Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sigur Ros - Heima

Have just taken delivery of the sumptious book and double dvd box set of 'Heima' (home in icelandic). If you have never heard of Sigur Ros you still need to see this movie. It is out and out one of the best 'concert' movies I have ever seen..the premise behind it was that Sigur Ros finished their world tour and then played small little villages in Iceland for free.

The cinematography is just equisite, with amazing landscape after amazing landscape set to a soundtrack that is desolate and very very beautiful. The guys in the band throw in little interview snippets as the film goes on and you can tell how moved they were. It seemed to be a very cathartic experience for them and it shows in their amazing and uplifting musicianship.The film itself is 1hr 40 mins with 260 minutes of extra performance footage thrown in for good measure. It's a shame that it hasn't had a cinema release, it deserves to be seen on the biggest screen you can find. I really beg you to see it, even if you feel the musics a little strange, I am sure you will walk out of the viewing feeling much better about the world!

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