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Sigur Rós: Nackte Tatsachen

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„Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust“ nennen Sigur Rós ihr fünftes reguläres Studioalbum, auf englisch in etwa „with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly“. Es wurde mit Produzent Flood in New York, London, Havanna und Reykjavík aufgenommen – und es hat nichts mit dem zu tun, wofür man Sigur Rós bislang kannte. Schon der Song „Gobbledigook“, der auf der

Homepage der Band zum kostenlosen Download zur Verfügung steht, löst das Versprechen des Neubeginns ein, den Sigur Rós nach der Compilation HVARF/HEIM angekündigt hatten: Ein polyrhythmisches Sturm-und-Drang-Biest, das sich hervorragend ins Afrobeat-Jahr 2008 fügen wird..nabbrtable{height:314px; width:300px; background-color:white; border:0px; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0;} .nabbrimg{margin:0px; border:0; padding:0px}

Aber damit nicht genug: Im Videoclip zur Single „Gobbledigook“ (im Player oben abrufbar) sind durchgehend und ausschließlich nackte Menschen zu sehen – in einem Wald zwar (typisch Sigur Rós), aber ganz und gar nicht elfenhaft.“Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust“ erscheint Ende Juni. Wer das Album ab 2. Juni auf sigurros.com vorbestellt, erhält am 9. Juni Zugang zu einem Vorab-Stream mit allen neuen Songs.Folgendes hat die Band uns mitzuteilen:“með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust“ was co-produced with the band by renowned producer flood, and was recorded in new york city (at sear sound studios), london (at assault and battery studios and abbey road), reykjavík (at álafoss, the band’s studio, as well as a church in reykjavík), and havana, cuba.the album title is translated into english as „with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly“ with the english spelling of the icelandic album title being „med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust“whereas sigur rós‘ last release „heima“ took the band to their homeland, their newest creation is the first album in the band’s career to be made outside of iceland. it is also their first album to feature vocalist jónsi’s vocals in english on one track. in addition to the english, one of the album’s tracks is sung without lyrics („hopelandic“) and the rest of the tracks are sung in icelandic.inspired by the unfettered feeling of the acoustic performances filmed during heima, sigur rós decided to adopt a looser approach in the writing and creation of með suð. the material for the album was written, recorded and mixed entirely in 2008 and is being released just one month after its completion. the album glows with the perfect imperfection of live takes, the sounds of fingers playing guitar strings, cracked notes, and a stark, upfront presence not found in previous sigur rós recordings, moving away from reverb-soaked guitar sounds towards something altogether more affecting. the record also contains some of the most joyous music the band has ever recorded.opener „gobbledigook“ sets the tone for með suð í eyrum… with its shifting acoustic guitars, playful vocals, time signature swings and swirling percussion, while „inní mér syngur vitleysingur“ („within me a lunatic sings“) sparkles as one of the most anthemic songs sigur rós have ever written. „festival“ is epic in its elation and scope, „illgresi“ features one of jonsi“s finest vocal melodies over a lone acoustic guitar, and „ára bátur“ is the largest musical undertaking in the band’s career, as it was recorded live in one take with the london sinfonietta and london oratory boy“s choir, a total of 90 people playing at the same time. the band also utilised the talents of their string-quartet friends amiina, as well as a five-piece brass section on certain tracks.the spirit of með suð í eyrum… is reflected by the album’s artwork, contributed by acclaimed visual artist ryan mcginley. mcginley first met the band when he photographed jónsi six years ago; the album cover was taken from a flyer for mcginley’s most recent exhibit i know where the summer goes, which happened to find its way into jónsi’s inbox just as the band was deciding on how to best visually represent their new collection of songs.



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