The members of the Icelandic quartet Sigur Rós have begun preparing for their next album and will meet with producer Mark Ellis, a.k.a. “Flood,” in Iceland next week to discuss the project. Flood is perhaps best known for working with Irish rock band U2.
“We are going to try and work with him for two weeks and see how it goes,” Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason told Fréttabladid.
According to Dýrason, Flood contacted Sigur Rós’ manager and said he was interested in working with the band. The producer then met the band members in Iceland and they have also traveled to London to meet him there.
Flood is one of the world’s most respected producers. He began his career by producing U2’s album The Joshua Tree, which was released 1987. Flood also worked on U2’s albums Zooropa and Pop.
Sigur Rós’ last studio album Takk was released more than two years ago. The band recently released a double-CD compilation album entitled Hvarf-Heim in conjunction with the release of their documentary Heima. The album contains studio versions of previously unreleased songs.