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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust - 2021 Reissue

    Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust is Sigur Rós’ fifth studio album which was initially released in 2008 via EMI and XL Recordings. Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust, produced by the band and renowned producer Flood, was recorded in New York, London and Havana. The album was written, recorded and toured all within 12 months – a first for the band that often laboured for years over their previous records. Completely out of print worldwide Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust will now be re-released via the bands own label, Krunk. BBC ‘Sigur Rós remain in a wonderful universe of their own Guardian ‘glistening with glacial cool’ 4/5 Rolling Stone ‘the band achieves a new unity in variety here, winding from near-glam romp and fireside-folk warmth to slow-climb grandeur”.

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    Gobbledigook
    Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
    Góðan Daginn
    Við Spilum Endalaust
    Festival
    Með Suð Í Eyrum
    Ára Bátur
    Íllgresi
    Fljótavík
    Straumnes
    All Alright

    Sigur Rós

    Ágætis Byrjun - 2021 Reissue

      Pitchfork 9.4 ‘the first vital band of the 21st century’ Billboard "ágætis byrjun" is alluring, exotic, and unspoiled, just like the country that spawned it. Q Magazine ‘the last great record of the 20th century’ ‘Ágætis byrjun’ is the critically acclaimed second album by Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

      Their break-through album that propelled them to international fame winning numerous awards and selling over a million records. Tracks from the album have been synched in several notable films such as Vanilla Sky and The Life Aquatic and the album was placed number 2 on the Pitchfork albums of the year 2000. Ágætis byrjun’ was recorded by the band with producer Ken Thomas in 1999 at their Sundlaugin studio in the Icelandic countryside.

      The out of print vinyl record comes packaged on 2 x 12-inch heavyweight vinyl to the exact original packaging spec. Originally released on Fat-Cat & Smekkleysa this repress see’s the album being released on the bands own record label Krunk.

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      Intro
      Svefn-g-englar
      Starálfur
      Flugufrelsarinn
      Ný Batterí
      Hjartað Hamast (bamm Bamm Bamm)
      Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
      Olsen Olsen
      ágætis Byrjun
      Avalon

      Sigur Rós

      Valtari - Vinyl Reissue

        Valtari is Sigur Rós’ sixth studio album which was initially released in 2012 on XL Recordings. Sigur Rós started recording Valtari, described by the band as ‘an avalanche in slow motion’ in 2009 co-producing it themselves with Alex Somers in Reykjavik, Iceland. The title means ‘roller’ in English with Jónsi saying it kind of fits with the album because it's “big and slow and rolls over you slowly."

        Completely out of print worldwide Valtari is now re-released via the bands own label, Krunk released on double heavy weight vinyl (gatefold sleeve, heavyweight reverse board and gold foil blocking on front cover).

        TRACK LISTING

        Disc 1 - Side A
        1. Ég Anda
        2. Ekki Múkk
        Disc 1 - Side B
        1. Varúð
        2. Rembihnútur

        Disc 2 - Side A
        1. Dauðalogn
        2. Varðeldur
        Disc 2 - Side B
        1. Valtari
        2. Fjögur Píanó

        Sigur Rós

        Odins Raven Magic

          Composed in the 14th or 15th century Odin’s Raven Magic is an Icelandic poem in the ancient Edda tradition (Edda - a term that describes two Icelandic manuscripts of which together are the main sources of Norse mythology and Skáldic poetry) its anonymous author clearly had an intimate knowledge of the Edda literature and mythology which alludes to a number of pagan motifs which are now lost. The poem recounts a great banquet held by the gods in Valhalla while they were absorbed in their feasting, ominous signs appeared that could foretell the end of the worlds of the gods and men.

          The album 'Odin’s Raven Magic' is an orchestral collaboration between Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir which premiered 18 years ago at the Barbican Centre, London and is now finally - almost two decades later - being released. The performance honours the poem, dramatic and beautiful, classical with a modern strike. A stone marimba was built especially for the performance by Páll Guðmundsson.


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          Prologus
          Alföður Orkar
          Dvergmál
          Stendur æva
          Áss Hinn Hvíti
          Hvert Stefnir
          Spár Eða Spakmál
          Dagrenning

          Sigur Ros

          Takk - Vinyl Reissue

            Critically acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Rós reissue Takk… on their own label Krunk. Their award winning highly lauded 4th studio album features the singles and fan favourites Glósóli, Hoppípolla and Sæglópur. Pressed on 2 x 12” and including a single sided etched 10” this beautifully packaged record is composed of a debossed gatefold sleeve with a single die cut page that holds the 10”. Takk… has been out of print for over a decade in the UK and is sold out world-wide. The record went Platinum in the UK and gold in the US.

