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…
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.
Looking forward to seeing Mike Riddell’s film The Insatiable Moon when it comes to the UK. Not read the book, but hear good things about both the book and film – and Mike Riddell’s books have always been important for the journey, especially Godzone.
I’ve been enjoying the new album Go by Jonsi recently (spotify link) – including the acoustic film Go Quiet that accompanies the album (jonsi.com). The album is upbeat and chilled at the same time. Ayla likes dancing to it, which in my opinion is a good test for any song.
I came across this video of the volcano that no-one can name, and which has been keeping planes firmly on the ground, which uses one of the tracks… dramatic scenery and a good song from the album: Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 on Vimeo
Just watched the video of 100,000 paper air-planes being released from the roof of buildings in Michigan, while 20,000 people below sing, hum or play an instrument to the tune of sigur ros’ “olsen olsen”as part of “artprize” event. Strangely pleasing and fun!
Also this week you can watch in full Sigur Ros’ brilliant ‘Heima’ film online on Pitchfork.