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Sigur Rós — Með Suð í Eyrum
Album: Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Með sviðin augnahár
Og suð í eyrunum
Og silfurlituð tár
Og sót í augunum

Rauðglóandi andlit og
Eldurinn lýsir á
Mér svíður í lófana
Nákvæmlega sama

Með blóðugum höndum
Við berjum öll saman
Við trommurnar lömdum
Skítug í framan

Rauðglóandi andlit og
Eldurinn lýsir á
Mér svíður í lófana
Nákvæmlega sama

Mér svíður í lófana
Legg mig í mosann og
Svefninn, hann svífur á
Augunum loka vil

[English Translation:]

With singed eyebrows
And a buzz in the ears
And silver-colored tears
And soot in the eyes

Red-glowing face and
The fire shines on it
My palms are hurting
But I don't care.

With bloody hands
we all drum together.
We beat the drums
with dirt in our face

Red-glowing face and
The fire shines on it
My palms are hurting
But I don't care

My palms are hurting
I lie down in the moss and
The sleep is coming
I want to close my eyes
Comments (105)add comment
 BBoyes wrote:
If you like them I encourage you to get the Heima video - you can buy a digital download from the Sigur Ros website. The cinematography (scenes of Iceland as they toured for two weeks giving free, unscheduled concerts) is breathtaking and the music fabulous. Yeah, they are a bit offbeat but I find it humorous and wonderful: on Heima you can see making a marimba out of bits of volcanic rock which resonate when struck, for example. You can watch a trailer here: https://www.heima.co.uk/ 
 
I second this opinion. Heima is one fine film. Even if you don’t like the music, the movie is a 10 for the cinematography alone.
 blotto wrote:
utter crap.
 
...which describes your asinine comment perfectly
I really like Sigur Ros, although friends and family either seem to love or hate them - nothing in between. Not sure why that is.

If you like them I encourage you to get the Heima video - you can buy a digital download from the Sigur Ros website. The cinematography (scenes of Iceland as they toured for two weeks giving free, unscheduled concerts) is breathtaking and the music fabulous. Yeah, they are a bit offbeat but I find it humorous and wonderful: on Heima you can see making a marimba out of bits of volcanic rock which resonate when struck, for example. You can watch a trailer here: https://www.heima.co.uk/ 
so bad you had to say so twice. Or was it three times? Or four? Message heard. Press the alternative song button!
utter crap.
He is singing that we are the salt and the light of the earth.
 Oy, your correct I'm afraid, oh well, live, learn or hit mute
XTC's dear god sums it up
PA1749 wrote:
The translation is actually in the album cover art. It means a bunch of assholes running from an angry crowd of listeners.
 


 SlinkyJ wrote:
I don't get at all why anyone cares whether they're singing in Hopelandish or English or anything else. Let the music wash over you and experience it!
 
You said it, Slinky. Go with the flow — or if you're not in "that" kind of mood, try mute and come back later. 
  {#Chef}
 unclehud wrote:
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!
 
If you don't like what your're hearing here, switch to the Listener Review Channel.  Click the LRC/Upload tab at the top of this window.  You can acutally indicate whether you like the song or not.  In other words, your opinion counts for something over there.
 
You do realise there is a Rate! button, right?

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!
 
If you don't like what your're hearing here, switch to the Listener Review Channel.  Click the LRC/Upload tab at the top of this window.  You can acutally indicate whether you like the song or not.  In other words, your opinion counts for something over there.
some of the worst music I've ever heard in my life.
Sweet...RP sporting the Icelandic tunes; now where else can you hear that stuff?  NPR isn't even that progressive
A great example of nobody's perfect.
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 mrmagoo wrote:
<...> my head just exploded.
 
But yet you still type.


 MiracleDrug wrote:
okay here's a GOOD RULE...
if the band invents their OWN DAMN LANGUAGE

Vonlenska is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band, in particular by Jón Þór Birgisson. It is also commonly known by the English translation of its name, Hopelandic. It takes its name from "Von", a song on Sigur Rós's debut album Von where it was first used.

