Listen: The Sigur Rós Bootlegs
When one contemplates the sound of a water droplet amongst the calm dew of a picturesque morning, Sigur Rós is that sound. When the sun rises over a humble slow loris stretching nimbly beneath a branch in Southeast Asia, Sigur Rós reverberates below the tree-tops.
After a long period of inactivity since the release of Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust in 2008, largely due to lead singer Jonsi’s solo offensive on the world releasing critically-cracking Riceboy Sleeps (2009) and Go (2010, here we have a selection of unreleased bootlegs uploaded by the band to their SoundCloud page.
The ágætis byrjun manipulations are particularly beautiful, erupting a strong urge from within the depths of my soul to watch Planet Earth. Although this stuff is roughly 11-12 years old, the sheer epic ambience is still both innovative and timeless.
Listen to ágætis byrjun in full on Spotify.
Svefn-g-englar 1999 Demo
ágætis byrjun manipulations
ágætis byrjun demos
-James Godwin, April 5th, 2011