Shit. So I was getting ready update you kids on the latest magical journey offered from Sigur Rós when I was informed that a post on their website, dated April 1, was in fact an April Fool’s joke. Obviously, Sigur Rós were feeling the heat. They wanted to do something special since our Tiny Mix Fest was abruptly cancelled. Here’s the deal: in connection with their upcoming release, Odin’s Raven Magic, they asked for fans to submit potential album covers with a Nordic troll and two dwarves. They unveiled the true nature of the post just a couple days ago.
But nevermind all that... in probably all seriousness, Sigur Rós have finished mastering their long-awaited orchestral work Odin’s Raven Magic. Debuted sometime in 2002, the work is based on the 14th century poem of the same name. I imagine most of you have yet to read this poem, so I will now provide the original text along with my complete translation.
01 ODIN'S RAVEN-CHANTAnd this goes on and on and on for about 20 more stanzas, culminating in an extravagantly unnecessary buttle in a puddle for the rank of suprummle buttle puddle Tweetle Beetle. As you can tell, this is terribly inspiring shit Sigur Rós is working with here, so you can only imagine how amazing this album is going to be. The release date is set for June 6 of this year.*
Alföður orkar, álfar skilja, vanir vitu, vísa nornir, elur íviðja, aldir bera, reyja ursar, rá valkyrjur.
Now, when Tweetle Beetles fight, it's called a Tweetle Beetle Battle.
02 &Aelig;tlun æsir illa gátu, ve ur villtu vættar rünum; Ó hræris skyldi
Ur ur geyma, máttk at verja mestum orra.
And when they battle in a puddle, it's a Tweetle Beetle Puddle Battle.
03 Hverfur ví Hugur, himna leitar, grunar guma
grand ef dvelur; ótti er ráins unga draumur, Dáins dulu
AND when Tweetle Beetles battle with paddles in a puddle, they call it a Tweetle Beetle Puddle Paddle Battle.
The tracklist is as follows:
*Note: This may or may not be a total lie, and Sigur Ros may or may not have any intentions on releasing anything called Odin’ Raven Magic.