Vonlenska is a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, and differs from constructed languages that can be used for communication. It focuses entirely on the sounds of language; lacking grammar, meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, it consists of emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes;  in effect, Vonlenska uses the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing without the conceptual content of language. In this way, it is similar to the use of scat singing in vocal jazz. The band's website describes it as "a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music"; it is similar in concept to the 'nonsense' language often used by the Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of the syllable strings sung by Jón Þór Birgisson are repeated many times throughout each song, and in the case of ( ), throughout the whole album.


let THEM listen to it EXCLUSIVELY

 

...palaver
Stop It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is painful, uh oh, my head just exploded.
 SlinkyJ wrote:
I don't get at all why anyone cares whether they're singing in Hopelandish or English or anything else. Let the music wash over you and experience it!
 
exactly! {#Cheers} This is great and unique MUSIC, in case of this, don't care about the cover or whatever
Exactly, it's painfully horrible in any language.

 SlinkyJ wrote:
I don't get at all why anyone cares whether they're singing in Hopelandish or English or anything else. Let the music wash over you and experience it!
 


I don't get at all why anyone cares whether they're singing in Hopelandish or English or anything else. Let the music wash over you and experience it!
The translation is actually in the album cover art. It means a bunch of assholes running from an angry crowd of listeners.
okay here's a GOOD RULE...
if the band invents their OWN DAMN LANGUAGE

Vonlenska is a term used to describe the unintelligible lyrics sung by the band, in particular by Jón Þór Birgisson. It is also commonly known by the English translation of its name, Hopelandic. It takes its name from "Von", a song on Sigur Rós's debut album Von where it was first used.

Vonlenska is a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, and differs from constructed languages that can be used for communication. It focuses entirely on the sounds of language; lacking grammar, meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, it consists of emotive non-lexical vocables and phonemes;  in effect, Vonlenska uses the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing without the conceptual content of language. In this way, it is similar to the use of scat singing in vocal jazz. The band's website describes it as "a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music"; it is similar in concept to the 'nonsense' language often used by the Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of the syllable strings sung by Jón Þór Birgisson are repeated many times throughout each song, and in the case of ( ), throughout the whole album.


let THEM listen to it EXCLUSIVELY

 drews wrote:
That front cover, what's going on here? Three naked guys chasing a naked girl cross country? What happens to the girl? Does she get away? Does the rear cover show what happened next?
  

Looks like the Icelanders have finally discovered streaking.
 Cynaera wrote:
I never know what to post about this group, because I only speak/read English.  The music is wonderful, though - very conducive to my goal of relaxing, chilling, and getting back to my roots. I hope the words aren't something Goth or death-metal - that would sorta ruin it for me.
 
What if you found out the words weren't even words at all.  This particular song is sung in Icelandic, but a lot of their stuff is a sort of consistent gibberish.

Sigur Ros, preceded by Alexei Murdoch by 3 songs. double the suckage.
Perfect for the Perseids...
Right, then.  This picture is just too silly. It'll have to go.  Right now.
Ha ha! *Points* "bums!"
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote: 
Wow!  That is just gorgeous.  It really fits with the music.
I really hope to see them live someday. 
Thanks. 
 pinnyrat wrote:

I know a guy who did that once.  There was a polar bear involved.

 
I've heard once you've had polar bear, you never go back.

I never know what to post about this group, because I only speak/read English.  The music is wonderful, though - very conducive to my goal of relaxing, chilling, and getting back to my roots. I hope the words aren't something Goth or death-metal - that would sorta ruin it for me.



I really enjoy Sigur Rós.  

I highly recommend the documentary film Heima.  

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094594/

Even if you can only half-tolerate the band, it is a visually stunning look at Iceland and its people.

 



 ick wrote:

Icelandic porn.

 
I know a guy who did that once.  There was a polar bear involved.

 drews wrote:
That front cover, what's going on here? Three naked guys chasing a naked girl cross country? What happens to the girl? Does she get away? Does the rear cover show what happened next?
 
Icelandic porn.

Some serious love and hate goin' on in the comments.  Put me in the love category.
make it stop.
negative zero rating.
Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum
Michael Nyman - Drowning By Number 3
David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone
Elbow - The Birds

Oh god, this might be the most perfect set I've ever heard on RP. Thank you a lot Bill!
just because
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm liking this song - it's eerie and soothing at the same time, and very tuneful. {#Sunny}
 
{#High-five} I like your description.

They do a song worse than this. Zero is not low enough
Gawd this is horrible.
That front cover, what's going on here? Three naked guys chasing a naked girl cross country? What happens to the girl? Does she get away? Does the rear cover show what happened next?
 macadavy wrote:

Once in your life you could party in Reykjavik!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk#Nightlife
 
Been there, done that. Had dinner at the Pearl. Breakfast at the national art museum. Even had a drink with President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson at Bessastaoir, Iceland's White House. Kept my clothes on most of the time.


 peacockangel wrote:

4 asses total ~ the gender on the first runner might be of the fairer sex?

