Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sigur Ros- Hvarf/Heim

My friend Joel gives his thoughts on the new Sigur Ros release Hvarf/Heim and ponders why Christians are so drawn to the music of these Icelandic ambassadors of beauty.

He says:
Most obvious is the overwhelming sense of awe that comes from Sigur Ros' music. "The world is charged with the grandeur of God," Gerard Manley Hopkins once wrote, and compositions like "I Gaer," are charged with that same grandeur. Starting with a modest glockenspiel melody, the song suddenly cracks open like a raging electrical storm, a billowing frenzy of guitars and drums.

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