Sigur Rós have released another video from their ongoing “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”, and it’s a broader cut than the rest. Seraph features snippets of Valtari tracks “Rembihnútur” and “Ekki múkk” and moves in a wild direction, thanks to a noted comic book artist and one courageous cult film director.
Created by Dash Shaw and John Cameron Mitchell, the animated clip captures the troubled life of one male character, from his awkward youth to his violent time in prison. Mitchell remains best known for his work writing, directing, and starring in 2001′s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and there’s a lot of that similar depressing, gritty surrealism here. Stream it below.
As previously reported, the band has commissioned a dozen filmmakers to create music videos for the ”Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”. Each filmmaker was given the “same modest budget and asked to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from Valtari. The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom.” Other videos include “Ég anda” 1, “Ég anda” 2, Varúð 1, Varúð 2, “Fjögur píanó”, “Rembihnútur”, “Varðeldur”, and “Dauðalogn”.