Sigur Rós ‎– Valtari

Parlophone ‎– 50999 6 23555 2 0, Krúnk ‎– 50999 6 23555 2 0
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6-panel gatefold digisleeve.

Printed notes:
℗ 2012 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Sigur Rós under exclusive licence to EMI Records Limited.
© 2012 EMI Records Limited.
Made in the EU.

Recorded at Sundlaugin.
Track 3 strings... and sung by... recorded at Greenhouse Studios.
Tracks 5 and 6 feature The Sixteen by kind permission of Harry Christophers,... recorded at Air Studios.
Mastered... at Sterling Sound.
All songs published by Universal.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099962 355520
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099962355520
  • Matrix / Runout: 6235552 AC74305-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9746
  • Rights Society: SDRM BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0299

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
50999 6 23555 2 0 Sigur Rós Valtari(CD, Album, Dig) Parlophone, Krúnk 50999 6 23555 2 0 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none Sigur Rós Valtari(10xFile, FLAC, Album) EMI none Iceland 2012
50999 6 23555 2 0 Sigur Rós Valtari(CD, Album, Dig) Parlophone, Krúnk 50999 6 23555 2 0 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version
XL CD 570 Sigur Rós Valtari(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Krúnk XL CD 570 US 2012 Sell This Version
825646369430, 2564636943 Sigur Rós Valtari(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Krúnk, Krúnk, Parlophone, Parlophone 825646369430, 2564636943 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version


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June 19, 2012

After a small hiatus, Sigur Rós is finally back with Valtari. The band said that the album would be more electronic, than their previous work, and while they do have a point about that, the only thing that I feel that's electronic, is the ambience and a few ambient textures. Surprisingly, ambience dominates the whole album, and there's hardly any drums, or any guitars for that matter (though they are still there), something which long time fans might have issues with. Personally however, it works amazingly. All of the tracks has a special atmosphere about them, that just pulls you into it's own little world.

Among the standout tracks, are "Varúð," one of the few tracks on the album that has drums and guitars. The track starts out pretty calmly, and gradually builds up to a really epic ending, complete with a childrens choir. "Dauðalogn" is without a doubt the best track on the entire album. Besides being really beautiful, it's really emotional, even if you don't know what Jónsi is singing about.

Overall, Valtari is an excellent album.


May 31, 2012
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May 29, 2012

Orri where are you? miss you!