Sigur Rós was scheduled to play at the Angel Orensanz Theater in NYC on May 8th; tickets went on sale a couple weeks ago. As some of you have probably heard, the damn show sold out in three minutes or so! So, the management (I believe) wisely chose to move the show to Irving Plaza, apparently a much larger venue, and more tickets went on sale this past Wednesday, at noon. Just to be sure, I took the train to the city and bought my ticket directly from the box office. I’m stoked - I’ve heard all kinds of rave reviews about these guys live.
I really like how Uzva, in the final track of Tammikuinen Tammela, use the steel pan as a melodic instrument. That album has been dominating my CD player recently, along with the A Silver Mt. Zion album (”13 angels standing guard ’round the side of your bed” is one of the most gorgeous pieces I’ve ever heard).