Sigur Rós released Valtari in 2012; it was their sixth studio album, their last as a four-piece band, and came out after some drama – the band recorded another album that seems to have been scrapped in 2009.
As part of this project, the band commissioned fourteen films to go with its various tracks. Intriguingly, they simply asked the film-makers to make whatever they wished (hence the ‘mystery’), saying …
“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it will be interesting.”
You can see the movies here, but I thought it would also be cool to run the series on this blog, just for the hell of it. So here is the first one, I’ll post the other thirteen daily.
FILM #1: ÉG ANDA BY RAGNAR KJARTANSSON
first useful pop video in history. file under: educational. – ragnar kjartansson