7 April 2011
2001.06.03 Mini Festival - Laugardalshollin Reykjavik IC - Re Master
Very nice FM recording. Actually sounds quite the opposite of an FM recording, quite flat & neutral. Perhaps a little too much low end but overall a very pleasing concert
04 Rímur - Hugann seiða svalli frá
05 Rímur - Fjöll í austri fagurblá
[MF] MP3 - download
[MF] FLAC - part1 part2
3 April 2011
Rímúr - Tour EP with Steindór Andersen
Information from: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/steindor.php
In early 2001, sigur rós set out to record some songs in their newly-completed Álafoss swimming pool studio with their friend Steindór Andersen. Steindór Andersen is a fisherman and chairman of the Icelandic Poetry Society, called iðunn. Steindór is a chanter/singer of the traditional Icelandic epic poetry form called Rímur. Rímur are narrative poems which generally tell stories of Icelandic heroes and epic battles which have been passed down generations in Iceland through word-of-mouth since the 14th century. Rímur were regarded as a performance art; a good Rímur chanter would engage his listeners with his clever rhyming schemes and catchy melodies. Rímur were performed on winter nights when inhabitants sat occupied by their work (making clothing from wool, wreathing horsehairs into ropes, cutting tools from wood, etc.) For seven centuries, this was icelanders' only branch of entertainment and it's only recently that this tradition has dissolved.
the Steindór Andersen ep contains six songs, three of which Sigur Rós accompany him on. Two songs feature Steindór alone and the last song on the cd is Steindór and his friend Sigurður Sigurðarson singing the poem Lžkurinn (the stream), recorded under the bridge of the stream by Sigur Rós's studio.
1000 copies of the cd were printed and sold in the spring tour of 2001, where Steindór joined the band to perform the songs from the ep. (here is a photo of Steindór performing with the band.) The cd was sold in a blank white paper case and the artwork on the cd itself was minimal. there are currently no plans to release this cd.
[MF] M4A - Lossless
2001.05.08 Irving Plaza, NYC - Re-master
A good performance and a fairly good quality recording although spoilt by clipping in the louder sections although some of the quieter songs are ok. For this reason I've only uploaded a 320mp3 version for the benefit of those who may have a specific interest in this particular concert.
01 Ný batterí
02 Nýja lagið
03 Viðrar vel til loftárása
05 Rimur - Hugann seiða svalli frá
06 Rimur - Fjöll í austri fagurblá
09 Olsen Olsen
2001.05.02 KCRW Radio Session
This event marked Sigur ros's 1st exposure to America. As Nic Harcourt, the host DJ says "Agaetis Bryjun is the most requested and continuously out of stock import that the record stores have" Its great to hear a young Sigur ros talking about the future especially in retrospect. There is some beautiful reverbed guitar playing on the begining of the Hafssol. Always makes me laugh hearing Kjarten blowing a quick raspberry at the end of Hafssól!
edit: This is the first lossless version Ive found of this one so is a huge improvement on the previous posted version. (first posted in 2008)
With thanks to 'Tranehead'
01 Olsen Olsen
[MF] MP3 download