Review: For many people. Sigur Ros only started their forays into the popular consciousness with 1999's Agaetis Byrjun and it's jaw-dropping hit 'Sven-G-Englar'. which meant that this debut, released two years earlier, is often forgotten about. Hopefully this reissue will help to redress the balance, as 'Von' is easily as impressive a status as its successor. Breathtaking in its scope, a mighty 62 minutes long, and every bit as fragile and ethereal as we've come to expect from this sky-surfing troupe, the blissful meld of celestial experimentation and ethereal dreampop here nonetheless miraculously stays well away from the lure of self-indulgence, forming an impressively assured and powerful first salvo.