on april 13th record store day will be celebrated around the world - for this year’s event SIGUR RÓS will release two exclusive vinyl albums. 22° LUNAR HALO and VARIATIONS ON DARKNESS are soundtracks to separate modern dance collaborations, each building on sigur rós music, both new and existing, to create brand new works.

Sigur Rós - 22° LUNAR HALO


soundtrack to brand new dance work by leading taiwanese choreographer CHENG tsung-lung, premiering in taiwan to coincide. tsung-lung chose his favourite music from throughout SIGUR RÓS’s career, which was then twisted, bent and broken, and finally added to in the band’s reykjavík studio to create a new perspective for CLOUD GATE 2.  musical director KJARTAN HOLM.

Sigur Rós - Variations On Darkness


soundtrack to a series of choreographed performances from the ICELAND DANCE COMPANY, originally commissioned for the band’s NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival New Year 2018. IDC musical “vacillation and transfiguration” expert VALDIMAR JÓHANSSON was granted unique access to unreleased SIGUR RÓS material, as well as multitracks of the band’s catalogue, using them to create a score of high nordic drama to underpin the apocalyptic vision of choreographer ERNA ÓMARSDÓTTIR. edited for vinyl by KJARTAN HOLM.

digital editions available april 13th
vinyl exclusive to record store day. limited edition on black heavyweight 12″ vinyl.
spined sleeve printed with special inks.
released april 13th (except in north america – details below).

22° LUNAR HALO photographer: LEE Chia-yeh // Variations On Darkness photographer: Anna Kristín Arnardóttir


22° LUNAR HALO and VARIATIONS ON DARKNESS are, regrettably, not part of RSD in north america this year – here’s why. to try and reduce single use plastic, we made a decision to not shrink-wrap our RSD releases this time. in the united kingdom and europe this was begrudgingly accepted, but not in the states and canada, where it seems distributors and stores would rather not have our records than risk taking them unwrapped. we tried our best to quickly find an alternative biodegradable solution, but unfortunately technology is yet to catch up with the public mood on this. and so we missed the deadline for north american RSD.

you will, however, be able to order both records direct from the band’s store (un-shrink-wrapped) or in store (shrink-wrapped) from 17 MAY. sign up via the form below for notifications regarding availability.

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