Scott took me to the Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) concert last night. The theatrical set blended with the music to create a completely hypnotic experience. When the music stopped at the end of the night, I felt like I was awoken from a trance.
It's really out there stuff — very ethereal. I find it soothing and inspiring to work to. Most of this album is in English, but it sounds like Icelandic to me, really.
We sat on some stadium bleachers in the back so that we could take in the whole experience, which was a good move (and I'd recommend it), but I would also love to have the opportunity to go again and stand right in the front. Maybe when the next album comes out.
You can read more about the set design here (by Fifty Nine Productions). It worked so well with the music, in fact, that I find it kind of amazing that they weren't all created at the same time. It even seems like the motion graphics could have inspired the music. This video will give you an idea of what the concert was like:
And you can listen to the whole album, Go, right here: