Not many news items can beat out word of new Sigur RÃ³s. Especially when the band hasn’t released an album in nearly four years. The band will return with new album Valtari on May 28.
When asked about the album by Q Magazine, bassist Georg Holm described the album as a “beautiful steamroller”. JÃ³nsi interrupted saying, “Except that there is no steam involved.” The band promised a “dreamy”, “introverted” album that features a girls’ choir. The band say it’s unlike anything they’ve done before, describing it as “an old landscape painting,” and “an avalanche in slow motion.” There is even a taste of electronic music in the new album, the band reassures us that they didn’t make a dance record.
Below you can stream “Ekki MÃºkk”, the first track that we are getting to hear from Valtari. It’s as breathtaking of a beautiful cinematic moment that we could expect from the band.
1. ÃŠg Anda
2. Ekki MÃºkk
8. FjÃ¶gur PÃanÃ³