            Takk… - Sigur Rós’s fourth album and the one where they finally got happy, albeit in their own inimitable and deeply inscrutable, north Atlantic way. This is the record that gave the world ‘Hoppípolla’, a song which cemented Sigur Rós’s reputation for being the go-to band for anyone wanting a sense of wonderful possibility in their film/TV show. The record also harboured moments of definitive Sigur Rós drama in singles Glósóli and Sæglópur, and high beauty in Sé Lest and Svo Hljótt.

            Takk…. - which means “thank you” in the band’s native Icelandic - quickly became the band’s biggest selling album around the world, fuelled by Hoppípolla’s usage in the BBC’s Planet Earth nature series. Sung in a mixture of Icelandic and the wordless Hopelandic, Takk… was recorded by the band with producer Ken Thomas in 2005 at their Sundlaugin studio in the Icelandic countryside. The vinyl record comes packaged on 2 x 12-inch, plus 1 x one-sided etched 10-inch single. The album artwork is the original debossed and die-cut sleeve, with printed inner bags, all done to the band’s exacting specifications and pressed on heavy weight vinyl.


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            ( ) - Vinyl Reissue

              ( ) - Sigur Rós’s celebrated third album, and for many people - especially in US where it remains their biggest selling work - the most quintessentially “Sigur Rós” record of their career to date. It is the only album where Jónsi sings entirely in the wordless lyrics of Hopelandic. A desire to elide meaning and allow the listener to bring their own interpretation to the music, extends to the eight songs, all of which are nameless. The music is broadly divided into two halves, divided by a critical 36 seconds of silence. The first half of the album being lighter and more optimistic, and the second half bleaker and more melancholic, culminating in the thundering climax of Untitled #8, the closing song of every Sigur Rós show since the song was written in 2000.

              ( ) was recorded at the band’s own studio Sundlaugin, in Mosfellsbær outside Reykjavik, in 2002, co-produced by the band with Ken Thomas, who also helmed their break through second album, Agætis Byrjun. Completely out of print, the vinyl album now comes in its full Grammy-nominated artwork, including die-cut sleeve and spot UV varnish inner bags. 


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              Untitled 1 (Vaka)
              Untitled 2 (Fyrsta)
              Untitled 3 (Samskeyti)
              Untitled 4 (Njósnavélin)
              Untitled 5 (Álafoss)
              Untitled 6 (E-Bow)
              Untitled 7 (Daudalagid)
              Untitled 8 (Popplagid)

              Sigur Rós

              22° Lunar Halo - Reissue

                Music from throughout Sigur Rós’s career, twisted, bent, broken, and finally added to in the band’s Rey-kjavík studio, to create a new perspective for a dance piece of the same title initiated and created by Taiwanese choreographer CHENG Tsung-Lung. Musical director Kjartan Holm.

                Originally released on Record Store Day, 22° Lunar Halo returns with new artwork, reversed in colour and printed in special ink

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                1. With Arms And Legs Moving, The Tell Tales

                Side B
                1. They Glow In Light, Like Coloured Glass

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                Variations On Darkness - Reissue

                  A score of high Nordic drama drawing on unreleased Sigur Rós material and multi-tracks from the band’s catalogue. Premiered at Norđur Og Niđur Festival, to soundtrack performances from the Icelandic Dance Company. Arranged by Valdimar Johansson, choreographed by Erna Ómarsdóttir. Originally released on Record Store Day, Variations on Darkness returns with new artwork, reversed in colour and printed in special ink. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  1. The Hungry Ghosts, We Live In An Old Chaos Of The Sun

                  Side B
                  1. The Silence Of Animals, The Truth Is It Wanted To Cave In

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                  Ágætis Byrjun - A Good Beginning (20th Anniversary Edition)

                    In 1999 the band released Ágætis Byrjun (‘A Good Start’), Q magazine deemed Ágætis Byrjun ‘the last great record of the 20th century’. By the end of the year, it had won the inaugural US Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music.

