Sigur Rós Rework 'Hoppípolla' For 'Planet Earth II' [Listen]
What a wonderful world.
Makers of the most atmospheric sounds, Sigur Rós, have reworked their 2005 classic 'Hoppípolla' for the new series of Planet Earth. The song, which soundtracked the first Planet Earth series back in 2006, is tbh the only soundscape that could sit alongside David's dulcet tones.
Sitting at just under 4.5 minutes, the track is an expansive, transcendent affair that goes perfectly with the psycho ariel shots that Planet Earth does better than any other nature doco.
The Sigur Rós boys had some political/poetic words to share on the collab, saying:
"In Iceland we are blessed with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wild and untamed places. But even here, in the very furthest flung corners of Europe's largest wilderness, the scars of human industry are visible, the plans for future encroachments, by dam and smelter, legion. If lost the Icelandic highlands are not recoverable. Around the world the story is the same; the traffic, literally, going in one direction. Sigur Rós are proud to be associated with Planet Earth II and its all-important mission to hold us rapt in understanding of, and respect for, this endlessly fascinating, utterly surprising and ultimately fragile place we are lucky enough to call home for a short while."
Drift away via the updated track below.
Via: The BBC
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