Valtari

Label
EMI UK
Release date
28 May 2012
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
54:37

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Ég anda 6:15 142,225
2 Ekki múkk 7:45 148,495
3 Varúð 6:37 136,950
4 Rembihnútur 5:05 112,965
5 Dauðalogn 6:37 113,338
6 Varðeldur 6:08 103,202
7 Valtari 8:19 106,320
8 Fjögur píanó 7:51 100,391

About this album

Valtari is the sixth studio album by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, released on 23 May 2012 by Parlophone. Bassist Georg Hólm described the album as having “more electronic stuff than before” but not being “a dance album”. The first single “Ekki Múkk”, as well as an accompanying video, was released on the same day. Hólm also said of the album - “I really can’t remember why we started this record, I no longer know what we were trying to do back then. I do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up. … did give up for a while. But then something happened and form started to emerge, and now I can honestly say that it’s the only Sigur Rós record I have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it.” The song “Varðeldur” is a different version of the song “Lúppulagið” from the live album Inni. Valtari’s album cover is by Jónsi’s sisters, Lilja and Inga Birgisdóttir. Inga was also the baby on the cover art for Sigur Rós’ debut album Von.

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  • darkgnome

    Valtari is such a humble and overlooked masterpiece! [3]

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is pretty shameless self-promotion, but if you're into ambient/soundscapes/etc., you might like my new release, Summer Ghosts. It's ambient music inspired by amazing talents like Sigur Rós, Jonsí & Alex, Brian Eno, Tycho, and more, so check it out if you'd like! You can find both of my releases at https://bestghosts.bandcamp.com/. Have a good one.

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • chenne17

    Valtari is such a humble and overlooked masterpiece! [2]

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    Wait... some people don't like this?

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • mordwyr

    This is the Sigur Ros album I listen to the least, but I still like it!

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Abomination317

    I totally forgot this even existed. Would it be worth another look into?

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • For_absolution

    The only disappointment about this album is that I can´t hear it in subway with my old headphones. My bad. Valtari´s definitely a brave and incredibly beautiful LP. And yes, If you don't feel anything when listening to Dauðalogn or Varúð you are most likely dead inside [5]

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Magonb25

    If you don't feel anything when listening to Dauðalogn or Varúð you are most likely dead inside. [4]

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Did nothing for me the first 11 listens. Then BOOM. [2] Valtari is such a humble and overlooked masterpiece!

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • zzuba

    Those movies are masterpieces

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • WS9167

    unreal levels of ambience.

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Snutskallar

    Did nothing for me the first 11 listens. Then BOOM.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Kleber01z

    Odiei 100%

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Flynner11

    If you don't feel anything when listening to Dauðalogn or Varúð you are most likely dead inside. [3] No truer words have ever been spoken.

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nesso011

    If you don't feel anything when listening to Dauðalogn or Varúð you are most likely dead inside. [2]

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • lolwtfbbq9

    i'll never understand why some Sigur Ros fans dislike this album. It's truly beautiful..possibly my favorite of them all. [3]

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ExtendedCut

    i'll never understand why some Sigur Ros fans dislike this album. It's truly beautiful..possibly my favorite of them all. [2]

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • resident-tt

    fail ? or big fail?

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • taylor2008

    i'll never understand why some Sigur Ros fans dislike this album. It's truly beautiful..possibly my favorite of them all.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • naseoj

    I am a longtime Sigur Ros fan and I'm starting to think that this might be their best album. I didn't think much of it at first but it's been growing on me for the past year and I think it's absolutely, stunningly brilliant. A true masterpiece.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
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