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Sigur Ros: Barbican, London

Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, September 2002

YOU OFTEN hear the invisible when you go to see Sigur Ros live. As the bowed white noise fades into an eerie serenity or the slow-burning rage suddenly tears loose towards a crashing climax, you fancy you can make out all sorts of peripheral extras. There's an orchestra, soaring and sweeping with the firebrand emotions. There's a forty-piece choir fleshing out the rise and fall of the melodies. And there, right over there, just on the very edge of earshot, that's... something you've never imagined before.

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