Sep 26, 2012
Sigur Rós - Ekki múkk
I'd go as far as saying that Sigur Ros's latest music video for Ekki Muk is more short film than anything, due to how far the group has decided to head into the pure ambient, minimal direction for their upcoming LP, Valtari. In a way I found that the music kind of faded into the back of my mind while I found myself more drawn in to the visual aspects of their latest work.
With further usage of their made up 'Vonlenska,' language, the track maintains an otherworldly, ethereal presence that is both familiar yet alien at times during the course of the video. With some absolutely beautiful cinematography and a compelling story about love, life and nature, this musical short story is bound to draw some interesting discussion about the direction the band is heading in. It's definitely not for everyone, but Sigur Ros definitely knows how to deliver a truly unique aural/visual experience. Looking forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeve.