Published Jul 06, 2015Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has done his fair share of film scoring, and now his bandmates bassist Georg "Goggi" Hólm and drummer Orri Páll Dýrason are getting in on the action. Goggi and Orri have composed a score for the new BBC documentary The Show of Shows.
The music was created along with two Sigur Rós contributors: touring guitarist Kjartan Holm (who is also Goggi's brother) and Icelandic composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (who Sigur Rós worked with on the unreleased 2002 piece Odin's Raven Magic). It was recorded in Sigur Rós' studio in Reykjavik and features the South Iceland Chamber Choir.
The result is a 14-song, 72-minute album called Circe, which is due out on August 21 through Sigur Rós' own Krunk Records. It will be available on double-vinyl, CD or digital download.
Although The Show of Shows won't premiere on BBC television until next year, select screenings are taking place this month in the UK (find the dates here). It's a documentary made up of a century worth of footage from vaudeville, circuses and carnivals.
Watch a trailer below. The album Circe can be pre-ordered here.