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Sigur Ros: Valtari Film Experiment [DVD] [2013]
Sigur Ros: Valtari Film Experiment [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Sigur Ros
Price: £5.73

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great alternative version of this great album, 13 Jun. 2013
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The films contained within this package are nice enough, and some are really beautiful, or funny, etcetera. So it works well in that respect. What really struck me though was that you get a much longer, alternative version of the album as a soundtrack. Whenever I put this on I find myself occasionally watching, but most of the time just listening to a de/reconstructed and elongated 'Valtari' - with motifs recurring and so on. Mesmerizing, highly recommended!


Company / Ill Seen Ill Said / Worstward Ho / Stirrings Still: WITH Ill Seen Ill Said AND Worstward Ho AND Stirrings Still
Company / Ill Seen Ill Said / Worstward Ho / Stirrings Still: WITH Ill Seen Ill Said AND Worstward Ho AND Stirrings Still
by Samuel Beckett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars definitive edition of Beckett's greatest works, 6 May 2013
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These last works of Beckett were always my favourite, so to have them presented here with his last proper work ('Stirrings Still') as well as bits and pieces to provide a bit of context makes this the most must-have Beckett title for me. There's also a very scholarly book by the editor here, about 'Stirrings Still', which is well worth having too - if only for the insanity of it ;-)


And Who Shall Go To The Ball? And What Shall Go To The Ball?
And Who Shall Go To The Ball? And What Shall Go To The Ball?
Price: £11.55

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, 24 Oct. 2007
amazing stuff again; and soon! Let's face it, Scotty has been beamed up...
I could take tracks from 'Tilt' and 'The Drift', intersperse them with these 4 instrumentals and create the best double album ever created.
Eager to find out where he goes from here...
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Joe: By Hiroshi Sugimoto
Joe: By Hiroshi Sugimoto
by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars near perfection, 1 Sept. 2006
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OK, here's the deal. Sugimoto is one of my favorite photographers and Foer is an author I am getting into at the moment (a bit late, I know). This book combines the two of them in one volume. There are blurred photos of a sculpture by Serra and on facing pages a prose poem in pieces. A funny thing is, that it's quite hard to read the text and look at the pictures. I find myself doing one or the other, i.e. looking at all the pictures in sequence, or reading the text page after page. That's because both are so incredibly good! An amazing piece of art, also because it's been exquisitely designed. Highly highly recommended. If you're thinking of getting this, do so now because it will only get more expensive as time goes by...


The Drift
The Drift
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Price: £14.26

7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best album ever. full stop., 8 May 2006
This review is from: The Drift (Audio CD)
Ok, I picked it up last Saturday here in Amsterdam. First few listens blew me away.

Music-wise it's abrasive, invasive, persuasive and running from quiet to loud; sometimes in the space of half a line. Concrete on wood, wood on porc, dustbins, bullets, animal abuse and stalking cartoon characters. Layered and textured; deep rumblings and stabs of noise.

The singing is his usual fractured opera style.

The lyrics are oblique, half there as extra texture and half as signifiers. Extremely open ended. 9/11, Bosnia, Mussolini, media, child abuse. It drags you into the dark place it comes at you from. It gets under your skin. Listening to this is hard work but incredibly rewarding. You could call it pretentious or pompous but it is extremely honest. Listening to it it seems almost improvised but I'm sure not a micro-second of it is out of place nor superflous. And it works - it convinces as a piece of art.

Brutal, immersive, exhausting, eerie, relentless, incomparable. I need a lot more listens, but it's probably the best album ever made. Nothing comes close.

So, I like it and I can't recommend it highly enough.


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