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SIGUR ROS - Ny Batteri

Format: mCD
Label & Cat.Number: Fat Cat Rec CDFAT039
Release Year: 2006
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €9.00

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“Following the near unprecedented reception for their debut EP, ‘Svefn-G-Englar’, Iceland’s Sigur Rós deliver an equally extraordinary second record in the shape of ‘Ný Batterí’. As with its sold-out predecessor, ‘Ný Batterí’ comes as a four track EP with three otherwise unavailable new compositions. First track ‘Rafmagnið Búið’ (trans. ‘Electricity Over’) is a remix based around the brass section from ‘Ný Batterí’ (‘New Battery’), which follows (and is taken from the group’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Ágaetis Byrjun’. Third track ‘Bíum Bíum Bambaló’ is a breathtaking rendition of an old Icelandic lullaby, which research reveals has never been recorded before, being handed down instead by oral tradition. The last track is ‘Dánarfregnir Og Jarðarfarir’, which translates as something like ‘Death Announcement and Funerals’. This is based on the Iceland radio service which each day announces to the nation who has died and what their funeral arrangements are. This is “theme” music, as interpreted by Sigur Rós.
The last two tracks have been chosen for the soundtrack of ‘Angels Of The Universe’, a forthcoming movie from Oscar-nominated Icelandic film director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, which is based on a book by winner of the Karen Blixen prize for literature, Einar Mar Gudmundsson. Following their inclusion on this limited edition EP, both ‘Bíum Bíum Bambaló’ and ‘Dánarfregnir Og Jarðarfarir’ will be available only on the ‘Angels Of The Universe’ soundtrack.” [label info]