                    This year celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Ágætis Byr-jun, and the band expand their breakthrough album with demo and archive versions of songs from the album, plus never-before-heard newly unearthed material from the time, rare b-sides and the full 95 minute concert played in Reykjavík on the day the record was released.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: I mean, we all obviously know the original is one of the greatest albums of all time, but who would have thought that there could be this many amazing extra tracks and live material that could make an already stunning package even better. Their live show is indescribable, but this should give you a decent idea of what it's like. Essential purchase.

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                    VINYL TRACKLISTING | Original Album | Vinyl
                    SIDE A
                    1. Intro
                    2. Svefn-g-englar
                    3. Starálfur
                    SIDE B
                    4. Flugufrelsarinn
                    5. Ný Batterí
                    SIDE C
                    6. Hjartað Hamast (bamm Bamm Bamm)
                    7. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
                    SIDE D
                    8. Olsen Olsen
                    9. Ágaetis Byrjun
                    10. Avalon

                    TRACKLISTING | Demos & Rarities (on Digital Down-load Insert)
                    1. Svefn-g-englar (Live At Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
                    2. Starálfur (Original Speed Version)
                    3. Flugufrelsarinn (1998 Demo)
                    4. Ný Batteri (Instrumental)
                    5. Hjartað Hamast (bamm Bamm Bamm) (1995 Demo)
                    6. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (Al-ternative Ending)
                    7. Olsen Olsen (1998 Demo)
                    8. Ágaetis Byrjun (1998 Demo)
                    9. Song 1 (Demo)
                    10. Song 2 (Demo)
                    11. Song 3 (Demo)
                    12. Debata Mandire (Live At Laugardashöll, 1999)
                    13. Rafmagnið Búið (From Ný Batterí EP, 2000)

                    TRACKLISTING | Live At Íslenska Óperan (on Digital Download Insert)
                    1. Intro (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    2. Von (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    3. Syndir Guðs (Live At Íslen-ska Óperan, 1999)
                    4. Flugufrelsarinn (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    5. Olsen Olsen (Live At Íslen-ska Óperan, 1999)
                    6. Ágaetis Byrjun (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    7. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    8. Svefn-g-englar (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    9. Ný Batterí (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    10. Nýja Lagið (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    11. Hafsól - (Live At Íslen-ska Óperan, 1999)

                    CD TRACKLISTING
                    CD1 | TRACKLISTING | Original Album
                    1. Svefn-g-englar
                    2. Starálfur
                    3. Flugufrelsarinn
                    4. Ný Batterí
                    5. Hjartað Hamast (bamm Bamm Bamm)
                    6. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
                    7. Olsen Olsen
                    8. Ágætis Byrjun
                    9. Avalon

                    CD2 | TRACKLISTING | Live At Íslenska Óperan
                    1. Intro (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    2. Von (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    3. Syndir Guðs (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    4. Flugufrelsarinn (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    5. Olsen Olsen (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    6. Ágaetis Byrjun (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    7. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    8. Svefn-g-englar (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999).

                    CD3 | TRACKLISTING | Live At Íslenska Óperan & Rarities
                    1. Ný Batterí (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    2. Hafsól - (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    3. Nýja Lagið (Live At Íslenska Óperan, 1999)
                    4. Song 1 (Demo)
                    5. Song 2 (Demo)
                    6. Song 3 (Demo)
                    7. Debata Mandire (Live At Laugardashöll, 1999)
                    8. Rafmagnið Búið (From Ný Batterí EP, 2000)

                    CD4 | TRACKLISTING | Rarities
                    1. Svefn-g-englar (Live At Popp í Reykjavík, 1998)
                    2. Starálfur (Original Speed Version)
                    3. Flugufrelsarinn (1998 Demo)
                    4. Ný Batteri (Instrumental)
                    5. Hjartað Hamast (bamm Bamm Bamm) (1995 Demo)
                    6. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (Alternative Ending)
                    7. Olsen Olsen (1998 Demo)
                    8. Ágaetis Byrjun (1998 Demo) 

                    Georg Holm And Orri Páll Dýrason From Sigur Ros

                    CIRCE

                      Original Soundtrack to a BBC documentary film called „The Show of Shows” (to be screened by BBC next year)

                      Two-thirds of Sigur Rós, bass player Georg Holm and drummer Orri Páll Dýrason, have teamed up with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist, and Georg’s brother, Kjartan Holm to create an uninterrupted 72-minute instrumental album inspired by 100 years of archive footage of vaudeville, circuses and carnivals.

