is a double companion record to the film "heima". it has two titles because it is in effect two separate, but complementary, entities, with two front covers and a limited edition run of two discs. open it one way and it's 'hvarf' ("disappeared" or "haven"), a five track electric studio record comprising mainly unreleased rarities from sigur rós's back-pages, none of which is on 'heima'. open it the other way and it's 'heim' ("home"), a six track acoustic record, comprising delicate new unplugged versions of some of sigur rós's best moments, which have never been performed before.
the band were originally asked to deliver a traditional live album to go with the live film, but thinking about it, with sigur rós that wasn't ever going to happen, and what we have here in hvarf-heim is hopefully more stimulating and exciting than some will-this-do? toss-offs of songs they honed to perfection in the studio aeons ago.
hvarf-heim features three previously absolutely unreleased electric songs (salka, hljómalind and í gćr) and is, anyway, wall-to-wall re-workings.