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heima reviews

below are quotes from some reviews we've come across about "heima" and "hvarf-heim".

heima reviews

  • q ***** "as moving as it is magical... sigur rós have re-invented the rock film"
  • empire **** "so beautiful it's hypnotic... one of the most beautiful audiovisual experiences of the year"
  • total film ***** "heartfelt and moving"
  • the guardian **** "i was utterly captivated by this documentary..."
  • the times **** "delivers a sensual balm of music, space and place that is hypnotic."
  • time out **** "provides an atypically intense and enormously pleasurable experience."
  • los angeles times "more art-house movie than concert rockumentary."
  • the irish times "sigur rós are arguably the best band in the world today."
  • the harvard crimson "even though the film has little plot, meaning and emotion floor every scene."
  • pitchfork "stupidly gorgeous... don't be surprised if you stumble out of the theater with tear-striped cheeks."
  • the observer "the resulting film is much like the band: relentlessly quirky, but often staggeringly beautiful."
  • gigwise.com "a work of startling genius and beauty"
  • dvd magazine "a muscial tour-de-force"
  • mail on sunday ***** "utterly entrancing, wholly captivating"
  • monocle "the result is a beautiful, spellbinding exercise in keeping it simple"
  • record collector "heima is an aural treat"
  • times knowledge "ravishing landscape cinematography is intercut with band interviews and devastating live footage"
  • uncut "ravishing landscape cinematography is intercut with band interviews and devastating live footage"
  • laist.com "he single most intimate, aesthetically appealing music documentary this year"
  • variety "unique sounds and images should beguile the uninitiated as well as fans"
  • dcist.com "a feast for both the eyes and the ears"

hvarf/heim reviews

  • mojo **** "whatever is behind sigur ros's ineffable nordic magic, it doesn't appear to be powered by electricity."
  • nme 7/10 "shows [sigur rós] standing in their own unique sonic space."
  • q *** "you'd probably expect hvarf-heim to be a cd version of heima. you'd be wrong."
  • guardian *** "tv producers should be rubbing their hands with glee."
  • 247 **** "sparse, poignant gravitas"
  • boyz ****
  • the evening standard **** "mostly gorgeous"
  • seven **** "if you've previously found the band too arty and precious, simple, honest tracks such as vaka or agaetis byrjun might change your mind"
  • the sunday express ****
  • the word one of the world's most ear-ticklingly innovative bands.
  • times knowledge *** "if you've previously found the band too arty and precious, simple, honest tracks such as vaka or agaetis byrjun might change your mind"
  • uncut "plain gorgeous"
  • wired magazine "as epic as ever... entrancing"
  • the onion av club "the band's music is as beautiful just gliding as it is red-lining"
  • pitchfork media "brings out a beauty that was only previously hinted at"
  • seattle post intelligencer "enthralling and majestic rock marches that fall somewhere between heart-stopping and inspirational"
  • kansas city star "celestial, operatic anthems that sound expressed from a place beyond heaven"
  • forth wort star telegram "ranks among the band's best work"

 

 

 

 

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