Freshly Played #2: Steindór Andersen and Sigur Rós

A Ferd Til Breidafjardar

I’ve been listening to this “song” for a week and have still not tired of it. Just simply beautiful. Steindor Anderson is Iceland’s most famous rimur singer. Rimur are epic poems with two to four lines per stanza which rhyme and alliterate. Sigur Ros, for those who don’t know, is a brilliant post-rock band from Iceland; the band’s name translates from Icelandic as Victory Rose.

The documentary video above features Steindor Anderson singing live with Sigur Ros backing him. Watch to the end for fascinating visuals of strange-ish Icelandic foods and the stunning landscape.