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Sigur Rós “Odin’s Raven Magic” (Live) HD 1080p

Sigur Rós “Odin’s Raven Magic” (Live at Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland 2002 ) HD 1080p Album: Unreleased Odin’s Raven Magic is a 2002 orchestral setting to the Icelandic poem Hrafnagaldr Óðins. The composition was a collaboration by Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen, Páll Guðmundsson and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir. It was premiered at the Reykjavik Arts Festival on 24 May 2002. Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band. The band is known for its ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s falsetto vocals, the use of bowed guitar and for incorporating elements of classical and minimalist into their music. In January 2010, the band announced that they will be on hiatus, however the band have anounced that they are currently working on a new album and a that there will be a world tour in 2012. The name “Sigur Rós” is Icelandic for “Victory Rose”. The band was named after Jónsi’s newborn sister, Sigurrós Elín. Jón Þór (Jónsi) Birgisson (guitar and vocals), Georg Hólm (bass) and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) formed the group in Reykjavík in August 1994. Their name is Icelandic wordplay: while the individual words Sigur and Rós mean, respectively, Victory and Rose, “Victory Rose” wouldn’t be grammatically correct; the name is actually borrowed from Jónsi’s younger sister Sigurrós, who was born the same day as the band was formed, and then split into two words. They soon won a record deal with the local Sugarcubes-owned record label, Bad Taste. In 1997
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