Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

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    The year is 1999 and while the sounds of Ibiza lounge house and blistering trance dominate much of the radio waves, elsewhere in Europe something very special is taking form. At this point in time, Sigur Ros had only put out one album, Vonn, in 1997, and followers who joined more recently, when the Icelandic oddities broke into major TV advertising campaigns and movie scores, but haven't looked back at their origins, might be surprised at what that one sounded like. Altogether darker, much more cacophonous.

    Aegis Byrjun would follow the groundbreaking but largely unsung debut (Vonn only sold 300 copies in their own country) with a groundbreaking moment that set a precedent for everything they have done since. This is where big brands like Nissan pricked up ears, mesmerised by a sound that's at once alien, yet also deeply human, huge but intimate, classical yet contemporary, and fundamentally focused on triggering emotions.

    Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. "Svefn-G-Englar" (11:06)
    2. "Staralfur" (7:23)
    Side 2
    1. "Flugufreslarinn" (7:47)
    2. "Ny Batteri" (8:01)
    Side 3
    1. "Hjartao Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)" (7:11)
    2. "Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa" (10:16)
    Side 4
    1. "Olsen Olsen" (6:54)
    2. "Agaetis Byrjun" (8:16)
    3. "Avalon" (4:20)

    The year is 1999 and while the sounds of Ibiza lounge house and blistering trance dominate much of the radio waves, elsewhere in Europe something very special is taking form. At this point in time, Sigur Ros had only put out one album, Vonn, in 1997, and followers who joined more recently, when the Icelandic oddities broke into major TV advertising campaigns and movie scores, but haven't looked back at their origins, might be surprised at what that one sounded like. Altogether darker, much more cacophonous.

    Aegis Byrjun would follow the groundbreaking but largely unsung debut (Vonn only sold 300 copies in their own country) with a groundbreaking moment that set a precedent for everything they have done since. This is where big brands like Nissan pricked up ears, mesmerised by a sound that's at once alien, yet also deeply human, huge but intimate, classical yet contemporary, and fundamentally focused on triggering emotions.

    Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. "Svefn-G-Englar" (11:06)
    2. "Staralfur" (7:23)
    Side 2
    1. "Flugufreslarinn" (7:47)
    2. "Ny Batteri" (8:01)
    Side 3
    1. "Hjartao Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)" (7:11)
    2. "Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa" (10:16)
    Side 4
    1. "Olsen Olsen" (6:54)
    2. "Agaetis Byrjun" (8:16)
    3. "Avalon" (4:20)