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Sigur Rós 'Blóðberg' by Johan Renck

Promonews - 21st June 2023

Legendary Icelandic band Sigur Rós have returned with their first single since the early 2010s - and the haunting 10 minute track Blóðberg is accompanied by a chilling film by Johan Renck.

Although Renck's accomplishments in the music video medium are stellar - including the classic Pass This On video for The Knife, Madonna's Hung Up and David Bowie's final two videos - the film is far closer in theme and spirit to his TV masterpiece, Chernobyl

It's a continuous tracking shot across an arid landscape, which it becomes evident, is littered with dead bodies. It is a CGI-created environment, but the implications are clear: this scene of devastation, this eco-horror, is where we are all heading. 

In a statement about his video, Renck has said, “I feel as nihilistic as one could regarding the future. We are powerless against our own stupidities. Some aspects of this came to merge with my impressions of the themes of Blóðberg. The music becoming a score to my own miserable thoughts, giving them beauty as only music can.”

Promonews - 21st June 2023

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Promonews - 21st June 2023

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