Listen: Sigur Rós - “Kvistur”

"Ekki Múkk" B-side

Apr 23, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Icelandic experimentalists Sigur Rós threw themselves into the Record Store Day fun with a special 7'' of its Valtari single "Ekki Múkk." Included as a B-side was a new song "Kvistur," which isn't set to be included on the upcoming full-length. The sparse cut however, has been posted online for your enjoyment. Click below to listen.



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Daniel Anderson
October 10th 2012

The video is unable to be played. I had a listen to Kvistur on YouTube and it’s intriguing, and somewhat amusing. At first haunting and ominous, and a little jarring, it transcends into something poignant and nostalgic. Still, the fluctuations in tone and the unusual tune may be funny or unnerving to the listener. This is definitely not as listener friendly as songs from their popular album Takk… It’s hard for Kvistur to be compared with their recent release, Fjogur Piano, with the video starring Shia Leboeuf. It’s like a highly artistic musical. Kvistur is not their best music. You might be tempted to use Fjogur Piano to entertain yourself. Anyhow, Sigur Ros are experimental celebrities. Thanks for the heads-up on this B-side that will not be included on the full length release. While this amusing tune may not make Sigur Ros Icelandic entertainer of the year again, it would be a gem for fans and collectors.