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limited editions up the ying yang

24th Nov 08 (Mon) Leave a comment

(photo by xPyralisx)

Holy cow… I got (Porcupine Tree, No-man, Blackfield frontman) Steven Wilson‘s double-disc+dvd uber-deluxe edition of his first solo album Insurgentes in the mail today.  Holy cow.  Like, seriously… wow.  Gorgeous artwork.  Utterly gorgeous.  If most albums are just normal, this one is a Hyperbole Department’s Executive Management.  Check out http://www.swhq.co.uk/ for a trailer or two for the album.  The limited edition only had 3,000 pressings (for the 2CD/1DVD version) and 1,000 pressings for the (2CD/1DVD/vinyl version).  Alas, the normal album will be well worth the cover price as well (and out in Feb 2009 on KScope)… Steven Wilson is one artist in the rock scene that truly excites me lately.

I also got a notification for “not enough postage” on the Sigur Rós uber-deluxe edition of Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.  Gotta pick that up at the post office tomorrow and bring my $3.28 to resolve the postal inequity.

I’ll post reviews with pics over the weekend, while I’m chillin’ the empty cavities where my wisdom teeth used to be.

~Dan – np: MSNBC Countdown Keith Olberman11/24/08 podcast
-and then after it ripped to my iTunes-
Steven WilsonInsurgentes

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Sigur Rós photos (Portland 10/6/08)

11th Oct 08 (Sat) Leave a comment

Sigur Rós pictures from the Portland show on Monday, October 6th are now posted over at my review of the show:

https://jazzsick.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/sigur-ros-pdx2008/

REVIEW: Sigur Rós @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall (Portland, OR – – 10/6/08)

7th Oct 08 (Tue) 8 comments

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW are at the BOTTOM

This was my third time to the Arlene Schnitzer Hall.  It’s a great venue, and while I thought I would have gotten a better ticket via ordering from Klink (the Sigur merch site)… well, I was further to the back and left than I would have liked.  It was still a good spot for pics and hearing some wonderful music.

The opener, Parachutes, is a band I got into sometime in 2007 due to a linkage to Sigur Rós via the MySpaces.  I was excited to see them on the bill.  They were obviously influenced by Sigur Rós.  I mean… obviously.  But in my world, that’s not a bad thing.  They had 8 or 9 players, and at one point I know 10 people were playing with them.  Again, very Sigur Rós-y, slow build, xylophone, strings, bombastic drums, keys, soft vocals.  They played about 40 minutes, and I enjoyed them very much.  I picked up their EP for $5 (usð)… i.e.- a steal.  Unfortunately, my pics of theirs didn’t come out, as they didn’t have as much light on stage as Sigur Rós.

Now on to Sigur Rós…

Sigur Rós was… Sigur Rós.  This was my 5th time seeing them, and while some may consider there to be the law of diminishing returns, with Sigur Rós the diminishments are such minutae that it’s not even diminishing anymore.  Their shows are like taking a nap on a cloud during a rainstorm… or something.  It’s completely surreal, mesmerizing, powerful, gentle, sublime, and… shiny.


(not my pic… obviously)

It’s funny to me, that with their non-English song names and their non-English singing… I still knew about half of the song titles within the first few chords.  I think it’s osmosis or something, as I’ll admit that I don’t listen to them all that often (or often enough to know all of their song names).  Anyway, thanks to the SR forum, I was able to fill in the remainder of the setlist (see below)…

10/6/08 Portland Setlist: (as noted on the SR forum)

  • Svefn-g-englar *fav of show*
  • Glósóli
  • Ný batterí *fav of show*
  • Fljótavík *
  • Við spilum endalaust *
  • Hoppípolla *fav of show*
  • Með blóðnasir
  • Inní mér syngur vitleysingur *
  • Svo Hljótt
  • Heysátan
  • E-bow – on setlist, not played
  • Viðrar vel til loftárása – on setlist, not played
  • Sæglópur
  • Festival *
  • Gobbledigook * *fav of show – confetti kaboom*
  • encore: All Alright *
  • Popplagið *fav of show*
    * For pronunciations of the songs and album name from their most recent album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, go HERE (blog link with audio).

