Sigur Ros () Untitled – Vinyl 2LP 180gr
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH on 180gram Black Vinyl – Limited Edition
Cardboard single sleeve jacket with Die-Cut ( )
2 printed inner sleeves Spot UV Varnish Inner Bags.
( ) – Sigur Rós’s celebrated third album, and for many people – especially in the US where it remains their biggest selling work – the most quintessentially “Sigur Rós” record of their career to date.
It is the only album where Jónsi sings entirely in the wordless lyrics of Hopelandic.
A desire to elide meaning and allow the listener to bring their own interpretation to the music, extends to the eight songs, all of which are nameless.
The music is broadly divided into two halves, divided by a critical 36 seconds of silence.
The first half of the album being lighter and more optimistic, and the second half bleaker and more melancholic, culminating in the thundering climax of “Untitled #8”, the closing song of every Sigur Rós show since the song was written in 2000.
Untitled 1 – Vaka (the name of Orri’s daughter)
Untitled 2 – Fyrsta (the first song)
Untitled 3 – Samskeyti (attachment)
Untitled 4 – Njósnavélin (the spy machine)
Untitled 5 – Álafoss (the location of the band’s studio)
Untitled 6 – E-bow [georg uses an e-bow on his bass in this song]
Untitled 7 – Dauðalagið (the death song)
Untitled 8 – Popplagið (the pop song)