Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sigur Rós - INNI - Live DVD + Double Live CD


Sigur Rós will release Inni – the definitive Sigur Rós live experience
 – this November on XL Recordings. 




Inni is comprised of a double live album and seventy-five minute film of Sigur Rós’ last show before their well-documented “indefinite hiatus” at the end of 2008. Recorded and shot over two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace at the close of the world tour around their fifth full length album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Inni sees the band at the peak of their powers, captured on film for the first time as a core four-piece since they were joined by string section amiina at the start of the century. Directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir), the film is set to debut at this year’s Venice Film Festival on September 3rd, 2011.


THE FILM


Inni is Sigur Rós' second live film following 2007's hugely-celebrated tour documentary Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, Inni focuses purely on the band's performance, and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima’s kaleidoscopic richness. Where Heima was lush and colorfully expansive, Inni is spare and near-monochromatic in its tunnel vision. Filmed in a manner that invites both intimacy and claustrophobia, Inni cocoons the viewer in a one-on-one relationship with the band, eschewing the audience for closeness, depicting how it feels for both band and fan to experience Sigur Rós live.


The film’s elegance and atmosphere are enhanced by Morisset’s re-filming of the original digital footage on 16mm, which was then re-filmed again, sometimes through prisms and other found objects, allowing Inni to look and feel like something recovered from the past. Interspersed with this is archival footage drawn from the band’s previous decade, dating back as far as 1998. This juxtaposition gives viewers the full scope of Sigur Rós’ origins, evolution, originality and influence.


THE DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM


The live album Inni – a first for the band – is comprised of the full set from Alexandra Palace, played in order with just one omission, and clocks in at one-and-three-quarter hours. Recorded by Sigur Rós’ in-house studio engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, Inni’s live audio recording is far and away the best way of replicating the full-force effect of standing in front of one of the world’s most extraordinary bands for an evening.
When taken in together, Inni’s film and live album give us an incredible account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years, showing where they’ve come from, where they’ve been, and like all things Sigur Rós, where it is they will be going next. 
More details of how, when and where Inni will enter the world will be made available shortly. In the meantime, the trailer is available to watch now at
www.sigur-ros.co.uk

5 comments:

nineteen eightyfour said...

The film is, for me, too short... The live album is great, but I'm worried about what song has been taken out of it...

victoryrose said...

Someone mentioned Glosoli? Why leave out 1 song ?? Who knows

nineteen eightyfour said...

GOD! Glosoli out??? It can't be true! Well, it must be taken into account that the concert in London were double (20 and 21 November). In the first night they didn't play Glosoli, so it could be the song taken out. I've been looking to the setlist for some minutes and I couldn't think about a song to be left out... impossible!

victoryrose said...

I don't know if its true or not but looking at the setlists for the
20th:

setlist:
svefn g englar
ný batterí
fljótavik
við spilum endalaust
hoppípolla
með blóðnasir
inní mér syngur vitleysingur
e-bow
sæglópur
festival
hafssól
gobbledigook
all alright
popplagið

21st:


setlist:
svefn g englar
glósóli
ný batterí
fljótavik
við spilum endalaust
hoppípolla
með blóðnasir
inní mér syngur vitleysingur
e-bow
sæglópur
festival
hafssól
gobbledigook
all alright
popplagið

If they did take it from 20th that would make sense. Mind you all the shows get recorded. It might just be one was better than the other?

nineteen eightyfour said...

Well, many bands record two shows in the same city and then, they take the best tracks from each show to make the live dvd-cd. Probably, that's what made Sigur Rós. Thus, I don't think they are releasing a 20th or 21st complete show, it will be a mix of both.