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Angels of the Universe


Download links and information about Angels of the Universe by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson / Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós / Sigur Ros. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 41:04 minutes.

Artist: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson / Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós / Sigur Ros
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 17
Duration: 41:04
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No. Title Length
1. Approach / Dream 3:07
2. Memory 1:56
3. The Black Dog and the Scottish Play 1:23
4. Degradation 1:19
5. Over the Bend 4:18
6. Colours 1:56
7. Journey to the Underworld 1:46
8. Shave 0:35
9. On the Road 2:28
10. Another Memory 1:47
11. Relapse 1:23
12. Coma 0:53
13. Schiller in China 2:52
14. Helpless 1:08
15. Te Morituri 2:50
16. Bium Bium Bambalo 6:53
17. Death Announcements and Funerals 4:30



The soundtrack for Iceland's much celebrated film Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) lives up to the lavish praise with an overcast and ethereal score composed by a startling duo of Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Sigur Rós. With a story revolving around a man losing his mind, this marvelously stark musical accompaniment was certainly essential to the experience. Hilmarsson seems perpetually in tune with the film's despair — "Nidurlæging," "Stigið Niður Til Heljar," "Máttleysi" — all written with such a complex mixture of opaque strings and acoustic guitars that one imagines the composer having a tragic breakdown of his own during the songwriting process. Sigur Rós has two pieces at the end of the soundtrack as well. While both were originally recorded for the band's Ný Battery EP, they work in equal measure here: "Bíum Bíum Bambaló" is a long, hypnotic interpretation of an ancient Irish-Icelandic lullaby (making it the first time the song has been transferred from oral tradition to record), whereas "Dánarfregnir Og Jarðafarir" (Death Announcement and Funerals) is a slightly more prog-rock take on a Jóni Múli Arnason composition (Iceland radio service used the original track to relate daily deaths and arrangements). As one can guess, Englar Alheimsins is far from an uplifting experience, yet its stirring, remarkable melancholia is something valuable for anybody in the mood for something strangely special.