The Taser's Edge

Jónsi Live
September 28, 2010, 1:00 am
Filed under: animation, Art, Music, Poetry, Spirituality, Video | Tags: , , , ,

This afternoon, NPR turned me on to the fall 2010 continuation of Jónsi’s (solo from Sigur Rós for at least this album) Go tour.  Apparently he got a production company, Fifty Nine Productions, which normally does things like operas to work on a mindblowing visual component to the shows.

According to a video on Jónsi’s website, the basic set is “based on a burnt down taxidermy shop.”  They do things like make it look like butterflies are flying around, floodwaters are rising above the windows, the place is burning to the ground.  Check out this second of three ‘Making of’ videos.  For higher quality watch it and the other videos here on his site instead, and full-screen it.

Now here’s a taste of a recent (September 8, 2010) show in Leeds:

Finally, here is the upcoming tour schedule.  If you can make it to Asheville, NC and afford Moogfest this Halloween weekend, I would HIGHLY (!!!) recommend it, as the lineup is more than close to spectacular.

If the music weren’t so good…

this video for Sigur Ros’ Jonsi’s solo album, Go, would terrify me.  Actually it does terrify me, but the album is great.  Annoyingly the video is unimbeddable.  Not sure why folks hate free advertising so much.

But I am glad to see that some of Sigur Ros’ older videos are imbeddable, including this unforgettable one (of several) from 2001, “Svefn-G-Englar”:

I’ve been listening to Go about three times a day for the last few days while doing my end-of-year CPE residency project, Receiving Pastoral Care: A Critical Integration.  The idea of the project is that the contemporary theory and practice of pastoral care is impoverished by its utter disconnect from classical Christian resources.  Exciting to me at least.  Not sure that it will get to any form shareable on a blog.