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Kjartan Sveinsson Leaves Sigur Rós; Band Previews New...

Posted by: Keagan Ilvonen (01/24/13)
Kjartan Sveinsson has left Sigur Rós permanently. The band revealed the news today during their AMA on Reddit. On a positive note, the band stated that their new album would be "more aggressive" this time around. You can watch a tour teaser that features some new music in the replies.
About Kjartan's DepartureYes he has left the band. He said he spent half his life in the band and it was time to do something different," the band writes. They added, "Kjartan has left yes but all on a good note." and "He is planning to compose on his own.
    
 
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02:20 PM on 01/24/13
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02:30 PM on 01/24/13
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frowny
02:33 PM on 01/24/13
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I'm cool with all of the above.
02:58 PM on 01/24/13
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Sucks he left, the band makes awesome music, but I can totally understand why.

I wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors.
03:16 PM on 01/24/13
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Holy fuck am I excited for this album/tour.
03:28 PM on 01/24/13
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Pretty heavy, im excited.
03:32 PM on 01/24/13
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holy shit
03:47 PM on 01/24/13
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This is really fucking interesting, wow
03:52 PM on 01/24/13
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So stoked that they're already working on new music. Valtari was my favorite Sigur Ros release. If that clip is a good representation of what the new music will sound like, then their sound is continuing to evolve, which is awesome.
03:56 PM on 01/24/13
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Well, I'm excited any way I look at it. I love me some Sigur Ros and whatever spins off.
03:58 PM on 01/24/13
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Sad but I'm so glad they're not done. The song in the teaser was "Brennisteinn."
04:07 PM on 01/24/13
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works for me. I'm game for something drastically different at this point.
04:21 PM on 01/24/13
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They also mentioned that they were working on repressing their albums on vinyl. I'll finally be able to have AB, (), and Takk in my collection without going broke doing it!
04:46 PM on 01/24/13
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I'm a fan of this band, not a huge enough fan where I know all of the song titles and what albums they appear on, but enough of a fan that I appreciate their music and always go out of my way to check out their new work. I can't honestly say I know who the departing member is or who they were to the band, but I am pretty excited for this more "aggressive" sound. I love the ethereal sound of Sigur Ros, but I am super curious to hear what they would sound like if they ramped it up.
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