Sigur Rós’ Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason to Release New Album, the Score to a BBC Documentary

Circe Also Features Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm and Is Due Out August 21 via Krunk

Jul 07, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, two thirds of Sigur Rós, have partnered with Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (also Georg Holm's brother), to record the score to the BBC documentary film The Show of Shows. Their soundtrack is being released under the title Circe on August 21 via Sigur Rós' own label Krunk.

The documentary features 100 years of footage of circuses, vaudeville, and carnivals. It's not due to air on the BBC until next year, but two special screenings will take place in the U.K., at the Barbican Cinema 1 in London on Thursday July 16 and at the Latitude Festival on Friday July 17. Each showing will be accompanied by a Q&A with Georg Holm, Orri Páll Dýrason, and the film's producers, to be moderated by author Andrew Smith.

Circe is described in a press release as "an uninterrupted 72-minute instrumental album." It contains 14 tracks, was recorded at Sigur Rós' studio space in Reykjavik, and also features the South Iceland Chamber Choir. It will be released on double vinyl, CD, and download (pre-order info is here). Below you can watch the trailer for The Show of Shows.


The Show of Shows - Official Trailer from Sagafilm Productions on Vimeo.


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