Review Summary: Permeates the air...
Leisure time is when one is most relaxed, and henceforth when we are most open to all the sounds this world throws at us. It is said that if you just lay back, close your eyes, the black you see is really not black at all. Black is its own color as you see shapes dancing around in the fluid of your vision. What shapes we see dancing around is really determined by our surroundings. Words can at times come at you as if someone is feeding them to you, images can do the same thing as well as if from some subconscious stimuli.
When listening to Sigur Ros latest album Kviekur, while laying back with my eyes closed, I had a most interesting experience. i began too see odd shapes that escape any descriptive words and poetry both lonely and futile however hauntingly beautiful and comprehensible that I wish I remembered all of what was said, but I do remember this, slaughtering over nothing. Now unless you speak the language the members of this band do, then like me, you have to make up your own meaning. So for whatever reason this "slaughtering over nothing" came into my head and with it came a dark shape. This seems to go with the dark general feel of the album, definitely in regards to the art, suggesting terror, the drums of opener Brennisteinn pounding urgently as if a great darkness is coming. In tandem with the sorrowful vocals, it has quite an effect on a person. It figuratively permeates the air and makes you breath in the atmosphere of the album and then lets it become what you want it to be.
No typical mainstream band can do this can they? Be honest, for example can a Linkin Park album make you imagine and dream things that you wouldn't normally on your own power? Definitely not, for an album to permeate a image, or for the albums art to communicate to you a dark force behind that mask, it is a true piece of art and worthy of adding to your collection.
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