The Icelandic band Sigur Rós known for their ethereal musical landscape and unique use of their own gibberish language, are back together after completing various film and solo projects.
A new video for the track Ekki Múkk reveals their sound to be as ambient and soothing as ever. There’s not much to see, but the music is rather beautiful. Check it out below.
Bassist Georg Hólm released this statement on the group’s website:
i really can’t remember why we started this record, i no longer know what we were trying to do back then. i do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up…did give up for a while. but then something happened and form started to emerge, and now i can honestly say that it’s the only sigur rós record i have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it.
The album is called Valtari and will be out May 29. As a bonus, you can exercise your mouth and tongue by just pronouncing the song titles.
UPDATE 5-28-2012: For a limited time, you can stream the album in its entirety on Soundrop for Spotify.
1. Ég Anda, 2. Ekki Múkk, 3. Varúð, 4. Rembihnútur, 5. Dauðalogn, 6. Varðeldur
7. Valtari, 8. Fjögur Pianó