Sigur Rós – Varúð

One of a collection of 16 short films made for the Valtari Film Experiment –

Translation for the Morse Code in the video:

“It doesn’t matter what I say”
“The only thing that matters is how you feel”
“Understanding that the words are irrelevant is of great importance”
“What feelings do you have”

“Attention! Your attention, please! A newsflash has this moment arrived from the Malabar front. Our forces in South India have won a glorious victory. I am authorized to say that the action we are now reporting may well bring the war within measurable distance of its end. Here is the newsflash –”Bad news coming, thought Winston. And sure enough, following on a gory description of the annihilation of a Eurasian army, with stupendous figures of killed and prisoners”

1984 by George Orwell


Taijin Kyofusho is a Japanese term for extreme personal shame. It’s also the title given to this sad, emotional track from The Evpatoria Report. The track is an eerie homage to the last minutes leading up to the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster of 2003, when it broke apart over the western U.S. The music overshadows the event better than words ever could.


Quiet is the first track from the EP Young Mountain by This Will Destroy You. It’s heat wrenching to some, inspirational to others, and speaks of majesty to me. It’s been used in several film trailers and soundtracks. This beautiful track does start out as its title describes, but certainly doesn’t end that way.


Maar was released in 2008 and is made up of a quartet of long tracks. The record is Post-rock instrumental with some whispered vocals mixed in to achieve a very eerie effect. The Evaptoria Report went on hiatus in 2008, but recently announced a return to the studio.

Maar is available at

Eighteen Robins Road (linked below) is one of my favorite Post-Rock tracks. It has a relentless guitar build up to an eerie, spooky conclusion.