Sigur Ros

On occasion I allow my personal life to bleed over and contaminate the lovely and witty pages of TWF.  It doesn’t happen all that often, but I do feel as the sole author, writer, and creative personality behind this blog that I can afford myself the luxury to pretty much say whatever the heck I want.  As some of you may remember, and as a scant few of you worried, I talked about landing a job in the wonderful city of Shanghai and possibly moving there soon.  Let me simply say that the amount of ma fan {trouble in Chinese} involved in this process reminds me a lot of movie Waterworld; I’m struggling to find a piece of land to put my feet on.

For a long time I’ve found comfort and peace in the songs of the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.  If you’ve been reading, or just listening, here on TWF for any amount of time at all I do hope that you’ve found yourself enjoying their music as well.  During the past month I’ve really been loving the sounds of their latest album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (amazon) (itunes), and I’ve come to appreciate the track Ára bátur more and more throughout successive listening.

mp3 : Sigur Ros – Ára bátur

What makes this track even more impressive, and what proved to be the deciding factor in me posting it here today, was what I recently read about this track.  Ára bátur was recorded in a live format, in one take, with over 90 musicians on the track {including the London Sinfonietta and the London Oratory Boy’s Choir}.  This song encompasses the magic of Sigur Ros and has worked to calm my mind and heart as I attempt to stumble my way into a job decision.  I hope it helps you as well.

If you’re interested in listening to the entire album, which I quite strongly recommend, Sigur Ros has graciously made this possible by following this link.

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6 thoughts on “Sigur Ros”

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I just arrived in Italy last week for a job, and it has been one of the most taxing things I’ve had to go through. I can’t even imagine going to China.

  2. I’m glad that you are enjoying Sigur Ros. They have been and remain to be my favorite band since 2001. Truly beautiful music, nothing like it.

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