No title, no song titles, and a CD booklet with no text...really...
Sigur Ros have named their new album ‘( )’, released on October 28.
The record, the band’s third is the follow-up to ‘Agaetis Byrjun’. The Icelandic group made the album at Alafoss, the group’s converted swimming pool studio just outside of Reykjavik.
It was recorded there between January and March this year and mixed at Real World in June and August, with co-producer Ken Thomas.
The 70-minute record contains eight songs, each of which is also untitled. Insiders say that the material is “rawer” than ‘Agaetis Byrjun’.
In keeping with the image of the album, the sleeve of ‘( )’ is also minimal, with the recording credits only available via the Sigur Ros website. The tracing paper CD booklet also contains only subtle designs and no text, with listeners invited to write or illustrate their own.
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