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CD Album by Sigur Rós
Released 2002 October 28
Recorded Sundlaugin Studio
Genre Post-rock
Length 71 min 10 s
Record label Smekkleysa Records
Producers Sigur Rós
Professional reviews
AMG (http://www.allmusic.com/) 4 stars out of 5 Link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE5791CDC4CAF7420F6B13E48DFB167F729D94EFB87126E495AD1A9214AD85F22D959F695C8AEFF6AB679AFFA62AC500AD5C0EA50ECBC1B&sql=10:4srj284l055a)
Sigur Rós Chronology
Ágætis byrjun
(1999)
( )
(2002)
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For the short film of the same title, see ( ).

( ) is the 2002 album-release from Icelandic band Sigur Rós, featuring eight unnamed songs. This third album is divided into two parts: The first four songs are more "light and optimistic", while the last four songs are "bleaker and more melancholic". The two halves are divided by a 40 second silence.

The album's vocals are recorded in a created language the band calls "Hopelandic," which consists of meaningless syllables and resembles scat singing. Most of the syllable-strings sung by vocalist Jón Þór Birgisson are repeated many times throughout each song, and often throughout the whole album.

Interestingly, many of these Hopelandic "phrases" resemble English words and phrases (for example, "you sigh," "you sold," "you sign no more," "you sigh so long") leading many listeners to interpret them as such, thus inventing their own meaning. It is unclear whether this effect was intentional, but for a while after the album's release the band's web site featured a multimedia application that played tracks from the album while displaying various hypothetical lyrics suggested by fans. The album's packaging also included a 12-page booklet of blank pages, on which fans were invited to draw or write their own interpretations of the music.

Track listing

  1. "untitled" - 6:38 ("Vaka" [Wake])
  2. "untitled" - 7:33 ("Fyrsta" [First])
  3. "untitled" - 6:33 ("Samskeyti" [Joint])
  4. "untitled" - 6:56 ("Njósnavélin" [The Spy Machine], aka "The Nothing Song")
  5. "untitled" - 9:57 ("Álafoss")
  6. "untitled" - 8:48 ("E-bow")
  7. "untitled" - 13:00 ("Dauðalagið" [The Death Song])
  8. "untitled" - 11:45 ("Popplagið" [The Pop Song])

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