This trailer for Heima, the documentary by Sigur Ros is a must see. It’s gorgeously shot (HD is stunning), and shockingly moving. The film was made last summer at the end of an extensive world tour– the group returned home to Iceland and played a series of free concerts around the homeland, all unannounced. The film takes us through venues and scenery throughout their beautiful (read: incredible) homeland, from an abandoned fish factory to a protest camp at the edge of a controversial dam. The DVD will also have a companion album entitled Hvarf-Heim which will feature a few unreleased songs. Go, watch it now! I look forward to the DVD’s release on November 5th.
There is a screening of Heima on Wednesday 24 October at Cecil Sharp House in London– the BBC website has some more information about this showing as well as a couple more sneak peaks at songs performed in the film.