Sigur Rόs release latest music video in Valtari film experiment
Iceland’s Sigur Rόs have released the latest in a series of music videos from their “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.”
As part of the project, the band gave a dozen filmmakers the same budget and asked them to create “whatever comes into their head” when they listened to the songs from Sigur Ros’ new album, Valtari.
The video for the song “Dauðalogn,” which was shot by director Henry Jun Wah Lee on the remote Japanese island of Yakushima, features dreamy landscapes of moss-covered forests, silhouetted mountains and waves crashing on a rocky beach.
“The giant trees on the island were once revered as sacred by locals,” the filmmaker writes. “they lived for thousands of years but for the past 5 centuries they were logged to near extinction. the scarred landscape coupled with the dramatic way in which the forest has recovered made for a picturesque and magical atmosphere.”
The ninth video in the Valtari film series will be released in September.