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Kjartan Sveinsson releases Volcano soundtrack

Kjartan Sveinsson
(Image credit: Helen Best)

Former Sigur Rós member Kjartan Sveinsson has released his second commercially available soundtrack, his single track accompaniment to frequent collaborator Rúnar Rúnarsson’s 2011 film Volcano. You can listen to a stream of Volcano below.

It is the second soundtrack release from Sveinsson, following the release of his soundtrack to Runarsson’s 2004 Oscar nominated short film The Last Farm earlier this year. 

In Sveinsson's words establishing the right mood with this score, he recalls, “was very hard. Especially when there is not that much music, as in most of Rúner’s films. It has to be exactly right.”

Comprised of overlapping, elegiac strings weaving into one another, Volcano is a testament to Sveinsson’s ability to construct soundtracks that are moving within their own right and also the ideal counterpart to what is occurring on-screen. 

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.