Say it five times fast.
Given the blown-out otherworldly elegance of his former project Sigur Rós, it’s only fitting that Kjartan Sveinsson’s first solo release is a four-part opera. Sveinsson composed the score for Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen, which translates to “The Explosive Sonics Of Divinity” and was inspired by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness’ novel World Light. Today […]
Sigur Ros brought their unique tour -- which has them playing two sets as a trio with no strings/brass and no opener -- to Kings Theatre last night. They do it again tonight. Continue reading…
Former Sigur Rós keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson has announced his first solo album since leaving the band in 2013. It’s a four-act opera called Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen—which translates to The Explosive Sonics of Divinity— and it is out October 28 via Bel-Air Glamour Records. Show More Summary
The Explosive Sonics of Divinity is a collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Photo by Lilja Birgisdottir Last month, Sigur Rós teased that they were working on more "aggressive" material following the departure of multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson. Consequence of Sound is now pointing to video of them performing three new tracks, which are reportedly titled “Kveikur”, “Yfirborð”, and “Hrafntinna”. Show More Summary
Photo by Lilja Birgisdottir Last spring, Sigur Rós explained that multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson would take a break from touring simply because he wanted "to spend his time doing something else." At the time, they said that this was temporary. Show More Summary
Kjartan Sveinsson has left the band, plus more info from their Reddit AMA.
Photo by Lilja Birgisdottir In an interview with Icelandic newspaper The Reykjavík Grapevine, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi said that band member Kjartan Sveinsson is "tired of touring." Thus, he will not accompany his band mates when they go on their world tour to promote the upcoming album Valtari. Show More Summary