Sigur Rós ‎– ( )

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FatCat Records ‎– fatcd22
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Tracklist

1 Untitled 6:38
2 Untitled 7:33
3 Untitled 6:33
4 Untitled 6:56
5 Untitled 9:57
6 Untitled 8:48
7 Untitled 13:00
8 Untitled 11:44

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Notes

Opaque, die cut, plastic slipcase. 12-pages-booklet. There are no credits or title information on the cover or inner booklet. All credits sourced from the official Sigur Rós webpage.

The first catalog number is printed on the sticker and on the disc front.
The second one is printed on the sticker.
The third one is printed on the sticker and on the disc front.

Below are are the titles the band has for the otherwise officially untitled songs themselves:
Untitled 1 - Vaka (the name of Orri's daughter)
Untitled 2 - Fyrsta (the first song)
Untitled 3 - Samskeyti (attachment)
Untitled 4 - Njósnavélin (the spy machine)
Untitled 5 - Álafoss (the location of the band's studio)
Untitled 6 - E-bow [georg uses an e-bow on his bass in this song]
Untitled 7 - Dauðalagið (the death song)
Untitled 8 - Popplagið (the pop song)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (on a sticker): 5 413356 492224
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 15): [Sonopress Logo] 50503493/9460122020 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 15): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0781
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0755
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0763
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0715
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0766
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0783
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0721
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0794
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0789
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 0731
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 0764
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): IFPI 0770
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 0717
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): IFPI 0784
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): IFPI 0767
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC07800

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
fatcd22p Sigur Rós ( )(CD, Promo, Smplr) FatCat Records fatcd22p UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
SM99CD Sigur Rós ( )(CD, Album) Smekkleysa SM99CD Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
FATLP22X Sigur Rós ( )(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) FatCat Records FATLP22X UK 2009 Sell This Version
BMGINT0032 Sigur Rós ( )(CD, Promo, Smplr) FatCat Records BMGINT0032 Poland 2002 Sell This Version
KRUNK10CDUSA Sigur Rós ( )(CD, Album, RE) Krúnk KRUNK10CDUSA US 2015 Sell This Version

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ole.grung

ole.grung

October 9, 2017
This is the album that I can’t listen through without closing my eyes. It’s so melancholic, beautiful, dark and promising at the same time. None of the tracks have names, not that it matters, because I don’t speak a word of Hopelandic. The words are merely suggestions, and the lyrics makes no sense. Instead, the listener is meant to interpret the words as whatever he feels through the album. The phrase "You xylo. You xylo no fi lo. You so." is repeated over and over again throughout the album, meaning different things in every aspect. They seem to have an eternity of time on their hands with every track. This is what makes this album so special to me. My favourite track off the album is #6- E-bow.
nirvanacollectoraust

nirvanacollectoraust

February 13, 2016
Just got my replacement copies from the band. They sound amazing!
Antsman41

Antsman41

December 7, 2014
http://www.sonicrecords.pl/zapowiedzi Rumor has it, this is being reissued... anyone hear more about this?
FIlter_DIchte

FIlter_DIchte

June 9, 2011

> great work, specially track# 3 - samskeyti - YOU can smell the icelandic spring ...
azures

azures

December 18, 2006
edited over 6 years ago
its a great album. harder to get in to than their other releases, especially when compared to the later ones like takk. the basic mood is more brooding and dark, at times almost menacing.. but the good kind of menacing. very smart in building up tension throughout the songs, the standout piece is most definitely untitled 8, bringing it all together - an overwhelming journey, both sonically and emotionally. peace
Gecks

Gecks

April 4, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This release was always a hard one for old fans of Sigur Rós. They toured this material extensively before it was recorded, and whilst that no doubt resulted in some very tight sessions in the studio, it left little to surprise those who had heard them all to death already.

That aside, this is a great album, if a little patchy. For me the highlights are the opener (forgive me for using the set list names) 'Vaka' and the closer 'Popplagið' - arguably Sigur Rós's finest moments. The former is a largely ambient piece ending in a majestic rush of strings and keyboard effects, whilst the latter morphs from upbeat to a truly crushing finale with some of the finest drumming I've heard. The rest of the album is not as solid as Ágætis Byrjun, in part due to the unrelenting dark atmosphere, which I don't believe they pull off. That said, it does result in a more cohesive album, with a period of silence at the midway point helping to give the impression of a two part piece (not needed for you vinyl kids!).
JonnieDarko

JonnieDarko

October 19, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

I accidentally stumbled onto this band whilst doing my usual browsing for new music etc & found their website with downloads & I was hooked!
After initial hearing of 'Svefn-g-englar' I was literally 'moved' in a way I've never been before!
Their deep emotive ambient/dream rock sound is reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine fused with Radiohead(who they have backed up with on tour) but more emotive. The vocalist pulls you into each track & hypnotises you, as well as the band's abilty with the whining guitars & strings that strike the chord. I feel they capture the 'human condition' perfectly & that I feel is the greatest compliment I can give to them! Lush!
bofs

bofs

April 18, 2003

The CD cover has four slightly different versions of the artwork, one for each target market (Europe, USA, Japan, Australia). Apparently Iceland, the band's home country, is the only place in the world where all four versions are available.
bofs

bofs

April 16, 2003

Although the tracks on this album are presented as untitled, the band has been using 'working titles' for them. The titles are as follows: #1 Vaka, #2 Fyrsta, #3 Samskeyti, #4 Njósnavélin, #5 Álafoss, #6 E-Bow, #7 Dauðalagið, #8 Popplagið. Some of the titles probably need some explanation for you english speaking people: Vaka = the name of the drummer's daughter, 'fyrsta' = 'first', 'samskeyti' = 'joint' or 'seam', 'njósnavélin' = 'the spy machine',´'Álafoss' = the name of the area where the band's studio is located, 'e-bow' is the kind of bow that was used to stroke the strings of the bass guitar, 'dauðalagið' = 'the death song', 'popplagið' = 'the pop song'.