I'd seen a lot of people I know getting all googly eyed over Sigur Rós but I just didn't get it at the time. I listened to a little of the music but it didn't grab me like I expected...expected only because so many others were into SR, I thought I must have been missing something. After a couple of years I found a rare Icelandic pressing of the CD Von in a Goodwill thrift store (I still wonder who must have dumped it there) and then it happened - I became what I never thought I would become - the owner of a Sigur Rós CD. Icelandic no less! While Von is definitely more ambient and experimental than the current release, I can't help but like this too. Sometimes I can hear a little Mercury Rev in Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust - roughly translated in English means "We play endlessly with a buzz in our ears."
And here's a little goodie from the Sigur Rós website about a competition for the Goobledigook single:
gobbledigook competition 6 September 2008
sigur rós have set up a gobbledigook remix competition on youtube. they’ve provided an instrumental mp3 of gobbledigook and the icelandic and english lyrics for you to use in the remix in any way you please. the “most gratifying” entry as judged by the band will receive a signed copy of the deluxe edition of með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. head over here for all the details on the competition.
1 Gobbledigook (3:05) 2 Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur (4:05) 3 Góðan Daginn (5:15) 4 Við Spilum Endalaust (3:33) 5 Festival (9:24) 6 Suð í Eyrum (4:56) 7 Ára Bátur (8:57) 8 Illgresi (4:13) 9 Fljótavík (3:49) 10 Straumnes (2:01) 11 All Alright (6:21)