Friday, February 24, 2006

SIGUR ROS



I saw Sigur Ros in Denver last night. It was inexplicably the best live performance I've ever experienced. I've been a die-hard Radiohead fan for about 10 years now and I didn't think anyone could top the two Radiohead concerts I've seen. But, Sigur Ros blew me away. They performed in the Paramount Theater and everyone stayed seated during the show. This was great because I got to sit back, relax, and soak in the music instead of having numb-skulls jumping all around me. If you don't know Sigur Ros, then I'm not even going to explain what kind of music they play, because I can't. I have no idea how to explain it. It's just simply brilliant. The lead guitarist plays his guitar with a violin bow. They use huge 40 foot video screens that show bright and colorful images such as a little girl picking flowers in slow motion. If you mixed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with David Lynch's "Lost Highway", and had Jerry Bruckheimer produce it and Terrance Malick direct it, then you'd get the movie version of Sigur Ros.




Enjoy these 2 MP3s. They were the 2 of my highlights from last night:

OLSEN OLSEN (live) MP3
GLOSOLI MP3 (off the TAKK album)
SIGUR ROS HOMEPAGE

1 comment:

Blahblahblahblah said...

I saw them live last night in Houston.

They were freakin' incredible.