Suffice it to say that “Heima” should be compulsory viewing for anyone who even vaguely suspects that they may like music and imagery. My photographer’s eye was going crazy with all the fabulous Icelandic imagery, and my music brain was in some sort of tranquil paradise listening to it.
“Secret World” is also a fabulous dvd. I don’t think I have seen a group of extra-ordinarily talented musicians (including Tony Levin, who plays bass, chapman stick, keyboards, does backing vocals and is a dab hand with a camera) just flat out enjoying themselves more performing. Very enlivening to see.
More musicians should learn to have serious fun like Sigur Ros, Amiina and Peter Gabriel’s bands always seem to do.
When I am a bit more awake, and after I have seen it again, I’ll review “Heima”. Until then, may 2008 bring you happiness, tranquility and all that you hope for.