As all good Sigur Ros fans know, the Icelandic sound sculptors are on what they’ve nicely termed an “indefinite hiatus,” which made creative room for frontman Jonsi’s recent solo debut and world tour.
But this November (exact date tba) the band will be releasing a little blast from the arcane past on XL Recordings: “Inni,” a double live album that includes an unusual 75-minute concert film from director Vincent Morisset.
They were both tracked at Sigur Ros’s farewell show at the end of 2008, in London’s acoustically resonant Alexandra Palace. The nearly two-hour gig was tracked by the group’s longtime in-house engineer Birgir Jon Birgisson.
And while this isn’t their first filmed foray — the 2007 tour documentary “Heima” was the first — this effort from Morisset (who also helmed Arcade Fire’s “Miroir Noir”) does put the group in a whole new claustrophobic light.
Rather than rely on basic panoramic stage scenes, the director reshot his digital footage on 16mm, then reshot it again, sometimes through prisms and other found objects, for a decidedly “Zelig” feel.
The movie is also premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 3. Watch the trailer at www.sigur-ros.co.uk, and keep your fingers crossed for a reunion.