Watching the second season of planet earth made me think about and go back to the first Sigur Ros album I ever heard and pick out this track for the week.
The whole of the album Takk… is really beautiful. Well rounded in its construction with tracks flowing between one another wonderfully. It feels at times almost entirely organic in its structure as if parts from the previous track form the inspiration for the next one until its conclusion. This makes hearing it as a whole a real pleasure, a journey into their unique style condensed into its sweetest form over the albums eleven tracks.
Gong is one of the more forward facing tracks, focusing on stronger percussive elements and a swing that really brings a swagger to the piece as it transitions from darker elements of instrumentation to a piano which leads a euphoric key change for the tracks conclusion.