 
Yup. I think the lead runner is female. Long hair. Pear shaped butt. Right arm flung out in typical 'runs like a girl' fashion.

And it may explain why the three naked guys are running after her... (suddenly the scene takes on an ominous and disturbing tone)


Do not run naked in the roadway; stick to the grassy fields. {#Sunny}
 NewFee wrote:
Hmmm.... I think Bill is playing at something here.

The previous song in this set was by the "Butch Baldassari Trio"

Now I just counted three guys showing their bald asses on the cover of this album. Not sure how butch they are though. Maybe the name was an unconscious trigger for Bill, or he is even more twisted that I gave him credit for.

And to comment on Sigur Ros: I first heard them while driving a rented Landcruiser from Darwin to Perth about three years ago, while living in Oz with my wife and two young boys. Her sister joined us on that trip, and played her latest 'find'. Wasn't convinced about SR at first but they grew on me. They had a lot of time to grow on me as we spent a hell of a lot of time in that truck. That chunk of Australia has some spectacular sights separated by a whole lot of not much...

 
4 asses total ~ the gender on the first runner might be of the fairer sex?

 NewFee wrote:
Hmmm.... I think Bill is playing at something here.

The previous song in this set was by the "Butch Baldassari Trio"

Now I just counted three guys showing their bald asses on the cover of this album. Not sure how butch they are though. Maybe the name was an unconscious trigger for Bill, or he is even more twisted that I gave him credit for.

And to comment on Sigur Ros: I first heard them while driving a rented Landcruiser from Darwin to Perth about three years ago, while living in Oz with my wife and two young boys. Her sister joined us on that trip, and played her latest 'find'. Wasn't convinced about SR at first but they grew on me. They had a lot of time to grow on me as we spent a hell of a lot of time in that truck. That chunk of Australia has some spectacular sights separated by a whole lot of not much...

 
Maybe it was the sheer scale of the Outback that helped. I drove around Iceland for 8 days listening to them and that pretty much did it for me. I am hooked. Their music is as vast as the country.

Hmmm.... I think Bill is playing at something here.

The previous song in this set was by the "Butch Baldassari Trio"

Now I just counted three guys showing their bald asses on the cover of this album. Not sure how butch they are though. Maybe the name was an unconscious trigger for Bill, or he is even more twisted that I gave him credit for.

And to comment on Sigur Ros: I first heard them while driving a rented Landcruiser from Darwin to Perth about three years ago, while living in Oz with my wife and two young boys. Her sister joined us on that trip, and played her latest 'find'. Wasn't convinced about SR at first but they grew on me. They had a lot of time to grow on me as we spent a hell of a lot of time in that truck. That chunk of Australia has some spectacular sights separated by a whole lot of not much...

 shutter wrote:
Idunno, I always kinda liked this band.  Their music is a bit soothing, I guess - IMO.
 

Yeah, like nails on a chalkboard soothing.
Ugh, I don't get this band, and their Kermit the Frog sounding singer...

Idunno, I always kinda liked this band.  Their music is a bit soothing, I guess - IMO.
Haven't heard any SR on RP for quite awhile, and I must say, They still suck, immensely.

Less SR please, as in none.

 rdo wrote:

Play more from Ágætis byrjun, a first rate CD.  The current RP selection for SR is so-so.


 
Noted.  And appreciated.

I'm liking this song - it's eerie and soothing at the same time, and very tuneful. {#Sunny}
Interesting!  I almost went to Iceland for a job interview, have seen some really interesting movies from there.  Per usual another group to expand my horizons.  The follow up is a track from Pink Floyd - too much - phenomenal! 


Babies CAN sing!

Play more from Ágætis byrjun, a first rate CD.  The current RP selection for SR is so-so.


 macadavy wrote:

Once in your life you could party in Reykjavik!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk#Nightlife
 

Beer was banned in Iceland until 1989! Say it ain't so, Joe. I guess they have some catching up to do.

See wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Day_(Iceland)
 TheGodsCanDance wrote:
Oooh, I do like. Combination of otherworldliness and under-the-skin music. But I have to admit, it could be the alcohol talking. This time of night, I am just as likely to bond with weird Icelandic tunes as I am to retrieve my illicit collection of Backstreet Boys from under my bed, release the inner shameless hussy and do my own version of the SR cover art.
{#Bananapiano}        
 
Once in your life you could party in Reykjavik!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk#Nightlife


 sirdroseph wrote:


Yea, I am totally with you man, I swear I just don't get this bands popularity.{#Stupid}
 

He he, may be you should try to live in Iceland for a while, "eat dry fermented shark and dry fish and drink Brennivin" (quote by an Icelandic friend)
I love Sigur Rós ! But then, I lived in Iceland for some years...

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust?: a little penicillin should clear that up.


 blotto wrote:
If I was to be stuck on a deserted island for an extended period of time, and I had a choice between Sigur Ros and Country music as my only music, I'd take the Country Music, and I fn hate Country music.
 

Yea, I am totally with you man, I swear I just don't get this bands popularity.{#Stupid}
Good to hear this!
 TheGodsCanDance wrote:
Oooh, I do like. Combination of otherworldliness and under-the-skin music. But I have to admit, it could be the alcohol talking. This time of night, I am just as likely to bond with weird Icelandic tunes as I am to retrieve my illicit collection of Backstreet Boys from under my bed, release the inner shameless hussy and do my own version of the SR cover art.
{#Bananapiano}        
 

Funny - great visual!
Fantastic music from this group.

Saw their concert in Luxemburg. Great!

In concert for the first hour I could not tell if the lead singer was male or female. His voice did not help. It is funny how singers  always like to dress as bizar as possible.
Oooh, I do like. Combination of otherworldliness and under-the-skin music. But I have to admit, it could be the alcohol talking. This time of night, I am just as likely to bond with weird Icelandic tunes as I am to retrieve my illicit collection of Backstreet Boys from under my bed, release the inner shameless hussy and do my own version of the SR cover art.
{#Bananapiano}        


 blotto wrote:
If I was to be stuck on a deserted island for an extended period of time, and I had a choice between Sigur Ros and Country music as my only music, I'd take the Country Music, and I fn hate Country music.
 

I'd be happy with both American country music and/or Sigur Ros.

Don't know Icelanders well enough to decide whether I'd wish the island was inhabited by American red necks or Icelanders.   Leaving aside the global politics for the moment, I reckon American red necks are way up there on the decent, trust worthy scale.




Beautiful piano . . . and all those other interesting sounding voices and noises.
 fredriley wrote:

Over this side of the Pond, blow (in my smoking days, at least) always referred to grass or hash, not anything harder. Two nations separated by a common language, eh? ;-)

 

Grass, hashish, we're good.  :-)   We just wouldn't call it "blow".

Despite subtle language differences, I wouldn't expect too many people in either the UK or NA to brag about consuming opiates.  Folks tend to keep that kinda thing to themselves.

So, does this mean, to use a phrase from the 'literature', that you "matured out" of the cannabis consumption?  hehe


If I was to be stuck on a deserted island for an extended period of time, and I had a choice between Sigur Ros and Country music as my only music, I'd take the Country Music, and I fn hate Country music.
 westslope wrote:

Clarification: Are you calling heroin rolls spliffs? In these parts, 'blow' is either heroin or cocaine but I'm not entirely sure as I don't frequent either sub-culture.  It is NEVER cannabis.

 
Over this side of the Pond, blow (in my smoking days, at least) always referred to grass or hash, not anything harder. Two nations separated by a common language, eh? ;-)

 blotto wrote:
I just threw up a little.
 

"This band is like a party in the mouth!  And everybody's starting to throw up."

Not sure who I'm paraphrasing, but I thought it was funny.
 fredriley wrote:

After the recent catastrophic collapse of the Iceland economy with all the banks going tits-up, I suspect that Sigur Ros and Bjork are Iceland's major foreign currency earners. If they are "drop-outs" that was a smart move - look what would have happened had they gone into banking. That said, SR are like aural Mogadon to this listener, though in my blow-smoking days I'm sure I'd have smoked many a spliff spaced out to this sort of music.
 

Yeah!   Wouldn't that be funny if Sigur Ros and Bjork and a few other musicians got together and decide who should be the next finance minister.   LOL!

Clarification: Are you calling heroin rolls spliffs? In these parts, 'blow' is either heroin or cocaine but I'm not entirely sure as I don't frequent either sub-culture.  It is NEVER cannabis.


 1wolfy wrote:
Could this be spiritual music ?  
 
No.

 westslope wrote:

Nope.  These are just a bunch of Icelandic drop-outs that decided to not go into fishing or investment banking.

