Have you heard? Sigur rós will be releasing a new album titled Valtari on May 28th. Valtari means road roller in Icelandic (like the one in the pic), it is also slang for a really strong shot of alcohol. In Q, Sigur rós bassist Georg Hólm said that the album lives up to its name as “the music kind of just rolls over you. In a good way”. The song “Ekki múkk” which means “Not a sound” as in “I don’t want to hear another sound from you kid” can be heard in the accompanying video up above.
Valtari tracklist and what they mean in Icelandic.
01. Ég anda (means “I breath”)
02. Ekki múkk (means “Not a sound”)
03. Varúð (means “Warning” or “To be on guard”)
04. Rembihnútur (means “Untiable knot”)
05. Dauðalogn (means “Dead still” as in “Dead still wind”)
06. Varðeldur (means “Bonfire”)
07. Valtari (means “Road roller”)
08. Fjögur píanó (means “Four pianos”)
Following the release of the album, Sigur rós will be touring. See the tour dates here below as published on Consequence of Sound.
There’s something so elating about the old-film analogue flickering layers and the ship crossing the horizon.. the lulling calmness settling into me. Yes, the time they’ve been gone felt like forever. The new album is going to be released on May 28th.
Sigh. Felt so nostalgic grabbing my old Icelandic dictionary looking up “valtari” in the thousand and three variations Baetke always suggests.
Ólafur Arnalds - Ljósið (Official Music Video) (by oliarnalds)
Seeing him tomorrow night. Could actually burst from excitement until then.
Three years ago I was sitting on a small wooden stool just in front of the tiny stage, literally within a hand’s reach from his piano. Now we’ll be seated in a 300-capacity concert hall and the tickets were bought months ago, shortly before the venue was sold out.