Sigur Rós Goes Medieval

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Iceland’s Sigur Rós recently released their first album in seven years, titled Odin’s Raven Magic. Much of the project sounds like something out of Medieval times. Bassist Georg Holm talks about the apocalyptic story behind the Norse Mythology poem that inspired the project, and how it resonates today.


 
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Iceland’s Sigur Rós recently released their first album in seven years, titled Odin’s Raven Magic. It’s an orchestral album featuring a Paris-based orchestra and an Icelandic chamber choir. While you can hear glimmers of Sigur Rós’ signature ambient rock style and distinct vocals, much of this project sounds like something out of Medieval times.  

“It sounds completely different from anything that we have done, [or] anything we will ever do again. At the same time it’s also completely different from anything I’ve heard before,” says Sigur Rós bassist Georg Holm.

Holm talks about the apocalyptic story behind the Norse Mythology poem, “Odin’s Raven Magic,” that inspired the project, and how it resonates today.

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