I’ve been enjoying the latest album from Sigur Ros, called valtari, since it was released. Yesterday we got tickets to see them live next year, which reminded me of the mystery film experiment they’ve been running. They gave a dozen film makers the same small budget, asking them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to the songs from the valtari album, the idea being to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people complete creative freedom. As you’d expect the results are a complete mix. Two stand out for me.
All about meditation and the great tool that Sigur Ros’ music can be to connecting with our deeper selves.
As the director says it is “a spiritual and meditative journey into nature”. Sums it up really…
Came across this playlist celebrating 5 years of the music label Erased Tapes yesterday – I’ve been enjoying some of their sounds they cover for a while – Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory For The Sullen – much of it contemporary classical with a twist… calming and inspiring. Worth a listen if you haven’t come across them before… Continue reading
Beautiful short film with narration adapted from excerpts from that haunting read ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad.
via We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth on Vimeo.
Advent begins, so it must be time to play the album Good Will.
Free Christmas Music Download from Church of the Beloved.
Enjoying the stream of the recent Credo event that took place in the US – an evening with Kjartan Sveinsson and Jónsi & Alex (all from Sigur Ros) performing their solo stuff in celebration of spirituality and music, as part of the White Light Festival 2010.
Beautiful stuff – and as it is available to stream for free it’s the next best thing to being there.
You can find the stream at: Credo in Credo – WQXR.
The Information Is Beautiful site is great – ideas, information and data creatively visulaised… brilliant.
The True Size Of Africa via The True Size Of Africa.