RAMIN BAHRANI’S SIGUR ROS VIDEO
On the heels of Alma Har’el’s wonderful video for Sigur Ros’ “Fjögur Píanó” (which may be the best thing Shia LaBeouf has ever done) comes another entry from an American independent filmmaker in the Icelandic band’s Mystery Film Experiment. After Sigur Ros’ keyboard player Kjartan Sveinsson did the music for Ramin Bahrani’s 2009 short Plastic Bag, the band chose the Man Push Cart director to make a video for ‘Ég Anda,” the fifth entry in the Mystery Film Experiment. Valtari, the group’s new album, is much more understated and less grand in scope than their previous records, and so the videos that have arisen from it are notably different from, say, the dazzlingly cinematic “Glósóli”. As far as I know, this is Bahrani’s first pop promo, and I think it’s unusual and quietly powerful.