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Sigur Ros Valtari

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Sigur Ros Valtari on 2LP + MP3 Coupon

Icelandic Band Achieves Atmospheric Beauty, Bliss on Sixth Effort

You can forgive Sigur Rós for being hazy on the details of the recording of its sixth album Valtari. It’s either the album the band always wanted to make, or the album it almost didn’t make, depending on how you look at it.

In 2011, the band started the painstaking forensic task of piecing together a cohesive and magical work from disparate constituent parts. If this sounds unromantic, the results are anything but. Something alchemical occurs when the four members of Sigur Rós are in the room together, and even if Valtari is more a “studio based” album than any of its predecessors (which usually start life as rehearsal room jams), the long hours of experimentation and unsentimental editing have yielded incredibly persuasive results.

In English, Valtari translates as “steamroller,” and there is something right about the title in terms of the process of its creation. The last three tracks of Valtari are like one long slow gorgeous fade out, as the listener, having been softened up by the slightly more “songy” start to the album, is left with the subtly shifting, deep introspective beauty of the last 24 minutes.

After that, penultimate track, Valtari is like the far heart of the album; eight minutes that feel like being alone in row boat on a chill day, small irregular waves lapping the wooden hull as a dense fog bank rolls in and ice slowly encases every surface. Below the fathomless green, deep endures. 

Gatefold 2LP with MP3 coupon.

"This is art—especially the latter half of Valtari—that’s otherworldly, the soundtrack to a satellite drifting away in space, provided the galaxy had a record player."
-Todd Martens, TONE Audio, Issue 46

Sigur Ros Valtari Track Listing:

1.  Ég anda
2.  Ekki múkk
3.  Varúð
4.  Rembihnútur
5.  Dauðalogn
6.  Varðeldur
7.  Valtari
8.  Fjögur píanó

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1. Ég anda
2. Ekki múkk
3. Varúð
4. Rembihnútur
5. Dauðalogn
6. Varðeldur
7. Valtari
8. Fjögur píanó

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