Sigur Ros - Sigur Ros Considered Scrapping Their Sixth Album 'Valtari'02 August 2012
Sigur Ros Considered Scrapping Their Sixth Album 'Valtari'
Sigur Ros have admitted that the sessions for their latest album 'Valtari' were fraught with problems and that often they had to scrap a lot of material in order to get to their finish point. The Icelandic group have been darlings of the press ever since 2002's 'Takk.' caught the attention of advertisers and sync programmers the world over, and each album subsequently has been lavished with a smorgasbord of praise. However, if on the outside, they've seemed to be cruising towards ever more high profile plains, bassist George Holm has revealed to Stereogum that the sessions for the recent LP were anything but easy.
"I don't think we really did know where we wanted it to go and it kind of just went everywhere and all over the place. We kind of had an album that didn't make any sense in the beginning" he said in the interview. He admitted that the sessions were fun, but continued "We definitely did think, this isn't working and this might never work. And we did a few times just completely scrap it. We thought, "No, this isn't the album that we want to make because it doesn't make any sense."
However, the proof is in the pudding and 'Valtari' has come out with more praise from the critics ringing in the group's ears, and Holm enthused "After the final session we all realized that we had something on our hands that we all really enjoyed and really liked and was sort of special. It wasn't just like the next record, it was the next step."
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