HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON & SIGUR RÓS - Angels Of The Universe - CD - FATOST-CD01X
Autores: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Szymon Kuran, Kristján Eldjárn, Birgir Baldursson, Sigtryggur Baldursson, Tómas M. Tómasson, Sigur Rós, Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Kjartan Sveinsson
Editor: FatCat Records / Krúnk
Géneros: Electronic, Rock, Modern Classical, Score, Post-Rock, Minimal, Ambient, Film Soundtrack, Drone
Released on Sigur Rós’ own Krunk label, the soundtrack to ‘Angels of the Universe’ has been composed by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, with Sigur Rós contributing two lengthy pieces, which feature towards the film’s climax. ‘Bium Bium Bambaló’ and ‘Dánarfregnir Og Jardarfarir’ have previously only been available on the now deleted second Sigur Rós EP, ‘Ny Batterí’, on Fatcat Records.
‘Bium Bium Bambaló’ is based on one of Iceland’s most popular lullabies, while ‘Dánarfregnir Og Jardarfarir’ is a rendition of the music which underscores the daily Funeral Announcements & Deaths, which are read out on national radio.
The main body of the score, however, is the work of Hilmarsson, who with over 20 soundtracks to his name is Iceland’s most prolific film composer. In 1995 he won European Film Composer of the Year for his work on the Oscar nominated ‘Children of Nature’, for which he also collaborated with Fridriksson and ‘Angels of the Universe’ writer, Einar Mar Gudmundsson. Here his work is given almost unbearable poignancy by the knowledge that not only is the movie’s doomed protagonist the writer’s real life brother, but also a personal friend of Hilmarsson.
‘Angels of the Universe’, the film, has been adapted by Gudmundsson from his award-winning novel, and tells his late brother’s tragic story as it painfully explores the further reaches of madness and destruction. It is the fourth co-operation between Gudmundsson and Fridriksson.