Sigur Rós have become one of my favorite Post-Rock bands. They truly do create beautiful music. Their most recent release, Valtari, is definitely making my “Best Of” list at the end of the year, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Post-anything, because it is a masterpiece in itself. This band is noted for being very unique in itself, from using “Hopelandic”, a fake language created by the band when using vocals in their song that contains words with no meaning and that are grammatically incorrect to creating beautiful music videos. This is a band that you should check out.
Last week, they debuted their video for their new song ‘Fjögur Píanó‘, and I think it is one of the best videos I have ever seen. It is a beautiful short story, starring the likes of a long-haired (and fully naked) Shia LaBeouf. This is the third installment of the “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment” where the band gave 12 filmmakers the same budget and asked them to create a music video portraying what they thought of when they listened to a certain song. There have been two that have been released already, ‘Ég Anda’ and ‘Varúð;, but this one is by far my favorite. I can’t wait to see how the rest turn out as well.
So please, watch, enjoy, and if you really like this, buy the record. It’s one of the best of the year. Valtari is out now on Parlophone. And below you will also find links to the first two installments of the Experiment!