- Actors: Sigur Ros
- Directors: Vincent Morisset
- Format: NTSC
- Language: Icelandic
- Region: Region A/1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 3
- Studio: XL Recordings
- Release Date: Nov. 1 2011
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- ASIN: B005ML1W4K
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,150 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Inni (Blu-ray + 2 CD)
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Inní is the definitive Sigur Rós live experience, comprised of a double live album and a seventy-five minute concert film, capturing the enigmatic band’s last show before their well-documented “indefinite hiatus” at the end of 2008.Recorded and shot over two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, at the close of their Með suð íeyrum við spilum endalaust world tour.
The live album Inní – a first for the band – is comprised of the full set from Alexandra Palace, played in order with just one omission, and clocks in at one-and-three-quarter hours. Recorded by Sigur Rós’ in-house studio engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, Inní’s live audio recording is far and away the best way of replicating the full-force effect of standing in front of one of the world’s most extraordinary bands for an evening.
Inní, Sigur Rós’ second live film following 2007’s hugely-celebrated and Gold Certified tour documentary DVD Heima, was directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir) and captures the band as a core four-piece for the first time since they were joined by string section amiina at the start of this century.
The film debuted at this year’s Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2011. Inní focuses purely on the band’s performance, and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima’s kaleidoscopic richness. Where Heima was lush and colourfully expansive, Inní is spare and near-monochromatic in its tunnel vision. Filmed in a manner that invites both intimacy and claustrophobia, Inní cocoons the viewer in a one-onone relationship with the band, eschewing the audience for closeness, depicting how it feels for both band and fan to experience Sigur Rós live.
When taken in together, Inní’s live album and film give us an incredible account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years, showing where they’ve come from, where they’ve been, and like all things Sigur Rós, where it is they will be going next.
“Shot in black-and-white and running a haunting, emotion-drenched 75 minutes, [inni is] as pure an experience of the cinema as i've had." - Justin Chang, Variety
“The capacity crowd sat in rapture during the quiet moments. At times the music was both delicate and resonant. Much of the show was searingly intense, with Mr. Dyrason flailing at his cymbals and Mr. Birgisson sawing a bow across the strings of his electric guitar. Some songs were studies in the art of crescendo; others were simply explosive.” - The New York Times
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So why 3 stars? The audio sounds fantastic, the source material is great, and you get the 2 audio CDs that do capture the greatness of Sigur Ros live in concert. But this could have been so much more. As is, it's pretty much red meat for fans (and worth it for those who are willing to pay based on the audio only), but anyone would be better served by the (unfortunately lower definition) Heima.
I am using an Oppo 93 with pure audio turned on (cancels the video stream so audio sounds even better). The video is very artsy id probably give it 3stars but don't be put off by this fantastic band and incredible HD soundtrack. This is pretty much a very high definition CD as are all concert/music blurays.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars. All other reviews have already pointed out the video is very artsy, very grainy and very deep. I personally like it but thats just me. For all who love sigur ros and want incredible SOUND i highly recommend getting this over the dvd.
Have listened to it nonstop since 2PM when i received it.
Update: Have been listening to both CDs using my Oppo 93 as a cd player and both cds sound fantastic. Very surprised that there both live CDs and were given a good audio recording. So overall good buy amazing audio quality for bluray and both CDs.
You already know the tracks from the product description so I'll go right into the review.
I was not too happy with the video quality. I understand that it is meant to be heavily filtered and "scratchy" looking but I didn't expect this much processing. So video-wise this could've been on a VHS tape and would've looked the same. The only exception is in the Extras which contain four songs. Here the video quality was noticeably better and I wish the whole feature looked like this.
But the real reason I bought it was for the sound and if you've got a good audio surround set up you're going to be very very happy with this purchase. Solid DTS-HD 5.1 sound. Admittedly, sound quality is not quite as good as John Mayer: Where the Light Is - Live in Los Angeles, but its quite damn close. So that wraps it up I think.
Also, quick note on the sound - The four Extra tracks are not in DTS, they're merely 2 channel Dolby Digital. So in one scenario you've got average video but great sound and then you have much better video but average sound. Well, you cant have it all!
Now go buy it tiger!
There were many times where I had to remind myself that what I was watching was actually a concert, and that they were not playing in my living room. I have never seen a live concert in this fashion, and glad I have it along with Heima to make the combined an unmatched live collection.