Boomkat Product Review:
*180g audiophile vinyl, includes CD* Originally issued back in 1997, "Von" was the first full album release from Icelandic drifters Sigur Ros and is now available once again in all its 72 minue glory. The sound across these 12 tracks is reassuringly primitive, though often daring (as in the completely flawed, though forward-thinking turntable-style rewinds at the end of "Hun Juro"), drifting from 4AD-inspired quasi-shoegazing atmospherics at one moment, and John-Cage inspired silence the next. The band was quite obviously at this stage not only looking at the reverberating echoes of the British Indie scene of the late 80's, but also in its more ambitious forefather sometimes referred to as Prog rock. A good album and a fascinating document, well worth checking out.