Sigur Rós; Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - Angels of the Universe (2000)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Sigur Rós; Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Length 41:02
Format mp3
Genre Film Soundtrack
Index 3950
Track List
01 Aoflug/Draumur 0 03:07
02 Minning 0 01:56
03 Svarti Hundurin Og Skoska Leikritio 0 01:23
04 Nidurlæging 0 01:19
05 Yfirum 0 04:18
06 Litbrigol 0 01:56
07 Stigið Niður Til Heljar 0 01:46
08 Snoo 0 00:35
09 Fero 0 02:28
10 Onnur Minning 0 01:47
11 Bakslag 0 01:23
12 Mok 0 00:52
13 Schiller I Kina 0 02:52
14 Máttleysi 0 01:08
15 Kveoja 0 02:50
16 Bíum Bíum Bambaló 0 06:53
17 Dánarfregnir Og Jarðafarir 0 04:29
Purchase Date 3/11/2003
Rating 70%
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
AMG REVIEW: The soundtrack for Iceland's much celebrated film Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) lives up to the lavish praise with an overcast and ethereal score composed by a startling duo of Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós. With a story revolving around a man losing his mind, this marvelously stark musical accompaniment was certainly essential to the experience. Hilmarsson seems perpetually in tune with the film's despair — "Nidurlæging," "Stigið Niður Til Heljar," "Máttleysi" — all written with such a complex mixture of opaque strings and acoustic guitars that one imagines the composer having a tragic breakdown of his own during the songwriting process. Sigur Rós has two pieces at the end of the soundtrack as well. While both were originally recorded for the band's Ný Battery EP, they work in equal measure here: "Bíum Bíum Bambaló" is a long, hypnotic interpretation of an ancient Irish-Icelandic lullaby (making it the first time the song has been transferred from oral tradition to record), whereas "Dánarfregnir Og Jarðafarir" (Death Announcement and Funerals) is a slightly more prog-rock take on a Jóni Múli Arnason composition (Iceland radio service used the original track to relate daily deaths and arrangements). As one can guess, Englar Alheimsins is far from an uplifting experience, yet its stirring, remarkable melancholia is something valuable for anybody in the mood for something strangely special. — Dean Carlson