Overall, this was an amazing time.  Every time I see Sigur Rós, I am blown away.  This was their 2nd to last date on the North American tour (and their last date in the United States for this tour); so they’ve been getting a lot of practice lately.  They were on top of their game, and put together an amazingly mesmerizing show

The Appropriate Linkage:

~Dan – recently played: Yoshie FruchterPitom

SIGUR ROS CONCERT PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2008 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

they’re taking over

21st Jun 08 (Sat) 1 comment

I don’t mean to make this a Sigur Rós-centric blog, but here’s Stereogum‘s great report from Bonnaroo 2008:

They (i.e. Barbara Streisand) say people who need people are the luckiest people. But you know who really are the luckiest people? People who have a ticket to see Sigur Rós this summer. It’s not that I haven’t seen ’em before, but it’s been 24 hours and I’m still paralyzed from the 1AM bliss fest of their set Saturday night in That Tent. Here’s why you should sell all your possessions to secure a ticket to see them right now:

  1. The current setlist is a catalog-spanning beast, showcasing hallmark moments from each of the band’s style shifts, from the dark and dank Ágætis byrjun, to the slowest-of-core unpronounceabilites of the ( ) stuff, to the triumphant Takkisms. (Saturday brought “Svefn-g-englar” [the “it’s you-oooo” song], “Njósnavélin” [the “yu-silo” song], “Olsen Olsen,” “Hoppípolla,” “Glósóli,” and non-album crowd fave “Hafsól” [the drumstick-on-the-bass song]).
  2. The Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust stuff crushes it live, comes with lots of horns, ups the band’s overall joy quotient, and really seems to have loosened them up, as people, even more. Last night these included “Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur,” “Godan Daginn,” “Vid Spilum Endalaust,” “Festival,” “All Alright” (the one in English!) and of course “Gobbledigook.”
  3. Umm, “Gobbledigook.” Which winds up having 12 people on stage (fully clothed, sorry), a drumline powered by amiina, confetti guns, and, most notably, a wildly grinning Jonsi.
  4. The mariachi band that parades the stage during “Sé Lest” has a pretty great outfit.
  5. They are the best band in the world.

Read the entire Stereogum Bonnaroo entry **HERE**, plus check out some YouTube videos from the show there as well…

~Dan – np: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic DogParty Intellectuals

new Sigur Rós pronunciations

4th Jun 08 (Wed) 3 comments

Icelandic for Beginners, Tape 1

These foreign language help mp3s are originally from their MySpace page…

How to pronounce Sigur Rós’ new album name: CLICK HERE (small mp3, 140k)

Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
English: With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly

How to pronounce the album’s track names: CLICK HERE (small mp3, 279k)

1. Gobbledigook 7. Ára bátur
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur 8. Illgresi
3. Góðan daginn 9. Fljótavík
4. Við spilum endalaust 10. Straumnes
5. Festival 11. All Alright
6. Suð í eyrum

~Dan – np: Bar Kokhba SextetMasada Book Two: Lucifer

the Sigur Rós announcement (27 May 08)

27th May 08 (Tue) 2 comments

OK, well, the Sigur Rós announcement isn’t that the album is called ñækíð εή а ŧræé… it’s called Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (eh, I was close, huh?), and it’ll be out June 24th in the U.S.  The album name means “With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly.”  Seriously.  Go HERE for more info on the album. Pre-ordering begins June 2nd from sigurros.com.

So, MSIEVSE would be the shorthand for the album? Quality.  Or maybe just Medsud

Tracklist:

1. Gobbledigook 7. Ára bátur
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur 8. Illgresi
3. Góðan daginn 9. Fljótavík
4. Við spilum endalaust 10. Straumnes
5. Festival 11. All Alright
6. Suð í eyrum

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~Dan

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