|Title||Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust|
|Design||All tour photography by Eva Vermandel; still life photography by Joss McKinley; design by Sarah Hopper|
|Notes||In an idle moment did you ever wonder to yourself what ‘Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust’ means? ‘With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly’ – which, like so many of their lyrics, is rather lovely. My ears only opened fairly recently to Sigur Rós, it’s lovely when they do though. Now I have tickets to see them in March next year in Glasgow with my children. Can’t wait.
This is obviously the limited edition version: ‘an individually numbered 200-page fine weave cloth-bound hardback book’… The pictures are a mixture of shots of the group and their travels. They’re compositionally interesting and avoid being indulgently hagiographic. The cover is a gorgeous shade of pale blue with the title delightfully rendered in embossed handwriting. The four bookmark ribbons, each in a different colour are a lovely detail, an echo of the cables in the first image in the book. Like their music, the book is something to treasure. There are still copies available on the band’s website.
I’ve featured the group once before on Hard Format: ()