Hvarf/Heim

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  • Summary: The Icelandic band releases a two-disc set of unreleased and acoustic songs.
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  1. They have blended the sensitivity of classical and the sensibility of rock into something far greater than post-rock.
  2. The Sigur Ros formula works. [30 Nov 2007, p.133]
  3. Heim is gorgeous. [Fall 2007, p.76]
  4. Heim is very nice and also very spare. Less ebulliently cheating with surprise and indulgence is Hvarf, worth the band’s typical awe just for the official addition of live staple 'Hafsól' to the band’s buyable repertoire.
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    Both halves are gripping, but Heim's unplugged conceit--which spotlights vocalist Jonsi Birgisson's high, ghostly howls--showcases the band's eerie pull. [Dec 2007, p.125]
  6. On 'Vaka,' the experiment yields real dividends--with the echo stripped away, Birgisson's vocals take on an unexpected visceral intensity--but the rest sounds homogenous: like beautiful background music.
  7. Unbalanced and ill-executed at times, Hvarf-Heim is a supplementary release.

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