We Bought a Zoo OST

We Bought a Zoo OST

Disc review

With Sigur Ros’ Hoppipolla and Jonsi’s own Boy Lilikoi being used in PG-rated movies, the next step – the full-scale original soundtrack – was an unsurprising move. Still, Jonsi, Sigur Ros’ magnetic lead, ventured into this enterprise with great candour, allowing him to assemble a score based on his melodic potency, sometimes to a very great extent, as the LP feels like a second solo outing. Nonetheless, the two new songs offered here are stunning, densely erected little masterpieces: Gathering Stories, sunny and engaging, and Aevin endar, a sombre lullaby, full of electronic twinkles and insidious choirs. Essential for any Sigur Ros/Jonsi aficionado; novices brought to the music because of the movie will be pleasantly surprised.

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