just awesome, they energy they put in is great. I some in Glasgow and Edinburgh last time, which was a smart move cause they played some diffent tunes each night. They were actually oppening for Four Tet, but they kicked his ass very far off the stage!

    3. Iron Maiden

  • Sigur Ros, Amina @ The Tivoli, April 15, 2006

    24. Apr. 2006, 12:40 von Dsthenes

    To watch Icelandic quartet Amina huddled around a table tapping out the most intricate tune on a six or eight office reception bells is to fall in love with them and their sound.

    The near-sellout crowd packed into the Tivoli tonight listens and gazes on, entranced. Not only are their quirky, avant-garde tunes completely disarming, their virtuoso ability to wring the most delicate sounds from the most ordinary household items defies belief. Often each girl has only a tiny part — just a few notes — but the complexities of the arrangement and the flawless execution inspire a sense of wonder. Is it music or art? The tune trills, soars and cascades. It’s birdsong. It’s gossamer floating on a soft breeze. It’s a waterfall of pure sound. It’s all these things and more.

    A collective chuckle runs through the crowd as one girl pulls out a handheld Casio keyboard no longer than her forearm. Many obviously recall the hilarious belching sounds the instrument emitted last year during their final song. …
  • Concert in Iceland

    8. Jan. 2006, 17:24 von heidaf

    I went to this concert last night. It was great. Björk, Sigur Rós, Damon Albarn, Damien Rice, múm and Nick Cave were performing among other unknown Icelandic artist.

    The concerts were held because the Icelandic government is planning to construct a large hydropower project in Iceland's Eastern Highlands, one of Europe's largest remaining wilderness areas. The artist that took part in this concert gave all their work to help raise money to prevent the Icelandic government from allowing more destruction on our nature.

    Damon Albarn owns a house here in Iceland, near the capitol, Reykjavík and sung a song with Ghostigital, an Icelandic band. Albarn and Ghostigital wrote the song they performed together two days ago for this Special occasion. I was greatly disappointed that Damon Albarn performed only this one song.

    Damien Rice has been to Iceland before and has held two concerts here. I think he's been here more often than that though. …
  • Sigur Rós - Birmingham Carling Academy

    15. Nov. 2005, 0:47 von Gilaventi

    First off, the Carling Academy situated in Birmingham is a dive

    Second off, I got halfway through writing this and the darned thing went back when I hit backspace (what the fuck causes that?)

    Third off, Sigur Rós were pretty good. They missed out some songs I would have liked to have heard, most notably Svefn-g-englar and Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm), but overall, a good performance. Their support band and string players, Amina, were interesting... all their stuff, except for the last song they played which was more electronic than the others, sounded nearly the same.

    Setlist (the songs I'm not entirely sure I've got right are suffixed with a ~... I can recognise the songs, but not put a name to them in some cases. I was standing there for an hour thinking the fourth song I heard was Mílanó, then I thought I heard Mílanó later on :S... and now I find that they didn't play it at all :P):

    1. Takk...
    2. Glósóli
    3. Ný batterí
    4. Sé Lest
    5. Sæglópur
    6. Untitled 4