Angels Of The Universe

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01. Approach / Dream
02. Memory
03. The Black Dog and The Scottish Play
04. Degradation
05. Over The Bend
06. Colours
07. Journey To The Underworld
08. Shave
09. On The Road
10. Another Memory
11. Relapse
12. Coma
13. Schiller In China
14. Helpless
15. Te Morituri...
16. Bium Bium Bambalo
17. Dánarfregnir Og Jardarfarir

 

 

Released on Sigur Rós' own Krunk label, the soundtrack to 'Angels of the Universe' has been composed by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, with Sigur Rós contributing two lengthy pieces, which feature towards the film's climax. 'Bium Bium Bambal' and 'Dánarfregnir Og Jardarfarir' have previously only been available on the now deleted second Sigur Rós EP, 'Ny Batter', on Fatcat Records. 

'Bium Bium Bambal' is based on one of Iceland's most popular lullabies, while 'Dánarfregnir Og Jardarfarir' is a rendition of the music which underscores the daily Funeral Announcements & Deaths, which are read out on national radio.

The main body of the score, however, is the work of Hilmarsson, who with over 20 soundtracks to his name is Iceland's most prolific film composer. In 1995 he won European Film Composer of the Year for his work on the Oscar nominated 'Children of Nature', for which he also collaborated with Fridriksson and 'Angels of the Universe' writer, Einar Mar Gudmundsson. Here his work is given almost unbearable poignancy by the knowledge that not only is the movie's doomed protagonist the writer's real life brother, but also a personal friend of Hilmarsson. 

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