Sigur Rós to reissue highly sought-after Takk album on vinyl

Sigur Rós to reissue highly sought-after Takk album on vinyl

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The Icelandic art rock band will also give 2002’s ( ) a well-deserved repress.

Following their soaring breakthrough 1999 album Ágaetis Byrjun, Sigur Rós released the forlorn and simply titled ( ) in 2002. Exploring solemn landscapes, bursts of volcanic thunder resorted to previously were replaced by operatic wordless vistas; a slow journey down melancholy gradients. From these tragic depths, the band rose once again, and in juggernaut fashion, with 2005’s awe-inspiring Takk.

A decade on, ( ) and Takk are coming back to vinyl. This is particularly good news for fans of Takk – both original and 2009 versions of this album regularly trade for three figure sums.

According to Bull Moose listings, Takk will arrive on deluxe 180g vinyl featuring two LPs and a 10″ featuring ‘Mílanó’ on one side and an etching on the flip. Meanwhile, () is being pressed to clear wax and comes in a run of 3,000 copies.

Both albums are due on August 28th. [via Modern Vinyl]

Photo: Lilja Birgisdottir