Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sigur Rós - 2007 - Hvarf-Heim

Sigur Ros

Hvarf (disappeared or haven)
1. "Salka" [The name of Georg's stepdaughter], previously unreleased
2. "Hljómalind" (Formerly known as "Rokklagið" ["The Rock Song"]), previously unreleased
3. "Í Gær" (Formerly known as "Lagið Í Gær") ["Yesterday"], previously unreleased
4. "Von" ["Hope"], original version on Von
5. "Hafsól" ["Sea Sun"], same version as on Hoppípolla, original version on Von

Heim (home)
1. "Samskeyti" ["Extension"], original version on ( )
2. "Starálfur" ["Staring Elf"], original version on Ágætis byrjun
3. "Vaka" [The name of Orri's daughter], original version on ( )
4. "Ágætis Byrjun" ["An alright start"], original version on Ágætis byrjun
5. "Heysátan" ["The Haystack"], original version on Takk...
6. "Von" ["Hope"], original version on Von

"hvarf-heim' is a double companion record to the film "heima". it has two titles because it is in effect two separate, but complementary, entities, with two front covers and a limited edition run of two discs. open it one way and it's 'hvarf' ("disappeared" or "haven"), a five track electric studio record comprising mainly unreleased rarities from sigur rós's back-pages, none of which is on 'heima'. open it the other way and it's 'heim' ("home"), a six track acoustic record, comprising delicate new unplugged versions of some of sigur rós's best moments, which have never been performed before.

the band were originally asked to deliver a traditional live album to go with the live film, but thinking about it, with sigur rós that wasn't ever going to happen, and what we have here in 'hvarf-heim' is hopefully more stimulating and exciting than some will-this-do? toss-offs of songs they honed to perfection in the studio aeons ago.

'hvarf-heim' features three previously absolutely unreleased electric songs (salka, hljómalind and í gær) and is, anyway, wall-to-wall re-workings.

'hvarf-heim' is released worldwide november 5th / north america november 6th. to find the cheapest places to buy it online, we recommend using or" ~