Stream Rare Sigur Ros Demos From Their ‘ágætis byrjun’ Period

Posted: April 12, 2011 in News, News + Reviews
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I’ve kind of lost touch with Sigur Rós ever since the release of their very commerical sounding ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust‘ album in 2008, but I’ll never tire of listening to both the ‘ágætis byrjun‘ and ‘( )’ LP’s, which rank amongst my favourite of all time.  According to Pitchfork, the Icelandic band have issued a string of rare demos and live performance via their soundcloud page from around the time of ‘ágætis byrjun‘.  There’s a svefn-g-englardemo, a reversed version of ‘Starálfur‘, some live versions (including a spectacular rendition of ‘Ný batterí’) and other assorted tracks for you to stream, from what I consider their golden period.

Although their intrepid feathered frontman Jónsi has been keeping himself plentybusy, it’s been a little bit since we’ve heard a whispered Icelandic peep from bliss-pop heavyweights Sigur Rós. But now Consequence of Sound points out that the band has taken to their Soundcloud to post a wealth of unreleased material: a demo of “Svefn-g-englar” from 1999 that includes live cuts taken from the year before, as well as demos and “manipulations” from the sessions for their 2000 masterpiece Agaetis Byrjun. You can take a listen to the “Svefn-g-englar” demos above, and check out the rest of the stuff below. UPDATE: According to sigur-ros.co.uk, these demos have previously circulated and were just recently added to Soundcloud.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/42111-listen-sigur-ros-unreleased-demos-and-rarities/

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