                      A pulsating work throughout, the 14 track album, which has been made to accompany the forthcoming BBC documentary film The Show of Shows, was written and recorded at Sigur Rós’s new studio space in Reykjavik, and features contributions from the celebrated South Iceland Chamber Choir. 

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                      Inni

                        Sigur Rós will self-release their ambitious new live album and film ‘Inni’ on 7th November. It will be released on the band’s own Krunk imprint in all territories around the world except American and Japan where it will be released on XL and Hostess respectively. ‘Inni’ could be described as either the first-ever Sigur Rós live album, or second live film (the follow up to 2007’s acclaimed Iceland tour film ‘Heima’). In fact, it’s both: a 75-minute film and 105-minute double live album of the band captured in full flow at the close of their last tour in November 2008, here housed in one single package.

                        Filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace over two nights by director Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s ‘Miroir Noir’), the film ‘Inni’ would best be described as the anti-‘Heima’. Whereas that film took a band about whom the world knew little, and placed them in the cultural, social and geographical context of their homeland (with winning and humanising results), ‘Inni’ strips away everything save the raw performance of the four musicians themselves. Where ‘Heima’ was widescreen and open, ‘Inni’ is close and single focussed.

                        This is intentional. For a while ‘Heima’ was successful at “explaining” Sigur Rós, it was less so at communicating what it actually feels like to “watch’ Sigur Rós perform. That is the job of ‘Inni’. In order to accomplish this goal, Morisset has taken his time and employed a number of different analogue post-production techniques to create an emotional understanding of being inside the room and going ‘inside’ the music. (‘Inni’ literally means ‘inside’).

                        Unlike many concerts, watching Sigur Rós is seldom a communal experience; it is instead almost claustrophobically inward looking and intense. By almost entirely removing the crowd and any sense of place, Morisset brings you closer than ever to the players, using multiple camera angles to reveal in sometimes minute close up the concentration and effort involved in delivering such a powerful rock show.

                        Originally filmed on HD digital, ‘Inni’ was first transferred to 16mm film and then projected and re-filmed, again on 16mm, sometimes through glass and other objects to give a strong impressionistic look, a feat accomplished with the help of Godspeed You Black Emperor’s live visual collaborator Karl Lemieux. The film was then meticulously pieced together by ‘Heima’ editor Nick Fenton, who chose to break up the flow with unexplained archive footage, including interview and concert material from before the band’s exposure to the wider world at the tail end of the last century. It’s worth mentioning also that the film has only one song in common with ’Heima’ (the closing ‘Popplagid’) and that it draws for the most part on the darker end of the band’s material. The double live album by contrast, covers the entire Sigur Rós spectrum over its hour-and-three-quarters duration, played in the same order as on the night. Mixed by Sigur Rós house engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, ‘Inni’ the album stands as the definitive Sigur Rós live recording to stand against the welter of bootlegs available across the web.

                        The performance captures the band playing as a stripped down four-piece for the first time since they were joined by string section Amiina at the start of the decade. This boiling down makes ‘Inni’ a forceful and primal proposition, much at odds with the popular misconception of the band as purveyors of emotional heft for film-makers and television programmers in need.

                        The album features 15 tracks, with songs taken from all five of their studio albums. There is also the bonus of an unreleased studio track in the form of ‘Luppalagid’, which is used both over the credits of the film and as the ultimate track on the album

                        TRACK LISTING

                        CD1:
                        01. Svefn-g-englar
                        02. Glósóli
                        03. Ný Batterí
                        04. Fljótavík
                        05. Vid Spilum Endalaust
                        06. Hoppípolla
                        07. Med Blódnasir
                        08. Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
                        09. E-Bow

                        CD2:
                        1. Sæglópur
                        2. Festival
                        3. Hafsól
                        4. All Alright
                        5. Popplagid
                        6. Lúppulagid (bonus Track)

                        DVD: ‘INNI’ FILM TRACK LIST

                        1. Ny Batterí
                        2. Svefn-g-englar
                        3. Fljótavík
                        4. Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
                        5. Sæglópur
                        6. Festival
                        7. E-Bow
                        8. Popplagid
                        9. Lúppulagid

                        ‘INNI’ FILM BONUS TRACKS

                        1. Glósóli
                        2. Við Spilum Endalaus
                        3. Hafssól
                        5. All Alright


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