Monday 28 January 2013, 11:46 | By

Sigur Rós keyboardist leaves, as band preview new LP

In The Studio Reunions & Splits

Sigur Ros

It’s all change at Sigur Rós HQ, as they lose keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson but gain a new track towards their seventh studio LP.

Frontman Jonsi et al shared those and other such truths whilst talking to fans via this Reddit dialogue, saying that Sveinsson’s leaving the band had been “on a good note” but that he had wanted to go “for some time”, adding: “He said he spent half his life in the band and it was time to do something different”.

The band also revealed that they’d started making a follow-on to 2012′s ‘Valtari’, adding that they are going to carry that on between the various live dates they’re playing in the coming months.

This segment of a weird and distinctly un-Sigur Rós-like new track, tagged ‘sr7′ (aka Sigur Rós seven), is listenable in the mean time:

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