Sigur Rós – Valtari Short Film

Sigur Rós – Valtari Short Film

Although revered for its ethereal sound and subtle classical influences, Icelandic rock collective Sigur Rós has received some much deserved attention on these here viral pages for its experimental music videos. Subsequently following the release of its sixth studio album, Valtari, the band decided to give a dozen film makers identical budgets asking them to create a video referencing the initial images they envisioned when listening to songs from the band’s aforementioned album. Surpassing a baker’s dozen, Sigur Rós presents the fourteenth video from the contest by director Christian Larson. The emerging filmmaker has a resume that includes commercials for brands like Absolut and Roche Bobois as well as music videos for Tinie Tempah and Swedish House Mafia. For this piece he decided to incorporate four different tracks – “Ekki Múkk,” “Valtari,” “Rembihnútur” and “Varúð.” With some NSFW imagery to entice unfamiliar listeners, this short film features a beautifully choreographed piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Australian dancers James O’Hara and Nicola Leahey.

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