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Sigur Ros to collaborate with Flood on fifth studio LP

Just on the heels of their live DVD, Heima, and a rarities compilation, Hvarf/Heim, Sigur Ros have announced plans to return to the studio next week and begin working on their fifth studio LP with groundbreaking producer Mark “Flood” Ellis (The Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails). The band’s drummer, Orri Pall Dyrason, recently told Icelandic newspaper Frettablaoio, “We’re gonna try working with him for two weeks and see where it takes us.” He added that the band have already begun the songwriting process and anticipate a release date of late 2008. It might be a little unsettling to some diehard Sigur Ros fans to learn that the band will not be recording this one in their own studio-upon-swimming-pool, Sundlaugin. Instead, Dyrason has said that they will record the follow up to 2005’s Takk in a rented house in downtown Reykjavik. New frontiers all around! But, hey, isn’t that what Sigur Ros do best?