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Sigur Rós — Untitled Track 8
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6.4

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Total ratings: 1189









Released: 1997
Length: 11:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
''This song is Hopelandic; it has no lyrics.''
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 Ptijoc wrote:
After love with my girl, listen to Sigur Ros is very good. Try it!
 
When can she come over?
I like the first half....but it's the only song that always generates a "What the F%*k are you listening to" from downstairs.  Every....single....time.
 Nat wrote:
I just played this at home and I thought, "That was tremendous, I wonder what kind of comments it got on RP." I was surprised and a little saddened to read so many negative comments. So I asked my daughter what she thought. "Good" she says. She's 5, and clearly knows what she's talking about!
 

After love with my girl, listen to Sigur Ros is very good. Try it!
so many amazeballs songs. Maybe its the epic traditional, dramatic chords that people keep bashing on but they slay me. Luv them.
 outunderstars wrote:

They do sing in an artificial language.  Hauntingly beautiful.

 
"This song is Hopelandic; it has no lyrics." See Lyrics box at left...
This piece is fascinating!!!
Hmm, Radiohead-y. Interesting, awesome!
Quite possibly the best piece of music ever created.  Even better live with brass and string sections.
 sonicsurfer wrote:
weirdly fits with my desperation dealing with my mother's decent into Alzheimer's dementia.
 ok, not "weirdly" as RP is the the song track of my life.
 
Totally agree with RP having become the "soundtrack of my Life", and am sadly understanding of that horror and weirdness of watching my mother disappear into Alzheimers. In her case, Early Onset - began at 58 (my age now) and "gone" by 63, yet another 11 years to die. My heart goes out to you @sonicsurfer.
weirdly fits with my desperation dealing with my mother's decent into Alzheimer's dementia.
 ok, not "weirdly" as RP is the the song track of my life.
Weird and compelling.   Thanks for playing.   
So powerful hearing this live in concert.
DAMMIT !!!!   PSD IS NOT WORKING !!!!!!!!!
I love this whole album, thanks for playing.
 brewcity wrote:
Wow that was really painful! Rather get a root canal then listen to the end of this song again!!!

{#Beat}

 

For me the first couple minutes were frustrating, but after that it was all amazing.  At first I wondered why I had previously rated it as high as 8, and then I wondered why I hadn't rated it a 9 or 10.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
How long is it?


 
:D :D :D :D :D
12 minutes of puzzlement, amazement and eventually, delight. Had to use Shazaam to find the name since I was listening to a very old cd that I burned while listening to RP. I think the non-English vocals add to the flavor. Once of the best crescendos ever.  Good job of finding this, Bill.
10 with no doubts for this masterpiece full of beauty. 
I just played this at home and I thought, "That was tremendous, I wonder what kind of comments it got on RP." I was surprised and a little saddened to read so many negative comments. So I asked my daughter what she thought. "Good" she says. She's 5, and clearly knows what she's talking about!
 westslope wrote:

Agreed.  May have to reach for the credit card and Amazon.ca. 

The wife—a linguist—says that they sing in an Artificial Language.


 
They do sing in an artificial language.  Hauntingly beautiful.

 jktravl wrote:

Probably the most interesting band to look out a window pane in a very long time. more sigur ros please!


 

Agreed.  May have to reach for the credit card and Amazon.ca. 

The wife—a linguist—says that they sing in an Artificial Language.


How long is it?


Of course I have no idea what this guy is ever saying, but I can't think of anyone who knows how to build drama in a song better than this guy.

Me likee. 
Wow that was really painful! Rather get a root canal then listen to the end of this song again!!!

{#Beat}
Whenever I hear howling cats I think of this song.
Creepy, creative, arty, weird, cool.  Wish I was in this band....

Probably the most interesting band to look out a window pane in a very long time. more sigur ros please!


Much better than the new album, I'm glad this is getting play as well.
TanteJensen wrote:
- Hey listen, I got another melody line that I think is quite catchy.
- Ok, see, if we can make up some text in that uncomprehensive fake language of ours to that.
- Yeah, how about "aaaaaahh eeeeeeeh"?
- Hey, that's good! Now for the second line ... umm.
- ... umm ...
- Why don't we sing the first line again? I think those are very strong lyrics.
- Yeah! Cool! And for third?
- Umm, oh sod it.