 
After the recent catastrophic collapse of the Iceland economy with all the banks going tits-up, I suspect that Sigur Ros and Bjork are Iceland's major foreign currency earners. If they are "drop-outs" that was a smart move - look what would have happened had they gone into banking. That said, SR are like aural Mogadon to this listener, though in my blow-smoking days I'm sure I'd have smoked many a spliff spaced out to this sort of music.


 ruralfree wrote:
Perfect for this Friday as I sip some whiskey and try and wrap up my day.
 

I could use some whiskey about now....this band has that effect on me.   Wait a minute, that's not such a bad thing, after all!  {#Drunk}
 1wolfy wrote:
Could this be spiritual music ?  
 

Nope.  These are just a bunch of Icelandic drop-outs that decided to not go into fishing or investment banking.

I own the CD and the first few bars made me stop.


 Kittee wrote:
Very awesome and I love the CD cover lol.
 
I agree.
Well, not necessarily the cover part.

Guys rears...{#Hand}
Gawd I cannot stand this band.
I swear the hair on the back of my neck stands up now, whenever I hear the first few notes. I try to ride it out, but as soon as I hear the vocals, my stomach starts geting queasy, and I get a bit dizzy, like I am going to black out.

Mute,
Patiently watching the mini player for the band to change.
tick tick tick
Fast Forward 3 minutes,
Sigur Ros gone
I'm much better now, Thanks.


 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
I've never understood that whole streaking phenomenom.
 

Are they streaking in Iceland?


Perfect for this Friday as I sip some whiskey and try and wrap up my day.
this is really beautiful music..
they get better and better...
this music gives me goosebumps...and yet they have toned down the atmospherics...
it feels a little more organic and dare i say loose. they are unique.
'Twinkling buttocks'
Watch out for that fenc....
mute
I've never understood that whole streaking phenomenom.
 blotto wrote:
I just threw up a little.
Me too.  First reaction...meh.  Second reaction...urp.  Third reaction...mute.


I just threw up a little.
Absolutely fantastic album!  It is very celebratory.
Seriously, you just played another song from this album only one hour ago...I'm beginning to get a little sick of these guys. I really liked the first song that that used to be in heavy rotation, but the rest just get on my nerves. Overall, I have to say I'm really not impressed.

11:10 pm Sigur Rós Við spilum endalaust
12:06 am Sigur Rós Með Suð í Eyrum

Wow! BillG is really obsessed with this group! {#Eek}
 Gregorama wrote:
I like their sound.  But at the risk of sounding xenophobic, I wish they would sing some in English.  My Icelandic is rusty...
 
I'm not sure even good Icelandic would help here.  They've been singing lately in their own made-up "language".  Sounds like more of that.
 
Very Nice......
One of the best songs i've ever heard from Sigur Ros.
Yet, one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life.

Very awesome and I love the CD cover lol.
Gorgeous...just gorgeous.
Could this be spiritual music ?  
 Thistle wrote:
This is a band I wish I played in — dedicated to it's art.  Like Radiohead in this way.  Instead I am forced by circumstance to schlock it out in a cover band. 

(((((SIGH)))))
 
Aww, I think you just want to play with them 'cos they're naked! {#Lol}

But seriously, good luck with your musical career.

This is a band I wish I played in — dedicated to it's art.  Like Radiohead in this way.  Instead I am forced by circumstance to schlock it out in a cover band. 

(((((SIGH)))))
Don't know what it is, but the first notes made me stop on my tracks.  Not very good for work productivity.  And I know the album very well so what is it that always make me want more?  This band is one of the few that satisfy my music cravings right now.
I first heard Sigur Ros on NPR and was totally blown away. Thanks Bill for playing this most outstanding group of musicians{#Notworthy}
Gregorama wrote:
I like their sound. But at the risk of sounding xenophobic, I wish they would sing some in English. My Icelandic is rusty...

There is one song on the new CD that is sung in English, 'All Alright', but they might as well have sung it in Icelandic, cause you can't understand it anyway.

 KevinM wrote:

The song's been on a grand total of 5 seconds and you rate it a 1?

 

you noticed that too!?!
I like their sound.  But at the risk of sounding xenophobic, I wish they would sing some in English.  My Icelandic is rusty...
Excelsior wrote:
Two Sigur Ros songs within an HOUR of each other.

Wow, just... wow.

The song's been on a grand total of 5 seconds and you rate it a 1?

Two Sigur Ros songs within an HOUR of each other.

Wow, just... wow.