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Vaka (song)

"untitled #1", also known as "Vaka" and released as "untitled #1 (a.k.a. "Vaka")" was Sigur Rós' 2003 single and DVD, from the October 2002 album . As late as November 12, 2006, the single remained fifteenth in the Canadian singles chart, having spent a total of 16 weeks in the top 20.

The band closed their set with tracks 2 and 3 from this single during their spring 2003 tour, calling the two songs "Smáskífa" (single) on their set list. Track 2 was originally meant to be a remix of "Vaka" but it turned out into a different song altogether, although some remnants of "Vaka"'s melody can still be heard. Track 3 features a solo on piano by drummer Orri Páll Dýrason. Track 4 is the music looped before and after Sigur Rós' live shows.

The single was released as a 3" limited mini CD, 5" CD with DVD, and as a 10" limited vinyl gatefold sleeve with an artwork stencil. The 3" mini CD was only released in Europe, and is labeled as featuring a new 12 minute track though there are four separate tracks on the disc. The DVD accompanying the 5" CD contains the first three music videos the band has made: " Svefn-g-englar", " Viðrar vel til loftárása" and "Vaka". The menu screen has a video which the band shot of some birds on a wire, with track four from the single playing.

Vaka

The term vaka may refer to:

  • untitled #1, released as untitled #1 (a.k.a. "Vaka"), a single from the Sigur Rós album ( )
  • Vaka (sailing), the main hull of a multihull vessel such as a proa or trimaran
  • Váka, the Hungarian name for Crişan village, Ribița Commune, Hunedoara County, Romania
  • Vaka, solo project for Daniel Lidén
  • Joseph Wilson Vaka (born 1980), Tongan rugby union player
Vaka (sailing)

The vaka is the main hull of a multihull vessel.