I think you nailed it.  {#Puke}
 anchoresse wrote:
i saw this performed a few weeks ago in the middle of gorgeous theatre in the midst of tornado. beyond beautiful. pretty much everyone in the audience had to fight back tears at least once during the show.
 
ditto - top stuff

when in the mood, lie on the sofa close your eyes and listen to the whole () album. Transforming... (I guess some of the critics here only will say "yeah, had a good sleep". Ain't so. Its more like going to a movie that has not been made yet, accoustical tickling triggering an epic saga and amazing landscapes. Very relaxing) majestic is a good word one of you used further below
- Hey listen, I got another melody line that I think is quite catchy. - Ok, see, if we can make up some text in that uncomprehensive fake language of ours to that. - Yeah, how about: "aaaaaahh eeeeeeeh"? - Hey, that's good! Now for the second line ... umm. - ... umm ... - Why don't we sing the first line again? I think those are very strong lyrics. - Yeah! Cool! And for third? - Umm, oh sod it.
i saw this performed a few weeks ago in the middle of gorgeous theatre in the midst of tornado. beyond beautiful. pretty much everyone in the audience had to fight back tears at least once during the show.
rockasaurus wrote:
Interesting musical progression: Insipid ---> repetitive ---> annoying ---> headache inducing ---> turn off my speakers before I throw them out the freaking window.
I am finding myself having similar reactions to this band. I had this rated at 8--God only knows why--now down to 2. Sounds like a cat in heat.
gah! my ears!
this sucks. it's painful!
Interesting musical progression: Insipid ---> repetitive ---> annoying ---> headache inducing ---> turn off my speakers before I throw them out the freaking window.
That was good............ I too want to know about this band!!
Very, Very cool song.. :-)
The 4 horseman, modernized.
WOW, WOW,WOW!!! That was great, love that track. Does anyone know anything about this album?
oldviolin wrote:
I would like to hear it performed live just once...
I have, and Sigur Ros is amazing live. Don't miss them if you get the chance.
I would like to hear it performed live just once...
HAHA.....i can relate. elections coming, tho....hard to imagine it getting any worse. quote="Frater_Kork wrote:
I'm scandinavian, and I certainly don't listen to this emo wailing. Generally it's the news from abroad that gets us down. ;)
Up to a 9.
6 -> 8
DrLex wrote:
Anyone have another lame cat joke?
It's just a fixed association in my head now, overdone as the jokes may be: Sigur Ros = feline from hell
I'm really into this. It's not exactly making me happy though :)
is this a "who died tragically" theme set? a long set, too....very long....
hippiechick wrote:
If this is what Scandanavians listen to, no wonder they're depressed!
I'm scandinavian, and I certainly don't listen to this emo wailing. Generally it's the news from abroad that gets us down. ;)
DrLex wrote:
Anyone have another lame cat joke?
Cat in heat NOT getting some. :)
One of my favorite songs in the world. Absolutely thunderous live.
Sugar my RIOS! Ohhh baby!
Anyone have another lame cat joke?
Cat in heat getting some!
Every time before they perform this live they have to go to the animal shelter and get a new cat.
Ick! edit: That was terrible!
sukilau wrote:
karaoke gone bad
Wilco gone bad, which is redundant, come to think of it. Wilco gone badder.
fissmoll wrote:
Beautiful and hypnotic, but that's just me.
Not just you: I like to think of myself as "beautiful and hypnotic", too.
Will someone please leave that cat alone!?!
Are there so many RP listeners who have a "buffer overrun" when listening to an elaborated piece of art longer than 3 minutes? If you let yourself free you can meditate in a finale furioso and can wake up repowered. Thx Bill!
I can recognize that I would normally hate this song, but at 10am Sunny Saturday morning in Seattle reading about wine with the windows open it is just perfect; 7.
Beautiful and hypnotic, but that's just me.
Pyro wrote:
I really like SR, but admit it's a mood thing. Great when I'm in the mood, not so much when I'm not. Today, it works!!
Agreed. First listen, gave it a 1. Today, second listen, bumped it to 7. Sounds nice and radioheadish today.
karaoke gone bad
major suckage!
Why are the worst songs also the longest??
Practice makes perfect. :puke:
auburntigerrich wrote:
I get it. Definately mood music for a particular time and place (i.e. 11pm on a foggy night, walking through a field). It would be tolerable, however, without the vocals. Do what now? Has anyone out there heard of a band called Lanterna?(click here)
What he said! But I think the interminable strangled cat sounds are what get to some people :eek:
My first 2!
Boy, that went on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on . . .
:yawn: 9:30 am. Traying to get the work day started. This DOES NOT help! Ugh! ---- 5 minutes later... Cheezum Cripes! Is this the longest "song" in Paradise's repertoire? Good thing I can already see there's Beatles coming to save the morning. Is this song Bill's way of showing us what purgatory is like, if we don't keep up with the memeber's contributions!? YAAARGH!
rcurrier wrote:
You sound just like my Dad. In 1968.
