New Music: Sigur Rós’ ‘Voltari’
Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 05.30.12 | 10:51 AM ET
The Icelandic band, whose ambient, ethereal sound evokes the cool, steaming landscape of its native country, has released a new album, Valtari.
Most reviews find the album to be a lot like the band’s other stuff. As the Washington Post put it: “Ultimately the band’s commitment to pleasant but forgettable ambient soundscapes represents a sort of Rorschach test for listeners. One person’s transcendent experience is another’s somnambulant snooze.”
Funny the critic used “snooze.” For me, Sigur Rós has always made music to wake up to.
From the new album: