Wednesday, July 09, 2008

God's Orgasm, Revisited

After listening to the latest ethereal music from Sigur Ros,

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I have to agree with the review years ago of their music:

It is

"Like sucking God's cock. Or something"


Geyser Music: Sigur Ros Flows

The new CD is even better. Don't take my word for it; read what RS says:


Sigur Ros

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RS: 4of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4.5of 5 Stars


Play View Sigur Ros's page on Rhapsody

Sigur Rós' fifth album is the Icelandic band's most worldly, varied and — considering the usual ice-floe speed of their rock — impetuous. Co-produced with Flood (Depeche Mode, U2), the record was made quickly — mostly in New York and London, with a trip to Havana for some vocals — and it opens with the closest this group will ever come to boogie-woogie: "Gobbledigook," a cheerful tumble of acoustic guitar and drum-circle percussion. The album also features singer-guitarist Jónsi Birgisson's first venture into English-language whisper and falsetto, the closing piano-and-brass suspense of "All Alright." But what happens between those two songs is the real leap forward. Having mastered a uniform majesty on 2002's ( ) and 2005's Takk . . . , the band achieves a new unity in variety here, winding from near-glam romp and fireside-folk warmth to slow-climb grandeur with an attention to the repeated payoff in a sturdy hook and hum-along chorus. Sigur Rós titled an early spook-rock epic "Popplagid" — Icelandic for "The Pop Song." Now they are actually writing them.

And watch the ecstatic Video:


or try

gobbledigook video

watch the video

click on the image above to go to to view the video for "gobbledigook"


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