:cheesygrin: NICE! Agreed!
arcas2000 wrote:
Dear God, make it stop.
It has to be almost over. It just has to be..
I get it. Definately mood music for a particular time and place (i.e. 11pm on a foggy night, walking through a field). It would be tolerable, however, without the vocals. Do what now? Has anyone out there heard of a band called Lanterna?(click here) freeone1 wrote:
This actually compelled me off of the couch to see who this was. Awesome stuff. I think you either 'get' this music or you 'don't'. Disappointed to see that so many RP listeners 'don't'.
I really like SR, but admit it's a mood thing. Great when I'm in the mood, not so much when I'm not. Today, it works!!
I like this group, but I have to admit their sound is more northern winterlands than southern California.
absolute crap. Worse than" My Morning Jacket". RP gets muted for the first time.
Ditto. electronicshaman wrote:
I'm a fan of Sigur Ros but I have to agree on this one waaaayyyy too long especially for the middle of a work day
Dear God, make it stop.
electronicshaman wrote:
I'm a fan of Sigur Ros but I have to agree on this one waaaayyyy too long especially for the middle of a work day
Well it's 10 pm now here in Germany - a better fitting time for this. Too long? This track evolves perfectly, it couldn't be any second shorter. I'm melting every time I hear it. :jump: P.S.: Rated 6.2 after >550 votes. Seems that those appreciating it just enjoy instead of typing polemic remarks?
I'm a fan of Sigur Ros but I have to agree on this one waaaayyyy too long especially for the middle of a work day
:yawn:
ad4tise wrote:
Sounds like a bunch of banging noise, nothing else.
You sound just like my Dad. In 1968.
The drumming is excellent, but the melody gets annoying. Is that... "tortilla" I hear?
...think I recall this song from the "Alvin & The Chipmunks Go To Hell" soundtrak.
Icelandic version of Floyd's 'Echoes'...I don't know what that means...but I just said it, so there.
Any connection to Morning Jacket?
:drummer:
There are so many wonderful long pieces by real musicians that could be played. This untitled thing is to music what Merce Cunningham is to dance: overrated, impossible to understand, darling of the doyens of esoterica, and interminable wholesale bull-bleep.
Reminds me of Radiohead
I just want to see if I can add a comment :dance:
:wall:
A guy in my office turned me on to this band. I burned a CD of theirs, headed off to my car, drove up north a 100 miles or so and really, really had to change this disc after about fifty miles. It almost put me to sleep, almost put me under that tracker trailer truck. Thank God I had some Wilco in the car! Tweedy saved my day (and my life, no doubt). This song is too self absorbed.
I'm thinkin about to invent a my own language too....
madtowner11 wrote:
My god, make it stop.
Guess they figgered they needed something to do during the endless Icelandic winters so why not play a song.
I agree, GOD, MAKE IT STOP. This song never ends. Sounds like a bunch of banging noise, nothing else.
madtowner11 wrote:
My god, make it stop. I originally rated it a two but by the end of the "song" it was a 1. I'd go lower if I could. Blah.
Seven minutes and counting - I'm with you.
My god, make it stop. I originally rated it a two but by the end of the "song" it was a 1. I'd go lower if I could. Blah.
Sounds like the scary music played at Halloween to scare trick-or-treaters.
I like Sigur Ros, but find many of their songs too long to hold my interest.
I once heard this genre described as "Space Rock" A favorite on this CD remains track 4 (a.k.a. njósnavélin / the nothing song) which was featured in Vanilla Sky.
Love it! They are excellent in concert as well!
:drummer: :guitarist: :war: Pure Genius!! This band Rocks!
If this is what Scandanavians listen to, no wonder they're depressed!
Not as good as first album or the last (Tak). I think it's because the lyrics are comprehensible
This track, among others is (or was, as of not too long ago) available for free on their web site. A very interesting, creative band.
Perfect.
Epicentrically awesome
So great!!! :drummer: :drummer: :bananajam:
this song is getting on my nerves. First lowered the volume, then switched it off completely. Aaaahhhh... silence can sound so good - I give silence a 10, where can I do that?
I wanted to re-rate my first assesment of this but realized that a 1 is already the lowest.....
handyrae wrote:
I suppose I should be a good wife and tell my husband about this band because I bet he'd love them. But then I'd have to listen to their music and no good could come of that, so I think I'll just keep it my little (horrible) secret.
A dirtier trick would be hard to imagine :lol:
justlistening wrote:
excremen.. I mean excruciating
In this case to-ma-to, to-mah-to.
Darkmatter wrote:
That is because the singer Jón ßor Birgisson is singing in hopelandic on this album, a language he made up entirely on his own. :smile:
clearly, glockman was being facetious about wanting the lyrics.
Sigur Ros/ Sugar Ray/ Shivaree. Any connection? Huh? HUH??
I love this whole cd..herbalicious with the lights off and kalidescope goin :meditate:
excremen.. I mean excruciating
jayvee2 wrote:
Pretentious, self-absorbed, and really not all that good. Please make it stop!!!